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Weight Loss Management Program
in Orlando, FL

At Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Orlando, FL, we understand the challenges and complexities associated with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, our weight loss management program is designed to support individuals on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Serving Orange County and the broader Central Florida region, our program incorporates semaglutide and tirzepatide to help our patients achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss.

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What is the Weight Loss Management Program?

The weight loss management program at CPRS is a comprehensive approach to weight loss that offers advanced treatment methods under medical supervision. We offer weight loss management with both semaglutide and tirzepatide, two of the latest developments in weight management medications. These treatments are designed to regulate appetite, improve insulin sensitivity, and support metabolic health, facilitating sustainable weight loss and overall well-being.

How Does Semaglutide Weight Loss Work?

Semaglutide works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is naturally produced in the body. GLP-1 plays a crucial role in regulating appetite and food intake. By mimicking this hormone, semaglutide offers the following weight loss benefits:

  • Appetite Suppression: Semaglutide increases feelings of fullness and reduces hunger, leading to a decrease in overall calorie intake.
  • Insulin Sensitivity: It improves the body’s response to insulin, which helps lower blood sugar levels and may contribute to weight loss indirectly by improving metabolic health.
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    How Does Tirzepatide Weight Loss Work?

    Tirzepatide is a newer medication that has broader benefits than semaglutide. This is due to the fact that it mimics the effects of three different hormones: GLP-1, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), and glucagon. Here’s how tirzepatide facilitates weight loss:

    • Multi-Hormone Action: Tirzepatide enhances the body's natural insulin release in response to food intake, reduces hunger, and increases feelings of fullness.
    • Enhanced Metabolic Rate: Tirzepatide can potentially improve the body’s metabolic rate and increase the breakdown of fats.

    Am I A Good Candidate for the Weight Loss Management Program?

    Good candidates for our weight loss management program are individuals who have struggled to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone and are looking for a medically supervised approach. It's particularly beneficial for those with obesity or weight-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. During a consultation, Dr. Peters and his team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if semaglutide, tirzepatide, or a combination of both is the most suitable treatment option based on your health status and weight loss goals.

    How are Weight Loss Medications Administered?

    Weight loss medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide are administered through subcutaneous injections, which means they are injected into the fatty layer of tissue just beneath the skin. The injection process for both medications is similar, designed for self-administration by patients at home after proper training from healthcare professionals.

    What Can I Expect Throughout the Weight Loss Management Program?

    Here’s what you can expect when you start and progress through such a program, from the initial consultation to achieving your weight loss goals.

    • Initial Consultation

    The program begins with an in-depth consultation to understand your medical history, lifestyle, and specific weight loss goals. This initial step is crucial for tailoring the program to your needs. A comprehensive assessment including physical examinations, and possibly lab tests, will be conducted to evaluate your health status and identify any underlying conditions that could affect your weight loss journey. Together with Dr. Peters, you will set achievable weight loss goals based on your health assessment and personal aspirations.

    • Personalized Treatment Plan

    Based on the initial consultation, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will include medication (such as semaglutide or tirzepatide), and may also include dietary modifications, physical activity recommendations, and behavioral strategies to support weight loss. The dosages of weight loss medications may be adjusted over time based on your progress and how well you tolerate the medication.

    • Ongoing Support and Monitoring

    You'll have regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, discuss any challenges, and adjust your treatment plan as needed. These check-ins are essential for maintaining motivation and ensuring the effectiveness of your program. A healthy weight loss rate is generally considered to be 1-2 pounds per week, though this can vary based on your starting weight and health conditions. Once you've reached your weight loss goals, the focus shifts to maintaining your new weight. This often involves continuing some form of medication, alongside ongoing lifestyle management and support.

    How Much Does the Weight Loss Management Program Cost?

    The cost of the weight loss management program at CPRS varies, as it is customized to each patient's specific needs, including the choice between semaglutide, tirzepatide, or both. During your consultation, Dr. Peters will develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the best approach for your weight loss journey. We will discuss the exact costs associated with your tailored program at that time. To make treatment more accessible, we offer various financing options to help manage the costs associated with your weight loss plan.

    Embark on your weight loss journey with the guidance and support of Dr. Kendall Peters and the team at Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Our comprehensive approach, featuring innovative treatments like semaglutide and tirzepatide, is designed to help you achieve lasting results. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your consultation. Your healthier future starts here.