MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
There’s no getting around it— for most of us, losing weight and keeping it off is an ongoing battle. It is estimated that 80% of people who lose weight will gain it all back and more, within one year. For some, a balanced diet and active lifestyle are enough to shed and keep off any unwanted pounds, but for others, an extra edge or medical intervention may be necessary to start seeing results.
Losing weight can improve your overall health and lessen the severity of weight-related conditions, but with so many diet fads and workout trends out there, it can be difficult to determine what will work for you and your specific needs.
At BodySymmetry MD, our wellness consultants take the guesswork out of weight loss by meeting with you one-on-one to develop a medical weight loss plan that is tailored not only to your unique physiology, but also to your lifestyle. Whether you need accommodations for a hectic work schedule, have dietary restrictions, a preexisting health condition or a relentless sweet tooth, our plans are successful because they are individually designed around you.
MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
- Appetite Suppression Therapy
- Body Sculpting with Acoustic Lipo
- HCG Weight Loss Diet
- Hormones: FRAG and Tesamorelin
- IV Therapy
- LIPOTROPIC B12 INJECTIONS
- Peptides: CJC/Ipamorelin, Mots-c
- Weight Loss Coaching and Comprehensive Meal Plans
Appetite therapy, or appetite suppressants, are drugs used to primarily target the neurochemical transmitters of your central nervous system to reduce your overall food intake. Generally speaking, this works by tricking your brain into thinking it is not hungry or by making you feel full longer. When supplemented with a healthy diet and workout regimen, appetite suppressants can significantly aid in achieving and maintaining weight loss.
What appetite suppressant do we recommend?
Phentermine, also known as Adipex-P, is one of the most commonly prescribed weight loss medications we offer. However, as an amphetamine, if you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure or are pregnant, this medication may not be for you. Common side effects can include an increased heart rate, heart palpitations and restlessness or insomnia. It is crucial you discuss your medical history thoroughly with our wellness consultants to determine if appetite therapy medications are right for you.
Acoustic lipo, also as known as ultrasonic cavitation, is a painless and nonsurgical alternative to liposuction that contours and reshapes the body. Using minimally-invasive ultrasound technology, these safe and low-frequency ultrasound waves penetrate stubborn fat beneath the skin. The ultrasound waves both heats and vibrates fat cells until they liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream and are naturally expelled by the body. Patients tend to lose 1 to 3-inches in their first treatment.
While there is no pain or downtime associated with acoustic lipo, most patients will require between 10-12 treatments to achieve their desired results. This will depend on their current weight and the size of the treatment areas. Acoustic lipo procedures can be completed in as little as 30 minutes to an hour, making it an ideal body contouring treatment for your lunch break. The results of acoustic lipo are long-lasting, but will require a consistent diet and exercise plan to maintain your slimmer, toned results.
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a protein-based hormone that occurs naturally in the body during the early stages of pregnancy. When hCG is administered through injections in conjunction with a low-calorie diet, it is believed to drastically boost the metabolism to burn off fat without the feeling of hunger or fatigue. The hCG diet is just that: a strict low-calorie diet of only 500 calories per day with daily injections of hCG.
How does the HCG Diet Work?
Despite the caloric restrictions of the hCG diet, our patients don’t feel hungry. The diet allows you to choose your own foods within the diet and calorie guidelines, allowing patients to eat real food and feel satisfied.
While limiting your daily caloric intake alone can help you to lose fat, a common side effect of weight loss is losing muscle mass as well. Prescription hCG injections work to prevent muscle loss by creating an anabolic state, or muscle-building state, in the body to counteract the breakdown of your muscles. By cutting down calories while your body in this muscle-building state, this prescription can help you to dramatically speed up the fat burning process while maintaining your muscle mass and not going hungry.
Frag is a modiﬁed fragment of human growth hormone and can be prescribed to help stimulate the pituitary gland, similarly to HGH and other growth hormones, to boost metabolism and support weight loss. Frag was originally developed to be used as an anti-obesity drug and is known to help burn fat and promote weight loss. It has also been shown to help with inﬂammation and chronic pain.
Tesamorelin is growth hormone that increases IGF-1 levels in men and women. It has been shown to decrease excess fat around the stomach, which can be caused by certain medications. In addition to promoting fat loss, this hormone also helps increase lean muscle mass and strength. It has a host of other beneﬁts such as nootropic effects including: improved cognition, mental focus, memory, creativity and motivation.
Unlike many vitamin supplements that are taken orally, IV therapy injects a cocktail of vitamins and natural health-boosting ingredients intravenously into your bloodstream. The results of IV therapy are immediate and drastic, as the body can absorb these ingredients as a liquid much more efficiently. Our unique IV therapy bar has a wide range of infusion choices that can aid with:
- Weight loss
- Immune system boosting
Lipotropic injections, also called lipo injections, include a combination of ingredients that are administered to increase the breakdown of fat and promote overall feelings of wellness. Lipotropics are naturally occurring substances in the body that affect how fat is metabolized. We combine lipotropics with B12, often thought of as the energy vitamin, and deliver these weekly by needle injection to speed up fat-burning and fight off fatigue. When paired with a comprehensive weight loss and diet plan, lipotropic B12 injections can optimize the amount of fat you lose.
A nutraceutical refers to any product that is derived from food sources to provide health benefits. In other words, foods that are medically or nutritionally functional to the human body are used to naturally aid with health concerns such as weight loss or appetite suppression. Nutraceuticals can also include ingredients like vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and more to help improve your overall health. They are instrumental in naturally enhancing the results of your weight loss plan.
This combination peptide helps increase lean muscle mass, build strength and decrease body fat by stimulating the production and secretion of growth hormone. It also promotes muscle recovery, increases stamina and has multiple anti-aging properties including: increased sleep, energy, mood, bone density, immune function and a healthier overall body composition.
MOTS-c is a peptide known to regulate metabolic functions throughout the body, including turning glucose into usable energy. This mitochondrial-derived Peptide promotes metabolic homeostasis and reduces obesity and insulin resistance. MOTS-c benefits:
- Promotes fatty acid metabolism in the liver
- Promotes metabolic flexibility and homeostasis
- Protects against age and diet dependent insulin resistance and obesity
- Promotes weight loss
- Promotes resistance to metabolic stress
- Improves exercise capacity
- Helps prevent osteoporosis
- Improves glucose regulation
During your first visit at BodySymmetry MD, one of our expert wellness consultants will meet conduct a thorough dietary analysis, evaluate your current exercise plan, check your vitals, take your current measurements and complete baseline lab work. These elements are then used to establish a comprehensive meal plan and weight loss regimen that works for your body. You will be provided with a 30 to 90-day weight loss plan and a nutritionally balanced meal plan based on your lab work, dietary preferences and restrictions. We even provide you with a straightforward grocery list to make dieting easier. We encourage weekly follow-up visits ensure that we can effectively monitor your success and make any adjustments to your plan to help keep you on track.
Weight loss doesn’t have to be a challenge. Our office has the right tools and resources to get you the slim, lasting results you crave without drastically altering your lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and to start experiencing successful weight loss results.
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