Struggling to manage your weight can be a daunting journey, impacting your self-perception and self-confidence. For some people, losing unwanted weight can be a serious challenge and can often impact self-perception, self-confidence, and self-acceptance. If you are someone who has tried to lose weight through natural remedies such as regular exercise and balanced dieting but has still been unable to achieve the weight loss results you want, it may be because you might need a little supplemental support to achieve your weight loss goal. This is when Dr. Earl Ferguson, a highly experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of surgical expertise, steps in!
Dr. Earl Ferguson and his team understand how much one's body can affect their self-confidence, especially when it comes to their weight. That's why our team at Ferguson Plastic Surgery is proud to now offer Semaglutide to our patients.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide, also known as "skinny shots", is a medication originally designed for managing type 2 diabetes but also found to be highly effective in helping overweight individuals. This anti-obesity medication can be administered through injectable shots, offering substantial benefits for those striving to lose weight and maintain their desired physique.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide targets specific receptors in the brain, known as GLP-1 receptors, regulating appetite and food intake. By reducing the urge to eat and increasing the feeling of fullness, Semaglutide plays a pivotal role in the weight loss process.
What Results Can You Expect?
Research from UCLA Health reveals that patients using Semaglutide lost a remarkable 15% of their body weight, while those relying solely on lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, experienced a modest 2.4% weight loss. These significant results were achieved over a period of 68 weeks, although some patients have reported initial weight loss as soon as two weeks into their treatment.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
Semaglutide is recommended for adults with a BMI of 30 or greater. Other health factors, like high blood pressure, may influence candidacy, but Dr. Earl Ferguson will thoroughly assess each patient's suitability for Semaglutide. It's important to note that this treatment is not advised for individuals with medullary thyroid cancer, gallbladder disease, or pancreatitis.
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medication, Semaglutide may cause temporary side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which typically subside as your body adjusts. There is a risk of more severe side effects, such as pancreatitis and allergic reactions, but under the guidance of Dr. Earl Ferguson, these risks can be minimized during treatment.
The Benefits of Semaglutide
Semaglutide, whether administered as medication or injectable shots, offers a significant advantage for those seeking substantial weight loss without the complications associated with surgical procedures. This non-invasive approach allows your body time to adapt and recover, facilitating the development of new lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, to support your weight loss journey. Achieving your weight loss goal can boost self-confidence and lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Schedule a Consultation
If you're tired of battling weight management on your own, it's time to reach out to Dr. Earl Ferguson and his dedicated team at Ferguson Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas. We are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your path to confidence.