How Does Ozempic® Work for Weight Loss?

If you have tried to lose weight, you probably know without reading the research studies that weight loss without medical support is not likely to succeed. In the past, doctors could offer little besides a guided nutrition and physical activity program, but now they can add Ozempic®, the powerful weight loss medication that helps you feel fuller and eat less.

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What is Ozempic® for Weight Loss?

You may have heard about the injectable treatments helping people lose a significant amount of weight. Ozempic® is one brand name of this drug, semaglutide. Unlike other weight loss programs that require you to fight your body’s natural urges and desires to eat, Ozempic® stops your brain from thinking you are hungry, As a result, you lose weight without the frustration or struggle of traditional methods. 

How Does Ozempic® Work for Weight Loss?

Ozempic® is injected into the body, where it mimics a hormone called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1). This messenger protein carries signals from the stomach to the brain, communicating that the stomach is full and does not need to eat anymore. 

Because you do not experience as much hunger on Ozempic®, weight loss happens without the cravings or fighting urges to eat. People report that they simply stop feeling so interested in food and have an easier time ignoring it. Because Ozempic® uses your body’s own hunger signals to help you control your weight, you can experience weight loss without the discomfort and sense of failure that so often put an end to traditional diets 

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Am I a Candidate for Ozempic®?

If you are overweight or obese, you are most likely a good candidate for Ozempic®. This medication is safe and effective for most people. Candidates should be willing to adhere to a complete lifestyle plan that combines Ozempic® with improved nutrition and healthy physical activity. 

People should not take Ozempic® if they have a personal or family history of certain cancers, pancreatitis, gall bladder problems, or other medical problems. It is also not recommended for those who are pregnant. Your NorCal Plastic Surgery provider will review your health history, among other factors. 

What Results Will I See With Ozempic®?

Each person will experience different results with this medication. Some people lose 15% to 20% of their body weight, a dramatic change that can have a powerful impact on your health and risk of many medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. 

People achieve their best results with Ozempic® when they use it as part of a comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle plan. While medication is a powerful tool, these lifestyle changes are vital to lasting weight loss results. Your NorCal Rankin team provides you with support that helps you make lasting changes and lead a healthier, more energetic life. 

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Next Steps

If you are interested in Ozempic®, please reach out to our qualified staff to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Walnut Creek and Greenbrae. Give us a call at (925) 397-5486 or fill out our online form. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery, proudly serving the East Bay, Marin County, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to hearing from you.

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