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Weight Loss Management in Beverly Hills, CA

According to the CDC, around 42% of adults in the U.S. are affected by obesity. Being overweight can negatively affect one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. It is a problem that many people deal with every day. Fortunately, the new availability of prescription weight loss drugs has given hope to those who wish to shed excess pounds. If you struggle with losing weight and are frustrated with a lack of results, weight loss management can help.

What Is Weight Loss Management?

For those who have felt alone in their struggle to lose weight, this program is revolutionary. Weight loss management at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery is a program supervised by Dr. Chiu. It uses the latest, most effective weight loss medications to help you eliminate those extra pounds.

What Are the Benefits of Weight Loss Management?

Weight loss management can help you successfully lose weight where other diet and exercise plans have failed. You can achieve the slimmer figure you desire by combining prescription weight loss medication with doctor supervision, nutritional changes, and increased exercise.

Besides the aesthetic benefits, weight loss management can also improve your overall health, including:

  • Lowering your risk of heart disease
  • Lowering your blood sugar and decreasing your diabetes risk
  • Lowering your risk of arthritis, as well as lessening pressure on your joints

Studies have shown that for obese patients, even losing five to ten percent of their body weight can improve the conditions mentioned above. For patients wishing to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures, weight loss management decreases your risk of complications during surgery and recovery.

Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Management?

Candidates for weight loss management are typically people with an elevated body mass index (BMI). Patients may also have a lower BMI but struggle with health concerns like high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

What Are My Weight Loss Management Options?

Semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy)

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA). It mimics a natural hormone found in your gut that induces your body to release more insulin when you eat to help regulate blood sugar. It also slows the progress of food through your stomach (called “delayed stomach emptying”), which enables you to feel fuller, longer, and decreases your appetite.

Tirzapetide (Mounjaro, Zepbound)

Tirzepatide also targets the GLP-1 RA receptor, but it also affects the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor. It regulates hunger and raises the level of glucose in your blood, signaling your brain that you’re full. Tirzepatide also slows the movement of waste through your intestines, which can also keep you feeling satiated.

What Can I Expect From My Weight Loss Management Consultation?

Dr. Chiu understands that no two people are alike when it comes to weight loss. Some patients may struggle with “food noise,” while others may have trouble controlling their appetites. Dr. Chiu offers highly individualized care to each of his weight loss management patients, so your treatment is specifically tailored to you and your needs.

When you come into Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery for your weight loss management consultation, Dr. Chiu will talk with you about your goals and desired results. He will review your medical history and determine which medication would be the most beneficial for you. He then creates a completely customized treatment plan, taking into account your unique body makeup, health history, and weight loss goals. This treatment plan will be used as a road map on your weight loss journey, and it may be changed or modified according to your progress.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

If you feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight with unsatisfactory results, it’s time to explore what weight loss management at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery can do for you. Dr. Gabriel Chiu has years of medical training and education, and he offers each patient a caring, safe environment to discuss their weight loss struggles and goals. His open communication style and desire to help his patients are evident in every interaction, as he works to ensure your comfort and success every step of the way.

FAQs About Weight Loss Management

What are the side effects of weight loss medication?

Common side effects of semaglutide and tirzepatide include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation, diarrhea, gassiness, or bloating
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain

As with any medication, contact your doctor immediately if you experience concerning side effects.

How much weight can I lose on weight loss medication?

Patients who took semaglutide lost between five and fifteen percent of their starting weight (on average). Patients taking tirzepatide have reported losing an average of 15 to 22% of their starting weight.

How are semaglutide and tirzepatide taken?

Both types of weight loss medications are injectable and come in a pen pre-measured with the correct dosage. You administer the medication by injecting it into your thigh, stomach, or upper arm once a week.

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