Semaglutide-“The Skinny Shot”
You can lose an average of 15% of your body weight with semaglutide, the “skinny shot”!
We are excited to announce that Eberbach Plastic Surgery now offers semaglutide, an FDA-approved new drug treatment for chronic weight management. Also referred to as the “skinny shot”, Semaglutide is a once-a-week injection that helps regulate appetite and food intake. We find that most patients will lose an average of 15% of their body weight on this program but have been reported to lose up to 30% of their body weight. For example, if a patient weighs 200 pounds, they will lose an average of 30 pounds with Semaglutide, but can lose up to 60 pounds.
How Does It Work
Semaglutide was originally developed to help patients with diabetes by increasing insulin secretion. It became clear over time that it could also be used as an effective weight loss treatment. In higher doses it acts on the centers of the brain to suppress appetite, improve control of eating, and reduce food cravings.
Our office starts patients at 10 units weekly increasing the dosage to 10 units every 4 weeks until the target dose is reached. It is administered through once-a-week subcutaneous injections in the thigh. This injection is nearly painless and easy for the patient to administer themselves
How Is It Administered?
The Skinny Shot comes in single-use, pre-filled syringes and each syringe contains 1 dose. To administer the dose and use the syringe, simply remove the cap, press the syringe needle against the skin, insert it below skin level, and inject the medication. It will be delivered subcutaneously. Replace the cap on the syringe and dispose of it appropriately. Most patients inject the medication into their upper arm, belly, or thigh. Dr. Tamer will adjust your dose of the medication each month
Am I A Good Candidate?
Semaglutide is recommended for chronic weight management in patients with a BMI of 27 or greater who have at least one weight-related ailment or in patients with a BMI of 30 or more.
How Much Weight Can I Lose?
Although results vary depending on the patient, an average of 15% of body weight is lost after 1 year. In a cohort study of patients who were overweight or obese, 5.9% of total body weight loss was achieved after 3 months and 10.9% after 6 months. After 6 months there were reports of some patients with higher BMI’s losing 20-30% of their body weight. Best results were observed when used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise. At our practice the average patient will lose between 10-20 pounds in the first 4 to 5 months.
When Will I Start Losing Weight
While every patient’s weight loss journey is different, most patients start losing weight within the first 2 weeks. After the target dose is reached, you will see a larger amount of weight loss. At our office most patients have been seen losing an average of 8 pounds in the first 2 months. For more information or to schedule a free consultation call 727-868-4490
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?
With our current special, you will save $1,200 when a 6 month package is pre-purchased. The cost of Semaglutide is normally $550 per month with our current special making the price $350 per month. During your consultation, Dr. Tamer will create a customized treatment plan for you to achieve your desired results. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation.
Schedule Your Semaglutide Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about Semaglutide, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.
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