Medical Weight Loss
Do you have trouble losing weight? Are you confused on how to get in shape and drop excess pounds? The Institute can help you! We will design a personalized medical weight loss program that is easy to follow and safely effective, with constant support to keep you motivated. Your program will help you control your appetite, recharge your metabolism, increase your energy, burn fat, maintain your weight loss, feel younger, and improve your self-esteem.
Our medical treatments for weight loss include the use of specialized medications that have been tried safely and shown to be effective in promoting weight reduction. At the Institute, we provide both men and women with a variety of treatment options for shedding excess weight, including Compounded Semaglutide, Liquid Lipo (PCDC Injections), and Plenity. Using these medications on a consistent basis, in addition to adhering to our 8 to 12 week medical weight loss program, will help you achieve your desired weight loss results.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss is a weight loss program that is supervised by a healthcare professional, such as a physician or registered dietitian. It involves a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including dietary changes, exercise, and medical interventions, as needed.
How is Medical Weight Loss Different from Other Weight Loss Programs?
Medical weight loss is different from other weight loss programs because it is supervised by a healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance and medical interventions, as needed. It may also involve the use of prescription medications or bariatric surgery, depending on the individual’s needs.
What Medical Interventions may be used in a Medical Weight Loss Program?
Medical interventions that may be used in a medical weight loss program include prescription medications, such as appetite suppressants or weight loss medications, that can induce higher weight reduction than lifestyle changes alone. At the Institute, our medications include Compounded Semaglutide, Liquid Lipo (PCDC Injections), and Plenity.
Compounded Semaglutide is a GLP-1 Peptide medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and long-term weight management.
Compounded Semaglutide medications can be a once-daily tablet or a once-weekly subcutaneous (fatty area) injections administered with a very small insulin needle to the stomach, outer thigh, or back of the upper arm. Dosage is based on weight loss goals and possible side effects (diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, tiredness, or dizziness).
These FDA-approved weight loss medications work to reduce appetite and cravings, increase feeling of fullness, improve blood sugars and insulin resistance, and help patients lose an average of 16% of their starting weight. You can lose 2 to 5 pounds per week with our Semaglutide Program!
Mesotherapy LipoDissolve® and KYBELLA® are non-surgical body contouring procedures that uses micro-injections of a special solution to dissolve fat deposits and contour the face and body. At the Institute, our Liquid Lipo includes PCDC (Phosphatidylcholine Deoxycholic Acid) that promotes fat burning by enhancing energy and metabolism, improving liver function, and giving antioxidants to more swiftly break down fat cells.
How does Liquid Lipo Work?
Liquid Lipo works by injecting a special solution directly into the targeted area of the body. The solution contains various ingredients, including a chemical called deoxycholic acid, which dissolves the fat cells. The dissolved fat is then eliminated naturally from the body over time.
What Areas of the Body can be Treated with Liquid Lipo?
Liquid Lipo can be used to treat a variety of areas on the body, including the stomach, hips, thighs, arms, back, and double chin.
How Many Treatments are Needed for Liquid Lipo?
The number of treatments needed for liquid lipo varies depending on the individual’s goals and the amount of fat to be treated. Typically, patients will need several treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired results. Usually 3 to 6 sessions are needed.
Is Liquid Lipo Safe?
Liquid Lipo is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced healthcare professional. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, such as bruising, swelling, infection, and allergic reactions.
What is the Recovery Time after Liquid Lipo?
The recovery time after liquid lipo is minimal, with most patients able to return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, patients may experience some bruising, swelling, or soreness for a few days after the procedure.
How Long do the Results of Liquid Lipo Last?
The results of liquid lipo can last for several months to several years, depending on various factors such as the patient’s lifestyle habits, weight fluctuations, and the aging process.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liquid Lipo?
Good candidates for liquid lipo include individuals who have small to moderate pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise and who are in good overall health.
Plenity is an FDA-cleared, prescription-only aid for weight management. It is made from naturally derived building blocks—cellulose and citric acid. Taken with water 20 minutes before lunch and dinner, Plenity helps you feel full, eat less, and lose weight. If you miss a pre-meal dose, take Plenity with 16 oz. of water during or immediately after your meal. Website for more info: https://www.myplenity.com/faq
Who is a Good Candidate for Medical Weight Loss?
Good candidates for medical weight loss include individuals who are overweight or obese (BMI, or body mass index, of at least 27) and have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It may also be recommended for individuals with weight-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
You do not qualify if you are pregnancy, lactating, having dumping syndrome, low blood sugar, type 1 diabetes, or a personal/family history of medullary cancer, thyroid cancer, endocrine neoplasia syndrome.
What are the Benefits of Medical Weight Loss?
The advantages of medical weight loss include improved overall health and quality of life, increased energy levels, better blood sugar regulation, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and improved self-confidence and self-esteem. It may also lead to a significant reduction in weight, especially for individuals who are severely overweight or obese.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose with a Medical Weight Loss Program?
The amount of weight that can be lost with a medical weight loss program varies depending on various factors, such as the individual’s starting weight, age, gender, and overall health. On average, individuals can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week with a healthy weight loss program. With our weight loss medications, patients can lose up to 2-5 pounds weekly, with some even losing 15 pounds per week.
At your first consultation, you will receive a complete medical evaluation including history, physical, lab review (labs must be within 1 year or new ones have to be drawn), body composition, and fat analysis. Your medical weight loss program will include nutritional coaching and will teach you how to overcome your challenges and create achievable goals. On-going exercise and nutritional coaching, appetite suppressants, fat burning injections, energy boosters, meal plans, and our game-changing weight loss medications are available to help you attain optimal health through your weight loss journey. If you have any questions, call us at 954-802-9835.
* Disclaimer: Each patient’s experience is unique, as everyone’s body is different. The amount of weight lost may vary based on medical conditions, body composition, program adherence, and metabolic factors.