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Semaglutide at North Beach Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA

North Beach Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer Semaglutide in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake as part of our new wellness program. We understand the challenges of weight loss, and Semaglutide can be a valuable tool to help you reach your goals. Our experienced team of plastic surgeons and nurse practitioners provide compassionate care throughout your weight loss journey.

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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a prescription injectable medication used for chronic weight management. It belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. GLP-1 is a natural hormone produced in the gut that helps regulate blood sugar and appetite. Semaglutide mimics the effects of GLP-1, promoting feelings of fullness and reducing sugar production in the liver.

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is a novel prescription injectable medication designed for chronic weight management. It is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Both GIP and GLP-1 are natural hormones involved in regulating blood sugar levels and appetite. Tirzepatide works by mimicking the effects of these hormones, promoting feelings of fullness, reducing food intake, and enhancing the body's insulin response, which can help lead to significant weight loss.

Semaglutide Benefits

With Semaglutide Virginia Beach patients can achieve and maintain healthy weight loss by:

  • Reducing Appetite and Cravings: Semaglutide helps you feel fuller for longer, so you're less likely to overeat.
  • Promoting Satiety: You may experience a feeling of satisfaction after eating a smaller amount of food, leading to reduced calorie intake.
  • Increasing Metabolism: Semaglutide may slightly increase your metabolism, helping your body burn more calories at rest.

These benefits can translate to weight loss and improved body composition. Here are some additional benefits of Semaglutide:

  • Improved Blood Sugar Control: Semaglutide can be helpful for people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
  • Reduced Cardiovascular Risks: Losing weight can help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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Semaglutide Candidates

Semaglutide may be right for you if you are struggling with weight loss and have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obesity) or 27 or greater (overweight) with at least one weight-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. In your consultation, our fully qualified Nurse Practitioner will meet with you to help determine if Semaglutide is suitable for you.

However, certain individuals should avoid taking Semaglutide. These include those with Type 1 diabetes, individuals with acute or chronic pancreatitis, those with active gallbladder disease, and those with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). These factors will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation to ensure the safest and most effective treatment plan for you.

The Semaglutide Process

  • Consultation: We begin with a consultation to discuss your weight loss goals and medical history.
  • Body Composition Tracking: Our body composition scale will help you track your progress along the way.
  • Demonstration Injection: If Semaglutide is right for you, we will provide a demonstration injection in our office for your comfort and ease of self-administration.
  • Personalized Treatment Plan: The dosage will be personalized based on your needs and adjusted during follow-up appointments.
  • Ongoing Support: We recommend combining Semaglutide with a healthy diet and exercise program to maximize results. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and adjust the dosage as needed.

Semaglutide Recovery and Results

While our Virginia Beach Semaglutide treatment can be a valuable tool for weight loss, it's important to manage expectations. It's not a magic bullet, and results will vary depending on individual factors like diet, exercise, and metabolism.

A Semaglutide Timeline

  • Initial Weeks (1 to 4): You may not see weight loss yet, but your body might be adjusting to the medication. Some people experience mild side effects like nausea or constipation during this time.
  • Following Weeks (4 to 12): Many patients begin to see noticeable weight loss during this period.
  • Long-Term (12+ Weeks): Studies show an average weight loss of 15 percent or more with continued use of Semaglutide. Patients using Tirzepatide showed an average weight loss of 20 percent.

A Semaglutide Timeline

Semaglutide is a long-term treatment, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for lasting weight loss. Here's what post-treatment life looks like:

  • Diet: Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is essential. Focus on whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Continue with scheduled appointments with your doctor to monitor progress and adjust the dosage if needed.
  • Exercise: Physical activity is key. You should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week
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Why choose North Beach Plastic Surgery?

North Beach Plastic Surgery understands that weight loss is a personal journey. We are committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals. Our team has extensive experience helping patients achieve their aesthetic and wellness goals.

We will take the time to understand your unique needs and medical history during your consultation. They will discuss your weight loss goals, any challenges you've faced in the past, and your overall health. Based on this information, they will develop a personalized treatment plan that includes Semaglutide and other strategies to help you lose weight and improve your health.

Our team is also dedicated to providing you with compassionate care and encouragement throughout your weight loss journey. We understand that losing weight can be challenging, but we will be there to support you every step of the way. You can count on us to answer your questions, address your concerns, and celebrate your successes.

Schedule Your Virginia Beach, VA, Semaglutide Consultation at North Beach Plastic Surgery Today

If you’re looking to shed pounds and achieve lasting weight loss success, North Beach Plastic Surgery can help. Schedule a consultation to discuss if Semaglutide is right for your weight loss journey. Call (757) 734-1000 or visit our website today!

SemaglutideFrequently Asked Questions

Semaglutide is generally well-tolerated, but some side effects may occur, such as nausea, vomiting, acid indigestion, or an upset stomach. These are usually mild and temporary. During your consultation, discuss any potential side effects with your provider so you know what may happen in your case.

Many patients begin to see weight loss within a few weeks.

Long-term weight loss can be maintained with continued use of Semaglutide and a healthy lifestyle.

The number of treatments will vary depending on your individual weight loss goals.

During your consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan and go over the cost of your Semaglutide treatments. Insurance typically does not cover Semaglutide for weight loss.

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