Weight Loss Specialist

MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers -  - Aesthetic Specialists

MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers

Aesthetic Specialists & Plastic Surgeons located in Irvine, CA

If you believe that weight loss is nothing more than a matter of eating less, or you blame failure on your lack of discipline, it’s time to talk with the team at MedWeight and Lasers in Irvine, California. They know that weight loss is a complex struggle between diet, behavioral strategies, and fighting hormone imbalances that work against you. Call the office or schedule an appointment online if you’re ready for real support and a chance at weight loss success.

Weight Loss

MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Being overweight increases your risk of developing a variety of health problems. Your heart has to work harder and your joints bear excessive stress that leads to deterioration. Fat cells actively produce and release hormones and other substances that affect metabolism and contribute to disease.

Being overweight increases the chance for health problems such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Some types of cancer


In spite of the health concerns, there’s some good news. When you lose 5-10% of your weight and keep it off for at least a year, you can ameliorate many of the risks. The team at MedWeight and Lasers can help you reach that goal.


Can professional weight management help you lose weight?

When you get support from the team at MedWeight and Lasers, you stand a better chance of losing weight and, more importantly, keeping it off. Studies show that people who participate in a structured weight loss program -- and who have the benefit of personal contact with healthcare professionals -- have more success maintaining weight loss compared to those who rely on apps or online options.


What should you expect from a good weight loss program?

The most important element of a weight loss plan is that it’s customized to meet your needs. It has to be the best choice for your overall health, and it should fit your lifestyle so that you’ll stick with the plan. The team at MedWeight and Lasers are experts at working with you to create an individualized program that considers the following components:

  • Physical examination
  • Metabolic and hormone tests
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Weight loss and calorie goals
  • Plan to meet your goals
  • Medically-supervised diets and/or meal replacements
  • Strategic meal planning
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Herbal supplements
  • Monitor ongoing health and wellness


How do weight loss medications work?

Weight loss medications don’t offer a long-term solution. They’re intended for short-term use, but they can make a big difference. When prescription medications are used together with diet and exercise, they can help you lose 5-10% of your original weight.

The FDA has approved several weight-loss medications that work using a variety of mechanisms, including:

  • Suppressing appetite
  • Promoting a feeling of fullness
  • Reducing food cravings
  • Reducing absorption of dietary fat

 

*Individual results may vary.