Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Kennett Square, PA

Semaglutide & tirzepatide are a once a week injection that decreases appetite and helps with the way your body processes food.  On average patients lose about 15% of their body weight.  Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue.  The starting dose is 0.5mg weekly. The dose increases monthly as needed for the desired weight loss.  The medication works best with a low carb diet and/or intermittent fasting. 

Thousands of contradictory messages bombard people trying to lose weight, so it’s unsurprising that many either fail to stick with a weight loss program or lose weight only to regain it in the future. At ElevateHealth Aesthetics in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Eva Geracimos, MD, helps you lose pounds consistently and safely and maintain your new healthy weight. Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics to find out if semaglutide & tirzepatide are right for you.  Schedule a consultation today!  or request a weight loss evaluation using the online booking feature today!

Weight Loss Q&A

How important is weight loss to my health?

Weight loss could be vital for your health, especially if you’re significantly overweight. Excess body weight is a leading cause of numerous health problems and considerably increases your risk of premature death.

Carrying too much weight puts a significant strain on your body. Your arteries and veins get narrower from atherosclerosis (a build-up of cholesterol in your blood vessels), and your organs have to work harder. You’re far more likely to develop:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction

You might develop skin problems like rashes and suffer from more infections. You’ll find it difficult to take part in physical activities and could develop low self-esteem. Excess weight also makes you more likely to experience a stroke or heart attack. For these and many other reasons, weight loss is among the best ways to improve your health.

How should I approach weight loss?

Losing weight is something most people find difficult, and many struggle to find a method that works long-term. There are an overwhelming number of commercial diet and weight loss programs around, and they often recommend different approaches — for example, one will say you must cut out fat while another says you must eat fat but not carbohydrates.

You can avoid these problems by choosing medical weight loss. Dr. Geracimos at ElevateHealth Aesthetics is an experienced primary care physician offering weight loss programs that allow you to safely and consistently shed excess pounds and maintain a healthy long-term weight.

What does medical weight loss involve?

Dr. Geracimos begins by performing a thorough physical exam and medical history review. She discusses your lifestyle and problems that affect your ability to lose weight, like lacking the time to cook healthy meals.

She also takes blood samples to check for conditions like hypothyroidism that can make you gain weight. Treating these conditions can significantly improve your overall health and weight loss success.

Your individualized weight loss plan consists of dietary advice, exercise, and behavioral therapy to help you change your attitude toward food. Dr. Geracimos also prescribes appetite suppressant medication like semaglutide that stops you from getting hunger pangs.

Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics for more information on successful weight loss, or book an appointment online today.