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Semaglutide

At Epstein Plastic Surgery, we are here to help you achieve your weight loss goals. When you join our Semaglutide weight loss program, you are not only getting a Semaglutide shot but a revamp in your lifestyle. Our patients are treated by a highly qualified PA who is certified in anti-aging. Beginning with your consultation, we go through your medical history, draw blood, review nutrition, and go over expectations to ensure you are a candidate. Once approved, you will visit us weekly for your Semaglutide shot and we will monitor your progress. Once you are ready to come off Semaglutide, we hope that you have adopted healthier lifestyle habits to keep you healthy and happy. Whether you simply need to lose weight or you need to lower your BMI for surgery, we are here to support you on your weight loss journey!

What does Semaglutide do?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist which reduces cravings and makes you feel fuller quicker by delaying gastric emptying.

Is Semaglutide the same as Ozempic?

Semaglutide is the generic form of Ozempic.  Ozempic is the brand name.

How often do I need to get an injection?

Once a week given by us in the office

How do you determine if I am a candidate and if so, what does the appointment look like?

Initial Consultation: a full medical history is obtained. Nutrition and weight loss goals area discussed.  Blood work is drawn and sent to the lab.

Can I still get Semaglutide if my BMI is considered healthy?

Every patient is different and weight loss expectations are carefully reviewed and a plan is discussed.

How long do I need to stay on Semaglutide?

It is customized to an individual's weight loss goals and success.

Are there any side effects?

Most common side effects are fullness that can lead to abdominal discomfort/bloating, gas, and nausea.

Is there a specific diet I should stick to?

Semaglutideis part of a lifestyle change and we recommend following a healthy diet full of vegetables and lean meats.  Foods to avoid are processed grains, high fat, and high sugar foods.

What happens after I complete my Semaglutide treatment?

Once off the medication your body just continues to works as it usually does. We hope through your semaglutide journey you have adopted a healthy nutrition that fuels your body and a healthy mild to moderate exercise habit.

Can I get Semaglutide to lower my BMI before surgery?

Yes.  It is best to see your surgeon for a consultation and find out what your optimal BMI would be and work together to develop a plan that will work for you and give you the best results for your cosmetic surgery.

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