One of the hottest trends in plastic surgery and one of the best kept secrets of the celebrity world is this revolutionary new medication that helps patients lose weight safely and effectively. What makes semaglutide so game changing is that it treats excess weight as a chronic condition rather than an issue with willpower. It works by hijacking the body’s appetite-regulating system, suppressing hunger and therefore caloric intake overtime. Previous drugs have not been as effective but also have not been as tolerable. Semaglutide has a very limited side effect profile making it overall very tolerable by patients.
The main goal in plastic surgery is to help people reach their aesthetic dreams. The plastic surgery world is very familiar with procedures like liposculpture and tummy tucks to help achieve these goals. However, it is a common discussion in our plastics office that these procedures are not for weight loss but for body contouring. That’s where a weight loss program with semaglutide can come into play. It puts plastic surgeons in the position to help transform patients’ bodies even further from an aesthetic perspective but also from an overall health outlook.
Dr. Franco has had weight loss struggles himself and this medication has allowed him to conquer that struggle and he is so excited to share that with his patients. We often want patients to reach an ideal body weight prior to surgery and by providing a semaglutide weight loss program we will be able to offer a one stop shop. We can help patients reach this weight goal prior to a body contouring procedure to help them fulfill their aesthetic dreams.