Managing and maintaining your weight is no easy feat. For some people, losing unwanted weight can be a serious challenge and can often impact self-perception, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
If you are someone who has tried to lose weight through natural remedies such as regular exercise and balanced dieting but has still been unable to achieve the weight loss results you want, it may be because you might need a little supplemental support to achieve your weight loss goal. This is when Watterson Plastic Surgery steps in!
Dr. Watterson and his team understand how much one’s body can affect their self-confidence, especially when it comes to their weight. That’s why our team is proud to now over Semaglutide to our patients.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes patients as well as overweight patients. Often used as an anti-obesity medication, Semaglutide can be sold under the brand name Ozempic or given to patients as injectable shots. Semaglutide benefits patients looking to lose weight and maintain their goal weight.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide is made to target a specific part of the patient’s brain (the GLP-1 receptors). This helps aid in the regulation of appetite and how much you eat. Semaglutide helps with the weight loss process because patients find the need to eat less and feel fuller when they do eat.
How Fast Can You Lose Weight On Semaglutide?
In a study conducted by UCLA Health, it was found that half of the patients on semaglutide lost 15% of their body weight. In comparison to patients who only incorporated lifestyle changes such as exercise and diet without Semaglutide only experienced a 2.4% weight loss. These results came after 68 weeks, which shows that Semaglutide produces the best results over time, but patients have seen weight loss results as quickly as two weeks into their treatment.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is recommended for adults with a BMI equal to or greater than 30. Because this is a weight loss treatment, other health factors such as high blood pressure can play a factor in your candidacy, but Dr. Watterson is dedicated to communicating with each patient if they can use Semaglutide or not. This treatment is not recommended for those with medullary thyroid cancer, gallbladder disease, or pancreatitis.
Are There Side Effects to Semaglutide?
Just like any other medication, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur while on Semaglutide, however, these side effects typically disappear after a couple of days while your body adjusts. There is a risk of more serious side effects, such as pancreatitis and allergic reactions. However, under the guidance of Dr. Watterson, these risks can easily be avoided during treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide?
Semaglutide, whether taken as medication or through injectable shots, are a huge benefit for those interested in major weight loss but have struggled with losing weight in the past. Eliminating the complications that come with surgical weight loss procedures, Semaglutide is non-invasive and gives patients’ bodies the chance to adjust to it during its recovery period. This also allows time for patients to develop new lifestyle changes like diet and exercise that can help aid in their weight loss journey. Achieving your weight loss goal can help increase self-confidence and lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are tired of trying to manage your weight on your own, now is the time to let the team at Watterson Plastic Surgery! We are always ready to serve patients in the greater Draper, UT, area. Click here to contact us and schedule a consultation today.