Medical Weight Loss
Conveniently located to serve Guilford, CT
If you want to lose weight effectively, try medical weight loss in Connecticut. Weight-loss medications can be considered if weight-loss levels out at a still unacceptable range after an individual has attempted to lose weight through diet and or exercise or if medical problems are not adequately controlled. One of Yolo’s medical professionals will evaluate you individually to determine if prescription weight loss is appropriate.
What Is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical Weight Management may be offered to individuals affected by obesity who have failed to achieve weight-loss through diet and exercise alone.
Currently there are several medications that are approved by the FDA for weight-loss:
- phentermine products (Adipex-P® or Suprenza®)*
- orlistat (Xenical® or alli®)†
- lorcaserin HCI (Belviq®)†
- naltrexone HCI AND bupropion HCI (CONTRAVE®)†
- phentermine- topiramate ER (Qsymia®)†
- liraglutide injection (Saxenda®)†
- *Approved for short term use
- †Approved for chronic(long term) use
Losing weight can also help with a number of health conditions related to obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
Your Medical Weight Loss treatment will be performed by our providers in Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa‘s safe and clean facility located in Guilford, CT.
Your Medical Weight Loss Consultation
Meet with our medical professional who will take a thorough medical history and determine the appropriate weight loss method to meet your goals. You will be asked about your lifestyle to develop a realistic weight-loss plan. You may be required to undergo testing to find the appropriate medication for your needs and goals.
Typically in order to qualify for a prescription appetite suppressant, an individual’s BMI or Body Mass Index needs to be greater than 30. Also, if you have a BMI of 27 or above with or have certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes you may qualify.
Good candidates are willing to commit to a diet and exercise program and long-term lifestyle changes. This program is not recommended for people with health issues that will stop them from taking weight-loss medication.
What Is Medical Weight Loss Like?
Under a medical weight loss program, we will perform regular injections of the chosen medication. We will also create a custom-tailored diet and exercise plan based on your needs and goals. This plan must be followed diligently to experience optimal results. During follow-ups, your progress will be evaluated and adjustments in your medication dosage may be made to keep you on track.
Every case is different, but in many cases, medical weight loss programs help patients shed 5% to 15% of their body weight. Results vary based on metabolism and the patient’s ability to adhere to their recommended behavior and lifestyle changes.
The Cost of Medical Weight Loss
Your medical weight loss program’s cost may vary based on its duration, dosage, and number of doctor’s visits. You will learn more about the price during your consultation.
Set Up Your Consultation
Get the help you need to lose those pounds and keep off the weight with medical weight loss in Connecticut. Contact us today to book your consultation.