Weight loss journeys can often feel like an uphill struggle. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged when so many restrictive dieting and rigorous exercise regimens promise miraculous results, but to no avail. At CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we understand that medically supervised weight loss should be focused on long-term success. That’s why we’re proud to offer compounded semaglutide for weight loss.
It’s important to know that this prescription weight loss medication is not suitable for those who:
- Are currently pregnant or nursing
- Are taking any medications related to lowering blood sugar levels
- Have a family history of thyroid cancer
- Have a personal history of pancreatitis or liver disease
- Do not fall within the BMI (body mass index) requirements
Based on your blood work, medical history, BMI and other factors, we can determine whether you’d be a suitable candidate for semaglutide during your personal consultation. If you are, a series of once weekly, self-administered injections can help:
Reduce food cravings and promote a sense of fullness
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone released in the gastrointestinal tract in response to eating. GLP-1 prompts insulin production which helps reduce blood sugar levels. Semaglutide increases insulin release while also lowering glucagon secretion, which raises blood sugar levels. High amounts of GLP-1 also target the parts of the brain that regulate hunger and signal a feeling of fullness. Over time, semaglutide can help curb your appetite by increasing satiety, reducing cravings and even altering your food preferences.
Decrease caloric intake and aid in weight loss
Semaglutide helps reduce food intake in certain adults with a body mass index (BMI) considered above the healthy range. When self-injected in the subcutaneous tissue once a week, semaglutide can offer long-term weight loss results. While weight loss isn’t overnight, if you stay committed and consistent with your injections and use them in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise, you can make significant progress.
At CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we will be with you every step of the way on your medically supervised weight loss journey. By carefully calibrating your specific treatment regimen, we can help keep you on track and adjust your plan as needed.