While fat is a natural phenomenon that occurs in every body, excess fat can negatively affect our quality
of life by increasing health risks, limiting physical abilities. We can exercise and diet which helps to an
extent, but it is undeniable losing weight becomes increasingly difficult as we age due to decreased
energy and slower metabolism. If this sounds like an issue you are facing, we may have a solution for
At Tran Plastic Surgery, we understand how frustrating it can be to lose excess fat while dealing with the
effects of lowered self-esteem and energy levels. This is why we are offering a new product that can help
reduce weight and fat. With Semaglutide injections, you can help your body work more efficiently,
promoting healthy weight loss that won’t compromise your health or well-being.
What is Semaglutide and How Does it Work
For Weight Loss?
Semaglutide is FDA approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and as an anti-obesity medication for
long-term weight management. The drug mimics the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) hormone your
body may be struggling to produce to slow gastric motility making you feel full quicker!
Semaglutide will activate the hormone receptor in the human brain to help regulate your appetite and food
reward. A systematic review and meta-analysis reveals a mean reduction in weight of 11.62 kg (25.56
lbs), waist circumference of 9.61 cm, and BMI of 4.33 kg/m2 across all included studies. So by reducing
your appetite and increasing your energy expenditure, Semaglutide is seen as an effective tool for weight
What to Expect
The injection process is easy and simple. Patients may see a -2% percentage change from baseline in body weight after as early as 4 weeks of subcutaneous weekly injections. Semaglutide will be injected under any fat pad in the body which includes: the abdomen, arms, and legs. The GLP-1 agonist hormone will circulate throughout the body helping you lose weight all around the body and live a healthier lifestyle. Semaglutide is not a weight loss drug by itself, it still requires you to maintain a healthy lifestyle to sustain the effects of the body weight reduction. Common, but manageable, side effects that may be
experienced include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation.
If you feel this issue is affecting you, you should reach out to Dr. Tran’s team to schedule a consultation to
see if you qualify! Keep your realistic expectations in mind and come on in and discuss all your questions
and concerns with your surgeon during your consultation. This will further assist your plastic surgeon in
choosing a technique that will best deliver your desired results. When it comes to treating weight loss,
medication is just one step but just one part of the process and our team is here to help!
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