What Is Wegovy?

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication used to suppress appetite, increase metabolism, and help people lose weight. Typically, the medication is prescribed to people who are overweight with health conditions or are obese.

At Richard H. Lee Plastic Surgery, we offer Wegovy to patients who need to lose weight before they’re a candidate for the surgical procedure they plan to undergo. We can also prescribe the treatment to patients who are simply struggling to lose weight and get in better shape.

How Does Wegovy Work?

Wegovy, which is also known as Semaglutide, is an FDA-approved medication that mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which is responsible for regulating appetite and food intake. This helps to prevent the patient from being hungry as often or experiencing frequent cravings. As a result, it becomes much easier to limit calories and avoid overeating.

What Are The Benefits of Wegovy?

Wegovy offers a variety of benefits for patients who are looking to lose weight:

  • Decreases appetite and hunger cravings
  • Helps decrease food intake
  • Reduces body fat
  • Creates a slimmer, more attractive figure
  • Does not alter your mood
  • Increases metabolism

Am I a Candidate for Wegovy?

Adults who are overweight and struggling to shed pounds could be good candidates for Wegovy. To be an ideal candidate for the medication, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be overweight with a BMI of 27 or higher (if desiring insurance approval)
  • Have a need to lose weight to become eligible for a surgical procedure
  • Have difficulty with appetite control and weight loss with diet and exercise
  • Have no history of allergic reactions to Wegovy or its components
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment
  • Have no family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Are There Any Side Effects?

Wegovy has been known to cause certain side effects in some patients. The most common side effects of the treatment include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Low blood sugar
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
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How Long Will It Take To See Results From Wegovy?

Ultimately, the results you see from Wegovy will depend on how well you follow your treatment plan and maintain positive lifestyle habits. Significant weight loss may take weeks or months to occur, but the positive results of the treatment can last for several years.

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Why Choose Dr. Richard Lee for Wegovy Treatment?

Dr. Richard H. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who always strives to provide the very best results for his patients. When you choose Richard H. Lee Plastic Surgery for your Wegovy treatment, Dr. Lee and the rest of our expert team will work closely with you to guide you through the process and give you the tools you need to reach your ideal weight

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