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Your Path to Lasting Weight Loss Success

We understand that achieving and maintaining a healthier weight is a significant journey, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Our commitment to your success is reflected in our comprehensive approach, utilizing advanced solutions such as Semaglutide to ensure transformative and sustainable results, addressing not only your physical well-being but also supporting your overall health.

What is Semaglutide for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide functions by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. By stimulating the release of insulin and lowering glucagon secretion, it effectively controls blood glucose levels and reduces appetite, supporting weight loss.

Clinical studies have demonstrated that individuals receiving weekly doses of Semaglutide experienced significant weight reduction, with an average loss of 10% body weight over 20 weeks. Most participants saw over 5% weight loss alongside lifestyle modifications, highlighting its effectiveness.

Is Semaglutide Safe for Weight Loss?

While Semaglutide is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Burping

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Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss with Semaglutide?

To determine if you're a suitable candidate for weight loss with Semaglutide, consider the following criteria:

  • You are diagnosed with obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater) or overweight (BMI of 27 or greater) with at least one weight-related condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia
  • You have attempted diet and exercise without significant or sustained weight loss
  • You are ready to commit to lifestyle changes that complement the medication
  • You have no conditions that contraindicate the use of Semaglutide, such as a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2
  • You are aware of and able to monitor for potential side effects, such as gastrointestinal discomfort or low blood sugar

Semaglutide is administered once weekly by subcutaneous injection. We’ll start you on a low dose and gradually increase it to minimize side effects. It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage schedule:

  • Initial Dosage: 0.25 mg per week for four weeks
  • Maintenance Dosage: Typically increased to 0.5 mg per week, with further adjustments based on your response and tolerability

Lifestyle Considerations and Long-Term Management Strategies

While taking semaglutide:

  • Prioritize a balanced diet rich in whole foods
  • Monitor calorie intake to support gradual weight loss
  • Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, along with strength training exercises on two or more days a week

Maintaining weight loss with semaglutide over the long term requires consistency and adapting to changes:

  • Health Monitoring: Regularly consult with your physician to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed.
  • Lifelong Habits: Develop sustainable eating and exercise habits to maintain your weight loss. This might include planning meals, setting realistic goals, and building a support system.

Why Choose North Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Melville, NY, for Semaglutide?


When considering Semaglutide treatment for weight loss, North Shore Cosmetic Surgery is an excellent choice for several reasons. Our approach is tailored to your needs, ensuring your weight loss journey is as effective as possible. Highly skilled plastic surgeons in Long Island, including Drs. Romanelli, Layliev, and Low, will manage your care, who are board-certified and revered for their refined results.

Choosing North Shore Cosmetic Surgery means entrusting your weight loss goals to a team that delivers natural, elegant, and individualized outcomes. Our commitment to excellence makes them ideal partners in your pursuit of a healthier, more confident you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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