Medical weight loss is a safe and effective way to quickly and more easily lose a significant amount of weight. At Crantford Costa Plastic Surgery, we offer injectable weight loss in Charleston, SC, to help patients achieve their dream bodies and a healthier lifestyle.

What is Injectable Weight Loss?

Injectable weight loss is a form of medical weight loss. At our office, we rely on GLP-1 agonists, a type of medication used to treat Type II diabetes and obesity. GLP-1 medications mimic the natural GLP-1 hormone found in the small intestine. This hormone triggers insulin release to manage blood sugar and sends signals to the brain to let your body know that it is full. When used as a weight loss medication, people will feel full faster so that they eat less and can more easily lose excess weight.

How Much Does Injectable Weight Loss Cost in Charleston, SC?

At Crantford Costa Plastic Surgery, we offer competitive pricing for injectable weight loss medications. Patients can sign up for our $400/month treatment plan to assist in weight loss before surgery. We caution patients to avoid cheap weight loss medications since this could reflect an inexperienced provider without the guarantee of safe and healthy weight loss.  

Who is a Good Candidate for Injectable Weight Loss?

The best candidates for injectable weight loss are overweight or obese individuals who want to lose a significant amount of weight. Most GLP-1 medications are FDA-approved for people who are overweight or obese and have at least one weight-related condition like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher; overweight individuals have a BMI between 25-29.9. Patients should be committed to healthy lifestyle changes so that they can successfully lose weight and maintain their results.

What Happens During an Injectable Weight Loss Treatment Session?

Injectable weight loss medications can be administered in our office or at home as weekly injections. Injections can be placed in the stomach or thigh and take less than 15 minutes to administer. Patients will feel a tiny pinch that only lasts a few seconds, making this treatment minimally painful.

Is Recovery Time Required After Injectable Weight Loss?

There is no recovery time needed after weight loss injections. Mild swelling or bruising might occur for 1-2 days after treatment but can be alleviated with ice packs or over-the-counter pain medication.

GLP-1 Weight Loss Injections FAQs

Can I work out after having injections?

Absolutely! We recommend that you combine exercise and a healthy diet along with your GLP-1 weight-loss injections.

Who is a good candidate for GLP-1 injections?

The best candidates for GLP-1 injections are anyone who is considered overweight or obese, has at least one weight-related medical condition, and wants to lose a significant amount of weight. You should also be committed to living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight loss.

Are GLP-1 injections safe?

Yes! The weight loss injections are FDA-approved for individuals who are overweight and obese and have at least one weight-related medical condition.

When will I see the results of GLP-1 injections?

Some people see results as quickly as eight weeks, but most individuals begin to see significant weight loss after 12 weeks.

Do GLP-1 injections suppress your appetite?

Yes, GLP-1 injections slow the movement of food in the digestive system, make you feel fuller longer, and, in turn, curb your appetite and help you lose weight.

What are the side effects of GLP-1 agonists?

Although serious side effects are rare, patients may experience stomach problems like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have any concerns, please contact our office immediately.

How much weight can you lose in a month with GLP-1 injections?

When using GLP-1 injections for weight loss, patients can lose an average of 1-2% of their body weight (about five pounds) every month.

How can you speed up weight loss?

Drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet with smaller portions, and exercising daily are important aspects of weight loss, even when using GLP-1 medications.

What happens when you go off a GLP-1 medication?

When patients stop receiving GLP-1 injections, a small amount of weight regain may occur. However, patients will not return to their starting weight as long as they continue to eat a balanced diet and exercise.

How long can you stay on GLP-1?

GLP-1 for weight loss can be safely prescribed for several months. The exact duration of your treatment will be determined by how much weight you hope to lose. This will be discussed in greater detail at your consultation.

When Will I See My Weight Loss Results?

Patients can lose up to 15% of their body weight in one year. Results will start to become noticeable after 3-4 months and will continue to improve with additional treatments.

How Long Does Injectable Weight Loss Last?

Injectable weight loss results can last for many years when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan. Patients should be committed to maintaining their healthier lifestyle after their medical weight loss program is complete.

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