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In the quest for effective weight management solutions, Maia Plastic Surgery introduces an innovative approach featuring Semaglutide compounded with B12. To help patients understand our unique method, we are happy to address the frequently asked questions about Semaglutide, outlining its benefits, potential side effects, and distinguishing factors. Our team values the importance of assisting patients in making informed decisions about their weight loss journey.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a revolutionary medication designed for individuals struggling with obesity or those seeking chronic weight management assistance. Its mechanism of action is primarily based on slowing the gastric emptying process, which significantly suppresses appetite, enhances metabolism, and curtails cravings, facilitating weight loss. This medication is characterized by its non-stimulating and non-habit-forming properties, making it a preferred choice for many.

Frequently Asked Questions about Weight Loss Injections

1. What are the benefits of Semaglutide?

Semaglutide offers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Promoting substantial weight loss
  • Enhancing blood sugar control
  • Increasing metabolic rate
  • Regulating insulin levels
  • Suppressing appetite and promoting a feeling of fullness sooner
  • Reducing food cravings
  • Being non-stimulating and non-habit-forming

2. What are the benefits of B12?

The addition of B12 to our Semaglutide compound aids in improving energy levels throughout the day, making patients feel more awake and less fatigued.

3. What are the potential side effects of Semaglutide?

While our patients report minimal side effects, such as nausea and headaches, these are generally tolerable and can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Drinking eight cups of water or more daily has been found to help alleviate nausea. If necessary, our nurse practitioner can prescribe Zofran or another anti-nausea medication for side effect management.

4. What BMI is required to start treatment?

The treatment typically requires a BMI of 30 or higher, although it is also considered safe for patients under a BMI of 30 who aim to lose 10-15 pounds. Our patients are monitored weekly by our Nurse Practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness.

5. How does Semaglutide differ from Ozempic?

While Ozempic is a branded Semaglutide product FDA-approved for diabetes management, our compound is specifically approved for weight loss. It offers the same benefits at a lower cost, minus the branding, and includes B12 for enhanced energy levels and fatigue reduction.

6. Is Semaglutide safe for individuals with Hypothyroidism?

Yes, Semaglutide can be a valuable weight loss tool for those with hypothyroidism, given that it doesn’t counteract the condition. However, we require a thorough consultation and recent lab results confirming well-managed hypothyroidism before initiating treatment. It’s important to note that Semaglutide is contraindicated for individuals with a history or family history of medullary thyroid cancer.

Learn More About Semaglutide + B12 for Weight Loss

At Maia Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing our patients with safe, effective weight management solutions. Semaglutide, compounded with B12, stands as a testament to our dedication to enhancing health and well-being. For those considering Semaglutide as part of their weight loss program, we encourage a consultation to discuss your goals and ensure this treatment aligns with your health profile.

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8100 Boone Boulevard Suite 730 Tysons Corner
Tysons, VA 22182

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