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Medical Weight Loss at Hakimi Plastic Surgery

Are you tired of the endless cycle of fad diets and workouts that don't seem to deliver the results you want? The frustration of carrying excess weight, its impact on your health, and the feeling that achieving your weight loss goals is out of reach can be overwhelming, but what if we told you there's a breakthrough solution that's changing the game?

At Hakimi Plastic Surgery, we offer medical weight loss with semaglutide and tirzepatide (Mounjaro), the most effective drugs on the market for weight loss that deliver clinically proven results. For many people, these are life-changing tools that help them lose weight and keep it off — for good. With a personalized treatment plan and healthy lifestyle changes, we can help you say goodbye to the weight loss struggle and hello to a healthier, happier you.

Lose Weight With GLP-1 Medications

Semaglutide, better known by brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy, and tirzepatide are glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. This means they work by mimicking the effects of natural GLP-1, a hormone produced by your body. GLP-1 regulates blood sugar levels, controls appetite and slows down gastric emptying. When administered as part of a weight loss program, these medications help to:

  • Reduce cravings and appetite, making it easier to consume fewer calories
  • Improve insulin sensitivity, helping your body manage blood sugar more effectively
  • Slow down the digestion process, allowing you to feel full for longer periods

When used alongside lifestyle modifications like a healthy diet and exercise, semaglutide and tirzepatide are effective in helping people achieve their weight loss goals. However, neither is a quick fix — instead, they’re helpful tools that can assist you on your weight loss journey.

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Jumpstart your weight loss journey with an FDA-approved treatment
  • Curbs hunger and delays gastric emptying to help you feel fuller longer
  • Reduces appetite and makes it easier to stick to a healthy diet
  • Clinically proven results backed by numerous studies
  • Achieve and maintain sustainable weight loss with customized treatment plans

Discover the Beverly Hills Secret to Weight Loss

Semaglutide is the latest breakthrough in medical weight loss, and for good reason. Medical experts and celebrities alike have endorsed semaglutide as an effective weight management tool due to its safety, effectiveness and clinically proven results. If you’d like to discover how “skinny shots” can help you achieve your weight loss goals, contact Hakimi Plastic Surgery today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi and his experienced team can develop a customized treatment plan to help you lose weight and keep it off long-term. Complete our online contact form or call our office in Beverly Hills at 424-377-1619 to get started.

How It Works

First, We Get to Know You - Initial Consult & Labs: $150

Before getting started with semaglutide or Mounjaro for weight loss, we will get to know your health history, lifestyle habits and goals during an initial consultation. This allows us to determine if medication is suitable for you and develop a personalized treatment plan with the correct dosage to help you achieve and maintain healthy, sustainable weight loss. The consultation fee covers your initial meeting with Dr. Hakimi and all of your labs.

Your Weight Loss Journey Begins — Medical Weight Loss: $550/month

At your first appointment, our team will show you how to safely administer injections at home. Then, we'll send your prescription to your local pharmacy, and your weight loss journey will begin. In addition to semaglutide, your customized treatment plan may include recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes to support your weight loss goals.

Achieving & Maintaining Your Goals — No Surprise Price Increases

The specific dosage and timing of your injections will be based on your individual needs. However, you will begin with a starting dose and increase incrementally until a maintenance dose is achieved. Unlike other providers, Dr. Hakimi offers a flat monthly rate that won’t go up as your dose increases. His goal is to help you lose weight at the lowest effective dosage to minimize the potential for unwanted side effects. Regular follow-ups and labs will be scheduled to monitor your progress, review key benchmarks and make any adjustments as needed to help you achieve optimal results.

What to Expect During Treatment

Weight loss with semaglutide involves once-weekly subcutaneous injections that are self-administered just below the skin of the upper arm, lower abdomen or inner thigh. It’s recommended to rotate injection sites each week to avoid pain or bruising in one area. You’ll be provided with an injection kit along with your prescription, and our team will show you how to safely administer your weekly injections during your initial appointment.

You will begin treatment with a starter dose that will be gradually increased until a maintenance dose is reached. The specific dosage may vary from person to person, but a typical treatment and dosing schedule looks something like this:

• Starting dose — 0.25 mg

• Incremental dose increases — Increases every 4 weeks

• Maintenance dose — 2.5 mg

Dr. Hakimi’s goal is to help you lose weight with the lowest effective dose to minimize the potential for side effects, and your monthly rate won’t go up as your dose increases.

Most patients using semaglutide and other GLP-1 agonists notice the benefits of treatment within a few weeks. The average amount of weight loss is 1-2 pounds every 7 days, but your individual results may vary. You can maximize your weight loss with semaglutide by including a healthy diet and exercise in your daily routine. Throughout treatment, our team will continue providing recommendations to help support your weight loss goals.

Is Semaglutide Right for Me?

Obesity contributes greatly to weight-related health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, which are among the leading causes of preventable death. In the United States, more than 40% of adults are considered overweight or obese, highlighting the pressing need for safe, sustainable and effective weight management solutions.

If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past through diet or exercise without success, GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide may be the key to reclaiming control of your health. It works by increasing hormone levels in the body that curb hunger, making it easier to adhere to a reduced-calorie diet. Semaglutide is typically prescribed for the following patients:

•Have obesity with a BMI of 30+

•Have a BMI of 27+ and at least one health concern related to excess weight, such as high cholesterol or diabetes

•Diabetic or pre-diabetic

•High A1C levels

•No history of thyroid or endocrine disorders

During your initial consultation, we will assess your individual needs, treatment goals and overall health to determine if semaglutide is right for you. Then, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain healthy, sustainable weight loss. Dr. Hakimi offers a flat monthly rate that won’t go up as your dose increases, and your consultation can be scheduled online or in person for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is semaglutide safe for long-term use?

Semaglutide is generally considered safe for long-term use under the supervision of a qualified doctor or healthcare provider. During treatment, it's essential to follow your provider's guidance and attend regular check-ups to monitor your health and progress.

How many pounds can I lose with semaglutide?

Your weight loss results may vary, but many individuals experience significant weight loss with semaglutide that exceeds what can be achieved through diet and exercise alone. In clinical trials, patients using semaglutide alongside healthy lifestyle changes lost an average of 33.7 pounds, compared to 5.7 pounds of those in the control group.

Are there any side effects of semaglutide?

Like any medication, semaglutide may have some side effects, which can include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. However, these side effects are often mild and tend to diminish with time.

Can I stop taking semaglutide once I reach my weight loss goals?

Once you achieve your weight loss goals, we will advise you on when and how to discontinue semaglutide safely. After treatment, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet, to avoid regaining the weight you lost.

Are there any dietary restrictions while on semaglutide?

There are no specific dietary restrictions to adhere to while taking semaglutide or Mounjaro. No foods or beverages are completely off-limits. However, you may want to avoid certain foods that can cause bloating and nausea during treatment. It is also recommended to adopt a healthy, balanced diet to optimize your results and improve your overall health.

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