Medically Managed Weight Loss
EK Plastic Surgery Medically Managed Weight Loss Program is centered around FDA approved drugs, administered weekly, for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults. Our treatment plans consist of education, resources and support by medical professionals focusing on a safe and effective weight loss journey.Schedule a consultation
What should I expect?
At EK Plastic Surgery we will coach you through your successes and setbacks! We are there for you every step of the way. Lasting weight loss requires a plan you can follow that includes a healthy diet, exercise and positive changes to your routines and lifestyle. Not all weight loss plans are the same and all plans don’t work for every person.
Your weight loss program is personalized to fit YOU!
To begin your weight loss journey with EK Plastic Surgery it is important to have a consultation to meet with our weight loss specialist and Dr. Kennedy. Labs are required prior to submitting your prescription. These can be obtained prior to your appointment and faxed directly to us.
After your consultation is complete and you are approved for our program Dr. Kennedy will submit your prescription to the pharmacy. Your prescription and necessary supplies are mailed directly to your home. It will arrive in a cool container and must remain refrigerated.
During your weight loss journey, you will have regular appointments to guide your progress and address any concerns you may have. You will be encouraged to document your journey and monitor your weight loss. A slow steady loss is the secret to success!
Ultimately, your weight loss journey is about lifestyle modification, and the best results come from doing so slowly and consistently. This program is not often available through your health insurance. Most, if not all, costs are your responsibility.
What medications are used?
Semaglutide, a weekly subcutaneous injection which slows the GI tract function and improves insulin regulation.
Semaglutide was FDA approved in 2021 for obesity and has been prescribed for diabetes since 2017.
Terzepatide works in the same way as Semaglutide, with the added benefit of aiding in lipolysis (fat burning).
Semaglutide and Terzepatide help stabilize your blood sugar. They target multiple receptors throughout the body related to appetite and hunger. The combination of these mechanisms reduces appetite which reduces hunger and leads to weight loss.
BioBoost is a mixture of amino acids and B vitamins. BioBoost has been shown to increase energy, decrease GI side effects, provide greater mental clarity, and increase fat burn. BioBoost is an optional add-on for many of our patients.
What are the possible side effects?
These medications may have mild side effect which are easily managed. Most common issues are fatigue and GI issues.