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Semaglutide has become well-known for weight-loss treatment. More and more patients looking to lose weight are highly satisfied with the results they get from semaglutide weight-loss treatment. Here at Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery, we offer semaglutide in Kirkland to help patients achieve their weight-loss goals.
What Is Semaglutide?
For the majority of people, it is much easier to gain weight than to lose weight. Once a person gains significant weight, it is very difficult to lose the weight the body gains. Even a proper diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle may not be enough to effectively lose weight.
For many people, semaglutide is the perfect weight-loss solution. Semaglutide belongs to the drug class known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It is known to boost insulin levels and help the body lose weight.
How Does It Work?
Semaglutide acts like the hormone responsible for signaling the pancreas to produce insulin. The insulin lowers blood sugar, reduces cravings, and slows down digestion. These effects can cause a person to feel satiated for a very long time and prevent overeating. Ultimately, when semaglutide is paired with regular diet and exercise, the body will experience significant weight loss.
Am I a Good Candidate for Semaglutide Weight-Loss Treatment?
Semaglutide weight-loss injections are ideal for patients with a BMI of 30 or above. For patients with a BMI of 27 and comorbidities like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or Type 2 diabetes, semaglutide is also a great weight-loss solution. People who could not achieve significant weight loss with their current lifestyle and weight-loss program are excellent candidates.
Semaglutide is not recommended for patients with a history of medullary thyroid cancer. It is also not ideal for patients with a history of gallbladder disease or pancreatitis. Lastly, people with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome Type 2 (MEN 2) should avoid semaglutide weight-loss treatment.
During your consultation at Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery, you can open up about your weight-loss struggles and goals. You can tell us about the different weight-loss programs and supplements you have tried and the results you achieved with these treatments.
We will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical exam so we can personalize your semaglutide treatment process. We encourage you to ask questions so we can address any concerns during the consultation.
The Semaglutide Weight-Loss Process
Semaglutide is a self-injected medication. We will provide you with the prescription and create an effective personalized weight-loss program for you. The injection will start on a low dose to reduce the risk of abdominal side effects. The dosage will gradually increase. You just need to follow the instructions and monitor the progress of your weight loss.
Before injecting, it is important to clean the injection site using rubbing alcohol to prevent infection. In addition, you will need to shift between injection sites to avoid having one area getting tender, bruised, red, hard, or scarred.
During the semaglutide treatment process, you will need to observe a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and regular exercise. This will optimize the results and help maintain them.
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?
The price of semaglutide treatment varies. The dosage, treatment length, and goals can all greatly impact the total cost of the semaglutide weight-loss program.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you have any questions about semaglutide in Kirkland, visit Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to set up an appointment!