Research has repeatedly shown that people who try to lose weight with diet and exercise often don’t see the results they want. Semaglutide is a safe, effective medical treatment that helps you lose weight. It makes you eat less and feel less hungry, leading to weight loss without food cravings or struggle. 

What is Semaglutide for Medical Weight Loss?

Semaglutide is an injectable treatment that affects your desire to eat. This medication was initially used to treat type 2 diabetes, but patients also reported weight loss and less hunger. Semaglutide is sold under several brand names or manufactured by specialized compounding pharmacies. 

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide works by mimicking the action of an important peptide with several effects on metabolism and appetite. It acts like GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide type 1), activating the same receptors in the brain. It triggers the brain to feel less hunger and decreases the desire to eat. 

Semaglutide is injected once a week. Our nurse practitioner, Tamara Elwell, will educate you so you feel confident giving yourself your weekly injections. You usually start at a low dose and work up to your ideal dose over time. Your dose will depend on how you respond to the medication. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss With Semaglutide?

Adults who are overweight make good candidates for semaglutide, especially if they have other health risks such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Ideal candidates for semaglutide are committed to making long-term lifestyle changes. People with type 1 diabetes should not use semaglutide, and neither should individuals with a family history of certain types of cancer. Before treatment, we will discuss any kidney, pancreatic, and other medical issues you have. 

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What Results Will I See With Semaglutide?

Most people lose a significant amount of weight with semaglutide. Research has shown that people can lose 10-20% of their body weight with this treatment. Each person will lose weight at a different pace depending on their habits, lifestyle, and response to the medication. 

We will work with you to develop a program of healthy food choices and regular exercise during your treatment. People who do not make these changes will often see their weight return if they stop the medication. Long-term lifestyle changes are essential to achieving lasting results. 

Are There Any Side Effects From Semaglutide?

Most semaglutide side effects are minor and do not cause people to stop treatment. Typical side effects include nausea and other gastrointestinal issues. Adjusting your dose can help if these effects become bothersome. A few people may experience more serious side effects, especially if they have other medical conditions. 

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Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about semaglutide, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg and his team at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137

*Individual results may vary