Medical Weight Loss

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Medical Weight Loss

As healthcare professionals, we have encountered many adults struggling to lose or maintain a healthy body weight. We understand that reaching and maintaining your weight loss goals can be difficult, especially for those individuals with low metabolism. There are a myriad of causes for weight gain and there are also multiple barriers to losing the weight we want to get rid of. At NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center, we offer a practical and comprehensive weight loss regimen to combat the many barriers to reaching individual weight loss goals. We incorporate innovative medical therapies, medications, nutrition plans, and exercise regimens to help you lose weight safely and effectively. Our team provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere by using a variety of treatment options to help reach your weight loss goals.

As a wellness center, we will review all aspects of your health before developing a treatment plan. The overall goal is to focus on the root cause of your weight gain and find an effective regimen. Once we understand your overall health condition and weight loss goals, we will help you begin the path toward a healthier life. We provide guidance as to how to make better long-term lifestyle choices with respect to diet and physical activities.

Our realistic approach to weight management is highly effective, safe, and easy to follow. The medications prescribed at our wellness center to assist you lose weight are FDA approved and safe when used as directed by our healthcare providers. The medications and nutrition supplements recommended will help control your appetite and ensure your daily requirements for vitamin and mineral levels are met.

Adult patients who use our weight-loss programs typically start to see changes in the first few weeks and notice a significant reduction in their body weight after a few months. If you’re struggling to lose weight and are looking for a quick but long-term and healthy solution, look no further than NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center. From weight loss counseling to natural medical-grade supplements and injection therapy, you can trust that our experienced healthcare providers will find the solution that best fits your individual goals and needs.

Treatment Process:

Before starting your weight loss treatment, you will speak to one of our healthcare professionals to complete a thorough evaluation for a more personalized treatment plan. At NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center, our experienced healthcare professionals can help you safely lose weight and reach your personalized goals. To learn more about the benefits of our weight loss program, contact our health center for more information.

FAQ On Medical Weight Loss

Obesity is when our body weight exceeds what is considered healthy for our height and frame size. A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater is considered obese and this increases risk of health problems.
There are many factors that can contribute to unhealthy weight gain including:

  • Unhealthy eating and drinking habits
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Prescription medications
  • Aging process
  • Genetics or family history
  • Thyroid issues or other metabolic problems
  • Mental and chronic health conditions

Fortunately, obesity is a treatable condition with the right weight loss plan and tools in place. While we can’t control all the risk factors that contribute to gaining weight, many of these risk factors can be improved with a healthy lifestyle.

You’re not alone when it comes to weight loss struggle. In fact, two-thirds of today’s population in the United States is considered overweight. And 1 in 3 Americans is considered obese. The human body is designed to hold onto as much fat as possible for survival purposes when food may be scarce. The problem is most of us are never in starvation mode long enough to burn through the stored fat. Due to this “built-in survival” mechanism, our body is constantly working against our weight loss goals. Most fad diets can help us lose weight. However, the body will eventually work against these crash diets causing plateaus in weight loss or worst regain some or all the weight back. The “built-in survival” mechanism is influenced by many gut and brain hormones that prevent weight loss. Consult with our healthcare providers to learn more about these hormones and find out which treatment plan will best meet your needs.

Being overweight or obese not only hurts your confidence and self-esteem, but it also hampers your overall health. Having too much body fat can put anyone at an increased risk for:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic problems
  • Cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea

Healthy weight loss can help provide you with various benefits. Here are some common benefits with losing weight can do for you:

  • Improve your overall health
  • Boost your confidence
  • Increase your sense of wellness
  • More energy
  • Improve mood/mental health
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced blood cholesterol
  • Better hormone balance

Your overall function and well-being are affected by your weight. A healthy weight significantly reduces your risk of numerous potentially life-threatening conditions. NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center have multiple treatments available to help you lose weight quickly, safely, and successfully. As part of your comprehensive assessment and consultation visit, our team will customize and personalize a weight loss program that is geared towards your needs and goals. Our healthcare providers actively track your progress and make adjustments to your treatment as needed.

Medical weight loss is a medically supervised weight loss treatment plan without surgical intervention. Your weight loss journey will be monitored by healthcare professionals with vast knowledge and experience in helping patients achieve and maintain their ideal body weight. These types of weight loss programs take into account your results from diagnostic testing, your health conditions, and other factors. Medical intervention during a weight loss journey helps remove weight loss barriers, such as poor dietary intake, lack of exercise, hormone imbalance, weight positive medications, or mental health challenges.
Medical weight loss plans can include:

  • Behavioral and lifestyle changes
  • Dietary or nutritional support
  • Weight loss medications
  • Health counseling
  • Exercise plans
  • Healthcare provider support

Medical weight loss may also use medications to help you lose weight. However, keep in mind that medications are not a substitute for a good diet and exercise program, they are designed to complement the behavioral program. For most individuals, medications are very safe options that can be added to any of our medically monitored weight loss programs. The medications that we prescribe are generally well tolerated with few side effects.

The benefits you may find when choosing medical weight loss at NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center includes highly effective results, reduced appetite, increased satiety (feeling full quicker and longer), less body fat, more health and nutrition knowledge, easier weight loss with medical supervision from our healthcare providers. You will safely and effectively move toward your ideal weight and gain the motivational support needed for long-lasting success.

We use a combination of FDA-approved weight loss medications that can be helpful with not only increasing both speed and amount of weight loss, but also with reducing the sensation of hunger. Keep in mind that all weight loss medications work much better in combination with a healthy diet and exercise to achieve the desired results.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is essential to your long-term vitality. If you are overweight or obese, medical weight loss is right for you. Furthermore, even if you simply wish to improve your weight loss management, our healthcare providers may have several weight loss programs to help you achieve your goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We also tailor your weight loss program to your specific body, rather than giving you a cookie-cutter solution that may not work for your needs.

To develop your custom medical weight loss plan, our healthcare providers first review your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. Then, they check your vital signs, weigh you, assess your body mass index (BMI) and complete a physical exam. As a part of your physical, they may need blood tests or other diagnostic testing. Our healthcare providers also help you determine your goal weight and tailor a plan that suits your lifestyle. Our programs are founded in medical science, not fad diets, so we use strategies that have been researched and proven to work.

When you come in for a medical weight loss consultation, our healthcare providers weigh you, assess your body mass index (BMI), and check your vital signs. They review your medical history, discuss your usual dietary intake, and the healthcare provider will complete a physical examination. Our healthcare provider may also recommend you undergo blood tests to detect possible disease risk factors, nutrient deficiencies, or hormone imbalances. An EKG may also be recommended.

In addition to medications, you also receive a custom nutrition and exercise plan, health and life coaching, and advice about dietary supplements. If medications are prescribed, it’s important to take your medications exactly as directed. You will follow up with our healthcare providers every 4 weeks for best accountability. We also offer telehealth for convenient follow up visits but highly encourage office visits. The healthcare provider will monitor your weight-loss progress, make changes to any part of your personalized plan if necessary to ensure the best outcome.

The healthcare provider may recommend dietary supplements, hormone treatments, or weight-loss medications. The right choice of medications for you depends on your lifestyle, preferences, body composition, medical history, and a variety of other health factors. Our healthcare providers will personalize medication regimens that best match your needs.
Other supportive treatment plans may include health coaching, diet education, natural plant-based weight loss supplements, vitamin injections, and healthcare provider support. You will have frequent follow up visits with the healthcare provider for best accountability, reassessment, and monitored progress.

As healthcare professionals, we find that the reason most people fail to lose weight and keep it off is because of restrictive diets and inconvenient exercise plans. Therefore, we do not recommend a cumbersome, restrictive diet on your medical weight loss program. However, you can expect to work closely with our healthcare providers to help you make lifestyle changes that can be easily incorporated into your current routine. We know how hard maintaining a healthy weight can be and we want nothing more than for you to succeed! Our healthcare providers track your progress and adjust your plan accordingly. We offer telehealth visits for accountability check in but strongly encourage in-office visits.

When participating in a medical weight loss program at NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center, you may initially lose 1-5 pounds per week. Our healthcare providers do what they can to help you achieve your goal weight and maintain it for a lifetime by providing guidance on nutrition and healthy habits. We track your progress and have frequent accountability visits to check in, re-evaluate, and adjust treatment plans as needed.

The length of time you will need to participate in medical weight loss management depends on several factors, including your goals and medical history. Following an in-office consultation, our healthcare providers establish a treatment plan with unique metrics that track your individual progress.

An appetite suppressant is anything that helps reduce your feelings of hunger and diminishes your desire for food and eating. Our healthcare providers may include an appetite suppressant as part of your weight loss program to help you drop weight more quickly safely. Appetite suppressants work by tricking your brain into thinking you’re not hungry to help you gain control of your impulses to eat.

While appetite suppressants can be effective when used correctly, they need to be taken under healthcare provider supervision. Phentermine is a common appetite suppressant and is classified as schedule IV-controlled substance in the Controlled Substances Act. Federal and State laws require a face-to-face exam and ongoing management with the prescribing healthcare provider. Before our healthcare providers recommend an appetite suppressant, you must first undergo a thorough health evaluation, which includes a physical exam, a review of your medical and diet history, and a discussion of any other issues that may be relevant. If appetite suppressants are part of your weight loss program, our team closely monitors your progress. Your treatment plan will be adjusted as needed.

We offer both prescription and natural products for suppressing your appetite. They include phentermine and natural supplements. Phentermine is a prescription appetite suppressant that’s provided only under the direction of the healthcare provider. However, if you don’t feel comfortable taking a prescription appetite suppressant, we also offer several medical-grade natural supplements that help curb your hunger. To see if a prescription appetite-suppressant like phentermine is right for you, schedule a consultation with our healthcare providers to get expert answers to all your questions.

Aside from taking medications or supplements, there are simple, healthy ways you can naturally prevent overeating. Our healthcare providers work one-on-one with you to develop strategies to help you gain control over your hunger. Some of these strategies include:

  • Eating more healthy fats and proteins
  • Drinking water with every meal
  • Exercising before a meal
  • Eating more bulky or high-fiber foods
  • Eating slowly and more mindfully

These healthy eating tips can help to naturally curb your appetite or help you resist when you’re craving the wrong things.

The average cost for our weight loss management program will depend on several factors. First, your medical history and your body’s potential response to specific treatment plans will determine the dosage level and the time required for those plans to produce results. Second, since every patient’s physiology is inherently different, the cost may vary depending on that timeframe and the brand of medication used during their individualized treatment.

NuCanvas Aesthetics and Wellness Center does not accept medical insurance because most insurance companies will not cover most of the FDA approved weight loss medications. However, we do accept Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).