Adam J Cohen, MD and The Aesthetic Lounge are committed to helping people reach their ideal body goals and to do so, achieving the ideal weight prior to surgery is key to our success. In the past we would request patients lose weight and come back when they have done so for their surgery. This has changed with the new medications that have recently become available for patients. The skinny shot can help you reach your goals and is part of our comprehensive approach for our patients.
You will begin with an initial consultation. This can be done specifically for weight loss or in combination with your surgical consultation.
You will be evaluated and the risks and benefits of the medications will be discussed.
Once your treatment plan has been established, you will start on once weekly injections.
The medications have to be titrated to an effective dose.
You will have monthly visits at our office to check your progress and adjust your medication dosage.
The goal of including Semaglutide treatment with your surgical procedure is to help you achieve your ideal body weight prior to surgery for the best possible aesthetic result.
Semaglutide is a GLP -1 receptor agonist, that means it acts like a glucagon like peptide. This drug was first designed as treatment for diabetic patients, however it was found to have profound weight loss properties in patients. This was a huge benefit to diabetic patients, but also the population as a whole. The GLP-1 was shown to affect appetite and food intake. It decreases a person’s appetite which in turn leads to weight loss. The first medication on the market was Ozempic. Because of its effectiveness on weight loss as well as a newer medication called Wegovy, it has been released for the treatment of obesity. Both medications are Semaglutide. Semaglutide is administered via a weekly injection that patients can do in the comfort of their own home.