Muscle Maintenance and Beyond During the Weight Loss Revolution

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Muscle Maintenance and Beyond During the Weight Loss Revolution Austin, TX

Muscle preservation and building has become an incredibly hot topic since the explosion of Ozempic, Mounjaro and the weight loss revolution. So many patients have been on their weight loss journey and during their weight loss journey or after they have reached their goal weight, many patients want to prevent muscle mass loss or improve their overall fitness profile.

A well rounded approach can help patients maintain muscle mass while losing weight on Ozempic, semaglutide and/or tirzepatide, or help patient increase their muscle mass during their fitness journey. Muscle building treatments have multiple components to help our patient increase muscle mass for a more athletic, sculpted, and fit body. Whether you have lost muscle volume from hormonal changes, GLP-1 medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, aging, or illness, we can help maintain and/or restore it with our muscle building treatments. The team at Austin Plastic Surgeon offers several popular and customizable muscle treatments to help you look your best. Contact our office to learn more about how we can transform your figure and help you meet your body goals:

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About the Muscle Mass Movement

Modern wellness programs include maintaining and building muscle treatments in a natural way to enhance your figure and overall wellbeing for the athletic, natural, chiseled physique you desire. As you age, hormonal and lifestyle changes can alter your body. If you are having trouble building muscle, even with consistent exercise, customized treatment plans can help you sculpt your figure. Muscle building is important for maintaining a healthy body that functions well in your daily life. Your body also affects your self-esteem, and feeling comfortable in your skin is important for your overall well-being.

Massive Weight Loss (Prior, During and After)

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, commonly prescribed for weight loss, have gained popularity for their effectiveness in helping individuals manage obesity and related conditions. However, one of the concerns associated with their use is the potential for muscle loss. These medications work by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone, which is involved in appetite regulation, insulin secretion, and slowing gastric emptying. This leads to reduced food intake and weight loss.

While these medications are effective in reducing body fat, they can also lead to a loss of lean body mass, including muscle tissue. It is important to note that most patients that have significant weight loss will lose some muscle mass whether or not they are using the GLP-1 medications. The GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide and tirzepatide have been so effective in weight loss that it has brought this muscle mass loss into the national spotlight.

Our muscle mass movement helps patients reduce the muscle mass they lose during their weight loss journey or help them restore/gain the muscle mass to help them reach their fitness goals. It is important to analyze and incorporate muscle treatments as part of your overall wellness journey. Our wellness program involves more than weight loss, it is helping patients reach their overall fitness goals and improving muscle mass, which is critical to our patients’ overall journey.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation at Austin Plastic Surgeon, we will discuss your goals, lifestyle, and medical history. Please come prepared to discuss the look you would like and any symptoms you are experiencing to help us determine the root of your concern. We will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you meet your body goals.


Sermorelin, an amino-acid that stimulates your production of growth hormones, helps you build muscle and burn excess fat. This peptide treatment can also restore your energy levels, and enhance your libido. Sermorelin is administered as an injection and as a nasal spray and it stimulates your pituitary gland to enhance the natural process of your body. The benefits of sermorelin include the following:

  • Increase muscle mass: Sermorelin will help you build muscle more efficiently so you can get more out of your daily workouts and feel stronger. This will not only help you contour your body, but many patients also experience an increase in self-esteem as well.
  • Energize your body: Growth hormones from the pituitary gland can increase your energy because your body is no longer working as hard to burn excess fat and build muscle. If you have an imbalance, correcting it will also prevent your body from over compensating.
  • Rejuvenate a youthful appearance: Sermorelin helps you achieve a more youthful appearance because the growth hormones make your nails stronger and help your skin heal. Many patients notice a more vibrant complexion after starting the treatment.
  • Increased Recovery. Growth hormone helps patients with recovery after strenuous activity or after surgery.
  • Pre-operative Peptide Treatments. Many patients will start sermorelin prior to their surgery and continue it until the have healed from their surgery. This has become intriguing as many of our patients have been on their weight loss journey and we want to maximize the results.

Sermorelin has rapidly been increasing in popularity as patients have been focusing on improving their overall fitness status. Many patients have incorporated sermorelin as part of their weight loss program to help minimize muscle mass loss and maximize weight loss during the process. We have also had a lot of patients that have transitioned into trying to improve their overall fitness status and have incorporated sermorelin to improve their recovery and improve their results from their fitness journey.

Muscle Mass Treatments

Pure Impact™

If you are looking for a noninvasive way to build muscles, sculpt your body, and achieve a more athletic contour. Pure Impact™ by Sofwave™ is an electrical muscle stimulation device that stimulates your nerves with muscle-building electrical pulses. The treatment strengthens the muscles for a firmer, smoother abdomen. The treatment replicates the effects of plyometric exercise, a type of exercise that builds muscle with small, powerful, repetitive movements and noticeable results.

Pure Impact™ improves the muscle tone and contours your body. During the treatment, our team will place small electrodes on your skin in the areas where you would like to build muscle. A variety of muscle areas can be treated with Pure Impact to focus on areas that concern our patients during their weight loss journey or areas that they have struggled to improve with exercise alone. Pure Impact can be used to help treat areas such as Ozempic Butt or just improve your overall physique. It is also typically used in combination with other treatments such as sermorelin, semaglutide or tirzepatide.


Emsculpt is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that sculpts your abdomen and buttocks with high-intensity electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) for a more athletic appearance. Although the treatment is not a surgical butt augmentation procedure, it will increase your muscle volume for a fuller appearance. If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your buttocks or abdomen, this treatment will accelerate your exercise regime so you can achieve natural results. With an Emsculpt treatment, we can:

  • Increase muscle mass: The targeted treatment builds muscle in your desired areas so we can contour your body for your desired look.
  • Contour the buttocks: Emsculpt treatments will help you achieve a rounder, fuller, more athletic look.
  • Reduce excess fat: The treatment not only builds muscle but helps you burn subcutaneous fat for additional benefits. (1)


CoolTone® is an FDA-cleared, nonsurgical body contouring treatment that helps you build muscles with magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). If you are looking for a way to increase muscle in your abs, buttocks, or thighs, this treatment will help you achieve the body contour you desire. With a nonsurgical CoolTone® treatment, you can experience:

  • An athletic body contour
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Improved strength

CoolTone® stimulates muscle contractions that increase your muscle fibers and help you achieve a stronger, more athletic body. The MMS technology is effective for improving muscle tone, strength, and appearance. It causes your muscles to contract rapidly in a way that is not possible with manual exercise (2) for a smooth, chiseled, athletic figure with safe, well-tolerated results.


When testosterone levels decline with age, you may experience a decrease in your ability to gain muscle, even with consistent exercise and a healthy diet. Healthy testosterone levels are crucial for muscle building, and an imbalance can affect your sleep, mood, and libido. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) replenishes your hormone supply with plant-based phytohormones that help you retain lean muscle mass. Used in conjunction with non-invasive muscle building treatments, you can rebuild your muscles and feel better in your body.


Enclomiphene is an exciting new medication that can be used to increase testosterone levels. This increase in testosterone levels has gained attention for its potential ability to increase muscle mass. It is an estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that was originally used to treat infertility in women. However, research has shown that it may also have certain anabolic effects on the body, making it an interesting option for individuals looking to enhance their athletic performance or improve their body composition. It has become extremely popular for men that are interested in producing their own testosterone and maintaining their fertility. Enclomiphene has quickly become a first line treatment for increasing testosterone levels. The unique ability of the medication to increase your natural testosterone levels helps preserve your natural function.

Results of Muscle Mass Movement

Wellness has continued to evolve beyond weight loss, and maintaining and increasing muscle mass has become an integral portion of our overall program. The muscle mass movement at Austin Plastic Surgeon is designed to help you minimize your muscle mass loss during your weight loss journey. It has also been designed for our patients that want to further improve their overall fitness status. It is created so that you can enjoy natural results and a more sculpted, athletic figure, often referred to as our pilates bodies. The customizable treatments can help you build muscle and increase your strength. Whether you are looking to increase your muscle mass in a targeted area or across your entire body, our customizable treatments can help you meet your body goals. Combination Treatments – Muscle Mass Movement

Typically maintaining and improving muscle mass involves a combination of treatments depending on your current goals and fitness status. The treatment programs will evolve as you move along your weight loss and fitness journey. Most patients will have a combination of several treatments and your specific plan can change along your journey:

  • Semaglutide
  • Tirzepatide
  • Sermorelin
  • Pure Impact
  • Emsculpt
  • Enclomiphene
  • HRT
  • Alloclae
  • Fillers
  • Skin Tighetning

Corresponding Procedures

Muscle Tox

Muscle Tox involves using neurotoxins like Daxxify, Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to sculpt muscles throughout the body. As a minimally invasive way to achieve the look you desire, Muscle Tox is a simple yet effective treatment that has become more popular in recent years. This technique involves precise injections to shape muscles and alleviate tension in specific muscle groups for a toned, defined look.

High Definition Liposuction

High definition liposuction is an advanced surgical body sculpting procedure that enhances the natural contours and musculature of the body by removing excess fat and creating a toned, athletic physique. This innovative technique is specifically designed for individuals who desire a more chiseled appearance with well-defined muscles, such as six-pack abs, without the need for excessive exercise or strict dieting. With the use of specialized techniques, your skilled Austin Plastic Surgeon can tailor your treatment to highlight specific muscle groups, such as the abs, chest, arms, back, or buttocks, based on your desired outcome.

Cost of Muscle Building Treatments in Austin

The cost of your muscle building procedure will depend on the type of muscle building treatment and the areas you would like to address. During your consultation, we will provide an all-inclusive quote to help you feel and look your best. Contact our office to learn more about how we can help you naturally achieve a sculpted, athletic figure:

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Do muscle building treatments like Emsculpt hurt?

No, muscle building treatments do not hurt. You may feel fatigue as your body recovers from muscle building treatments, just as you would with exercise. During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history to make sure we choose the best treatment for your needs.

What is Pure Impact™?

Pure Impact™ is a proprietary technology used in Sofwave’s non-invasive skin treatment devices that is used for electrical muscle stimulation. Sofwave™ is known for its advanced aesthetic treatments that focus on skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and rejuvenation. Pure Impact™ technology plays a crucial role in delivering effective body sculpting results.

Are there any incisions involved in Emsculpt procedures?

No, Emsculpt treatments do not require any incisions. As a non-invasive procedure, they are performed externally using the specialized applicators that deliver high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to the muscles and fat cells within the targeted area(s).

How long do muscle building treatments last?

The results of a muscle building treatment are long lasting if you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. If you stop exercising or lifestyle changes lead to a decline in muscle mass, you may need an additional treatment to restore your results.

How long does it take to see results from enclomiphene treatment?

The timeline for seeing results from enclomiphene treatment can vary between individuals. Some individuals may notice improvements in muscle mass, strength gains, and body composition within a few weeks or months of starting treatment. However, it is important to maintain realistic expectations and adhere to the prescribed treatment plan and lifestyle modifications to optimize results.


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