If you’re struggling with excess body weight, it may be related to hormonal issues, genetics, or other medical factors that can make it difficult to lose weight on your own.
Hillcrest Plastic Surgery’s Medical Weight Loss Program is designed to provide compassionate, board-certified, physician-managed, evidence-based weight loss care complemented by expert surgical and non-invasive plastic surgery face, breast, and body contouring and rejuvenation options.
Now the Weight is Over!
What is Hillcrest's Weight Loss Program?
Designed and supervised by Dr. Fernando Ovalle Jr., a double board-certified plastic surgeon and obesity medicine specialist, this program sets itself apart by offering comprehensive support alongside evidence-based weight management medications to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.
The Hillcrest Plastic Surgery Weight Loss Program is a medically-assisted weight loss journey which can be accomplished through a combination of in-person and/or virtual visits. It is an extension of our practice's commitment to help our patients improve their health, boost self-confidence, and lead rich, fulfilling lives.
Your journey begins with an in-depth screening process which includes a full consultation and bloodwork to determine your best course of treatment. During your time in the program, our experts will monitor your progress made on weekly weight loss injections or alternative oral medications and address any questions or concerns you may have.
As part of our extended support program, patients in the Weight Loss Program will also receive personalized nutritional guides to support weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.
This, combined with your medication and increased daily physical activity, can help you achieve true lifestyle change to shed those stubborn pounds and keep them off.
What Can You Expect to Acheive with Our Weight Loss Program?
With this program, our goal goes beyond the aesthetic. Many patients who successfully achieve weight loss also:
- Experience increased energy
- Reduce risks for heart disease and stroke
- See improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels
- Report a greater sense of overall well-being
How Does the Non-Invasive Weight Loss Approach Work?
What are Semaglutide and Tirzepatide?
Semaglutide and tirzepatide belong to a group of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists.
These medications mimic the effects of the GLP-1 hormone which your body naturally makes in response to eating food. Tirzepatide is both a GLP-1 and a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonist, which adds some synergistic effects to GLP-1.
These medications give your body a signal of fullness to decrease appetite. This triggers your body to naturally burn through the energy stored in fat cells, helping you reach a healthier weight safely and effectively.
That said, GLP-1 agonists aren’t the best option for everyone. For example, if you have a personal or family history of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, these treatments may not be right for you. In rare cases, patients may also experience allergic reactions to a medication or its ingredients. Please be sure to discuss your known medical history with your provider prior to beginning a new medication regimen.
What Are Alternatives to the GLP1 Approach?
If it is determined that GLP-1 agonists are not the best option for you, there is still hope. Hillcrest Plastic Surgery offers an array of anti-obesity medication treatment options as part of our commitment to helping you achieve your health goals. This includes other evidence-based oral medications which may be a better fit for your needs.
During your consultation, Dr. Ovalle Jr. will take the time to walk you through your options to help you make an informed decision regarding your care. We take the time to fully understand you and your needs so we can properly guide and support you throughout your weight loss journey and beyond. Your success is our success!
Possible Side Effects of Rapid Weight Loss
While everyone looking to lose weight wants a quick, simple solution, the reality is weight loss is often just the first step in looking and feeling more confident in your skin. Significant weight loss, especially weight loss that occurs over a short period of time, can have some unanticipated side effects.
Many patients who experience rapid weight loss find they are left with loose, excess skin. This is because the skin may be damaged and unable to naturally contract as you lose weight. Loss of elasticity can leave you with loose skin, particularly around the jaw and neck as well as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.
If you do experience loose skin after weight loss, Hillcrest Plastic surgery has a full range of solutions which may help. These include:
Get Started with a Weight Loss Program Consultation Today
If you are interested in these or any other post-weight loss cosmetic surgical treatments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Hillcrest Plastic Surgery today. Our compassionate, knowledgeable team of renowned surgeons, including double board-certified plastic surgeon and obesity medicine specialist Dr. Fernando Ovalle Jr., are here to serve you.
Contact us now at 407-999-2585 or request an appointment online for your consultation.