Wegovy® Semaglutide for Weight Loss
With approximately 70 percent of adults in the U.S. considered obese or overweight*, the potential benefits of non-surgical weight loss treatments cannot be overstated. At our renowned weight loss practice in the Fort Worth and Colleyville areas, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi offers semaglutide injections with Wegovy® to help Dallas patients achieve meaningful weight loss and manage their weight. According to the FDA, semaglutide — a medication used to treat and manage diabetes — behaves similarly to gut hormones that signal satiety and feelings of fullness. By helping to regulate one’s appetite, Wegovy® injections can be a highly effective complement to a healthy, active lifestyle.
What are Semaglutide Injections?
Semaglutide injections offer an innovative approach to weight loss and chronic weight management. This FDA-approved medication is designed to mimic the natural hormones that regulate and suppress one’s appetite, allowing patients to feel full faster. Not only does this help facilitate weight loss, but may also result in improvements to weight-related health risks, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Unlike other treatments, semaglutide injections treat obesity as a chronic metabolic condition. When complemented with a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet, Wegovy® can be an excellent part of one’s weight loss regimen.
Are Semaglutide Injections with Wegovy® for Me?
By releasing signals to the brain that help patients reach satiety and feel full faster, Wegovy® can be a highly effective way to catalyze weight loss. However, this minimally invasive approach may not be right for everyone. In general, semaglutide injections can benefit patients who:
- Have a BMI greater than or equal to 27 and struggle with at least one weight-related medical condition
- Have a BMI greater than or equal to 30
- Would prefer to avoid weight loss procedures, such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch
Wegovy® semaglutide injections are most successful when paired with a reduced-calorie diet and an active lifestyle. Dr. Bagshahi and our skilled weight loss team will listen to your concerns and review your medical history before advising an effective non-surgical treatment plan for you.
How is Treatment with Wegovy® Performed?
Semaglutide injections with Wegovy® are performed on a weekly basis, with your injector delivering up to 2.4 mg of the medication under your skin per treatment. Every person’s injection plan may vary based on their anatomical needs and weight loss goals. During a convenient, in-office treatment at our Fort Worth office, your injector will administer Wegovy® according to your weight loss plan. Our team will monitor your blood sugar levels throughout the duration of treatment, as they may be affected by Wegovy® injections. It’s important to stay hydrated at the time of semaglutide injections and Dr. Bagshahi will help ensure you understand all pre-injection protocols, if necessary.
How Much Do Wegovy® Injections Cost?
Wegovy® injections are priced according to the details of each person’s treatment plan and dependent on factors like:
- The amount of semaglutide injected
- The frequency of your injection plan
- The extent of your weight loss goals
Our office will provide you with a personalized cost estimate after a consultation with our team. Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery accepts third-party financing via CareCredit®, United Medical Credit®, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending for qualified patients.