We all know that losing weight is supposed to be as easy as diet and exercise. But for most of us, taking off pounds is not that simple. Semaglutide is a weight loss medication that changes how you eat. Unlike past weight loss medications, semaglutide helps people lose significant amounts of weight without dangerous side effects. 

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication that mimics a receptor involved in hunger and metabolism. It was developed as a treatment for type 2 diabetes due to its effects on insulin. However, it has been found to help people lose weight as well. Semaglutide has been hailed as a revolution in weight loss, making better health and increased confidence accessible to more people than ever. 

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How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide mimics an important peptide called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1). GLP-1 is an important signaling molecule that helps regulate when you feel hungry and how much you eat. Semaglutide reduces your desire to eat and how much you eat. As a result, you lose weight without feeling hungry or fighting cravings. Like any weight loss program, it is most effective when combined with lifestyle changes. 

How Long Does It Take Semaglutide to Work?

Semaglutide is administered as a weekly injection. Our nurse practitioner will guide you through the simple process of self-administering your medication. How long it takes to see results depends on a number of factors. Semaglutide is usually started at a lower dose and increased gradually over several weeks. 

You may quickly notice changes in your appetite and food cravings, which may translate into some weight loss within a few weeks. Research has indicated that the average person may lose about 10% to 20% of their body weight. Most of this weight is lost in the first six months. You may continue to lose weight after this time, but the rate will typically slow down. 

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What is Semaglutide Treatment Like?

After your initial instructions, you will self-administer semaglutide at home once a week. We will monitor your progress and assist you with developing new lifestyle habits. Small lifestyle changes can increase your weight loss and help you keep the weight off. Techniques like healthy portions and moderate physical activity help you maintain your weight loss results even if you stop taking semaglutide. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss With Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is intended for overweight or obese individuals, especially those with related health concerns such as high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. Good candidates have reasonable expectations about what semaglutide can do. You may not be a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions or a family history of certain cancers. 

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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

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