Medical Weight Loss
Struggling with obesity and an inability to lose weight can make weight management feel impossible.
In 2021, the FDA approved a new anti-obesity medication known as semaglutide that helps patients achieve significant weight loss.
Frisco, TX, patients trust Dr. Ken Smart to provide semaglutide injections because of his extensive weight management track record.
Medical Weight Loss
A 2022 study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open found that after six months, the mean weight loss for patients who received semaglutide injections was 10.9% of their body weight. This means that on average, a 300-pound patient in the study would have lost over 30 pounds in just half a year.
Just What Is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide (sold under the trade names Wegovy and Ozempic) is a medication designed to mirror the effects of GLP-1, a hormone created and released in the gut as a response to eating. The GLP-1 hormone causes the body to produce more insulin, thereby reducing blood sugar. Semaglutide's ability to induce this physical response led to its emergence as a diabetes-treating medication almost 20 years ago.
Higher amounts of the GLP-1 hormone than those used in diabetes treatment were found to suppress appetite and bring about feelings of fullness. By engaging in a weight loss program centered around weekly semaglutide injections, patients can achieve significant weight loss.
An FDA-Approved Weight Loss Solution
In 2021, semaglutide became the first drug in seven years to receive FDA approval for weight management in adults with obesity. Just two years later, in 2023, almost 2% of the entire United States population had been prescribed semaglutide.
Why Dr. Smart Is the Intelligent Choice
Board certification denotes that a doctor has gone above and beyond in proving their ethics, knowledge, and skill. Dr. Smart earned board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery by completing years of additional training after medical school and passing highly rigorous examinations that tested his reconstructive and plastic surgery expertise.
Dr. Smart is truly dedicated to his Texas patients. A common worry of semaglutide recipients is that the major weight loss the drug provides may leave them with a new issue: excess loose skin. Dr. Smart provides a range of services that can address this, such as a body lift or an abdominoplasty to surgically rid the body of excess skin and fat.
Speak to a Medical Weight Loss Expert
In addition to his board certification, Dr. Smart is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has earned great renown throughout Texas for his treatments, resulting in thousands of Snapchat followers who watch his live surgeries.
If diet and exercise are just not enough, there is nothing to be ashamed about. Reaching out for help from a medical expert who can construct a personalized weight loss program with semaglutide is an empowering decision. To request a thorough consultation with our proven surgeon, call or write to our Frisco, TX, team today.
5-Star Reviews From Frisco, TX
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Insurance May Not Cover It But We Accept Financing
Semaglutide that is prescribed strictly for diabetes treatment will typically be covered by insurance. Unfortunately, semaglutide that is administered primarily for weight loss is unlikely to be covered.
To help Frisco patients afford treatment, Dr. Smart accepts financing options that include CareCredit®, ALPHAEON® Credit, and United Medical Credit. His expert staff can help answer any questions you have about paying for care.
If after your consultation, both you and Dr. Smart decide to move ahead with semaglutide treatment, you can expect to come to his Frisco, TX, plastic surgery office for weekly semaglutide injections.
Your injections will be scheduled for the same day each week (if needed, this day can later be changed with advanced notice). The exact hour of injection can change with no impact on treatment.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients who received weekly injections for approximately 16 months saw tremendous results.
Results Require Lifestyle Changes
It is very important to note that semaglutide is not a magic bullet. To lose weight, the weekly injections you receive must be complimented by a healthy diet and regular exercise. By supplementing your semaglutide with a healthier lifestyle, you can expect to obtain transforming results.
Dr. Smart knows that many of his overweight or obese patients are sick of diets that just don't work. He can recommend the right diet and physical activity regimen for you.
Has Additional Benefits
Beyond Weight Loss
According to research reported by Scientific American, weekly doses of semaglutide cut the risk of major cardiovascular events in overweight or obese patients with heart disease by 20%. This is the first finding of its kind showing that the medication can defend against heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues for patients who do not have type 2 diabetes.
Obesity is a major risk factor for heart conditions and attacks, so it is to be expected that patients who lose weight also lessen their risk of these events. However, what makes the study especially notable is the emergence of evidence that semaglutide improves metabolism and reduces inflammation, providing heart benefits beyond those stemming strictly from lost weight.
More 5-Star Reviews From Frisco
HIGHLY recommend Ken smart and his staff. The customer service, the care, the aftercare and most importantly my results are absolutely amazing. The recovery was quick as well, which I was not expecting. I’d give 10 stars if I could.View on Google
Dr. Smart is phenomenal and his staff are incredible. From the front office staff to the lovely nurses who assisted me on my surgery day, they’re all incredible! I highly recommend!!!View on Google