Weight Loss Management – aka “The Skinny Shot” 

Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery now treats patients who seek prescriptions for drugs for chronic weight management, including Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are once-a-week injections that help regulate appetite, blood sugar, and insulin release. Most patients on these medications typically lose an average of 15% to 21% of their body weight.  

How does the “The Skinny Shot” work? 

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide suppress appetite, improve eating control, and reduce food cravings. The shot, which is a subcutaneous injection in the abdomen, is given once a week. At Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, we consider what is appropriate for each patient and typically recommend that our patients start on a mild dosage to avoid side effects such as nausea and constipation. If appropriate, the dosage can be increased over time.

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Who is a candidate for weight loss management in Philadelphia?

The FDA guidelines for Semaglutide and Tirzepatide provide that these drugs can be used for chronic weight management in patients with a BMI of 30 more, or a BMI of 27 or more and at least one weight-related condition. However, some patients with a BMI as low as 25 may qualify.  You can calculate your BMI here. Patients are not candidates if they have a family or personal history of thyroid cancer or have a personal history of pancreatitis or cholecystitis. Please give our office a call to see if you are a candidate for the Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery weight loss program. 

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What are the Benefits of Weight Loss Shots? 

Embarking on a transformative journey with weight loss management in Philadelphia opens the door to a multitude of extraordinary benefits: 

  • Non-addictive treatment
  • Minimal side effects for most patients
  • Reduces appetite and food cravings
  • Promotes feeling full after eating less
  • Enhanced safety and effectiveness
  • Smoothes digestion
  • Lowers BMI
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What should I expect at my appointment and going forward? 

Your first appointment is a consultation at which a comprehensive assessment of your medical history will be taken, you will be evaluated for participation in the program, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. At the end of the consultation, you will have the option to start the medication the same day. After your initial treatment, you will follow up in the office weekly for the first month. After the first month, your provider will give you the option to take home the next month’s treatment for self-administered injections. You will continue with monthly office appointments to ensure you are progressing and free from side effects. 

What is Compounded Semaglutide and Compounded Tirzepatide? 

Brand name versions of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are currently listed on the FDA’s Drug Shortages list. When a drug is in shortage, compounders may be able to prepare a compounded version of that drug if they meet specific requirements in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act.  In light of the shortages and associated challenges in obtaining access to brand-name drugs, the Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery weight loss program uses compounded versions of these medications that a pharmacist specially prepares. Compounded medications allow providers to make individualized plans per patient.  Choosing a compounded medication offers flexibility for precise dosing adjustments, customization, and the ability to address specific patient needs.

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What’s the difference between Semaglutide and Tirzepatide? 

Unlike Semaglutide, which only targets GLP-1 receptors, Tirzepatide is a dual agonist that targets GLP-1 and GIP receptors. Studies have shown that Tirzepatide allows for an average of 1-3 pounds more weight loss per month than Semaglutide and suggests it has fewer side effects.  

Recovery and Results

Following your injections, we'll monitor your recovery closely to ensure it's smooth and comfortable. Dr. Jason Bloom and our team will provide thorough instructions for post-procedure care, guiding you through every step of your healing process. Throughout your recovery journey, we're here to address any concerns or questions you may have and offer support.

And the results are truly staggering. Weight loss shots promise remarkable transformations. Many patients report significant weight loss, a decrease in appetite, and an overall boost in their well-being. Prepare to witness incredible changes in your body and confidence as you embark on this journey towards a brighter, healthier future.

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Why Choose Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery for Your Weight Loss Management in Philadelphia? 

At Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive weight management experience. We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art weight management solutions and technologies, delivering outstanding results in a caring and safe environment. Our goal is to provide cutting-edge weight management methods and technologies while ensuring exceptional results in a compassionate and secure environment.

So, if you're ready to take the next step towards achieving your weight loss goals with weight loss injections, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Bloom. Let's work together to develop a customized plan that will guide you toward a healthier and more vibrant version of yourself. Reach out to us today to get started on your journey of transformation.

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