Medical Weight Loss
When you think of medical weight loss, you may immediately think of bariatric surgery, which reduces the size of the stomach. This prevents you from overeating, resulting in weight loss. But the surgery isn’t suitable for everyone. There are other medical weight loss methods that can improve your health and set you on your way to the sleek, contoured body you have always wanted.
A Customized Approach to Weight Loss
A non-surgical weight loss program works on a holistic level, treating each person’s individual needs.
Weight management is not simply a matter of eating fewer calories. While this is necessary to lose weight, it doesn’t consider a person’s relationship with food or any health conditions that can make it more difficult to shed pounds. For example, diabetes, depression and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) cause people to accumulate excess weight and often make it harder to lose. Sleep disturbances and stress can also create conditions that make losing weight more difficult.
With a thorough consultation, you can set realistic weight loss goals that work with your current lifestyle while moving toward a new, healthier you. Pre-existing medical conditions are accounted for, lowering the barriers to weight loss. The plan can be tailored each step of the way as your lifestyle changes, and this flexibility allows you to overcome obstacles more easily as they pop up.
Medical Weight Loss Options
The type of program that will best work for you depends on the amount of weight you want to lose, any underlying conditions you may have, and your ultimate health goals.
Comprehensive medical examinations, identification of underlying or chronic barriers, and open, patient-centered discussions form the backbone of medical weight loss. By minimizing the obstacles to your goals, you can prevent setbacks. Optimizing your weight loss plan gives you faster results and prevents obesity-related complications.
Medical weight loss programs and practitioners understand everyone has complicated relationships with food. Calorie reduction is necessary for weight loss, but so is your mental health. A supervised calorie-controlled plan emphasizing high-quality nutrients paves the road to independent weight management by incorporating long-term habits instead of quick fixes.
Sometimes, calorie control isn’t enough. First, underlying conditions must be treated, and some may require medication. Second, some weight is more stubborn than others. Supplementary treatments may be used at the same time to help burn stored fat while preserving muscle mass.
Significant deficiencies in critical vitamins and minerals can also be corrected through supplementation. The body commonly depletes its reserves of magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B, C and D. These vitamins support weight loss by ensuring a strong immune system, higher energy levels and strong bones.
Your Body After Weight Loss
It is not uncommon to worry that a significant weight loss can cause loose skin. Your body is highly adaptable. A safe, supervised approach to weight loss can help reduce the chances or amounts of excess skin by allowing your body to adapt to each step. However, in some cases, there may be excess skin if you’ve lost a considerable amount of weight. Although it is understandable this would be a cosmetic concern, it is correctable.
The advantages of regaining control of your health far outweigh correctable cosmetic problems. At Avance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Erez Dayan is a highly skilled surgeon who offers multiple body contouring options to help you achieve the exact figure you want.
If you are ready to lose the excess weight and sculpt a new you, contact Avance Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.