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Dr. Brent Birely provides comprehensive weight loss programs to his patients with Semaglutide, a groundbreaking FDA-approved weight loss medication. Semaglutide acts by inducing feelings of fullness faster, reducing appetite, and enabling individuals to navigate their workday without persistent hunger.

What is Semaglutide?

Initially cleared by the FDA as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes in 2017, Semaglutide has emerged as a powerful stabilizer for glycemic levels. By elevating insulin levels and decreasing the release of glucagon, a peptide hormone, this medication effectively regulates blood sugar levels. 

One of Semaglutide most notable attributes is its ability to significantly curb appetite and food cravings, promoting glycemic equilibrium within the body. While the medication delivers impressive results independently, patients experience the most notable transformations when combining the treatment with a healthy diet and exercise.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Semaglutide?

Semaglutide can only be prescribed by a qualified weight loss specialist, ensuring appropriate usage. Typically, candidates for this treatment will have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. However, individuals with a BMI as low as 27 may be eligible for Semaglutide if they have specific conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

The patient's medical history and current condition will be thoroughly assessed by Dr. Birely to determine their suitability for Semaglutide treatment. It is important to note that individuals with a history of tumors or cancer are generally not considered eligible candidates for this medication. Additionally, patients are advised to disclose all medications they are currently taking to their healthcare provider.

How does Semaglutide work?

Semaglutide belongs to the class of peptidic GLP-1 receptor agonists. The GLP-1 hormone plays a vital role in regulating hunger levels within the body. When Semaglutide interacts with this peptide hormone, it triggers a sensation of satiety after consuming a smaller calorie intake than usual.

It also stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin when blood sugar levels are elevated and slows down the digestive process. This is achieved by slowing down the passage of food through the digestive tract. This mechanism, known as "gastric emptying," leads to a reduction in appetite and an increase in weight loss.

Studies show that once-a-week injection with Semaglutide can help people lose up to 15% of their body weight. Weight loss ranging from 0.5 to 3 pounds per week! Artistry in Plastic Surgery is excited to announce we are now offering a Semaglutide injection program to help you reach your weight loss goals.

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What are the benefits of Semaglutide?

Various studies have demonstrated the Semaglutide's efficacy in achieving weight loss. 

Some of the most noteworthy benefits include: 

  • Non-addictive treatment with minimal risk of dependency
  • Majority of patients report no side effects
  • Decreased appetite and reduced food cravings
  • Enhanced satiety, leading to faster feelings of fullness
  • Not classified as a stimulant
  • Well-tolerated by the majority of patients
  • Demonstrated safety and effectiveness
  • Prolonged sensation of fullness
  • Significant weight loss achieved
  • Slower digestion of food
  • Lower body mass index (BMI) attained

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What does the treatment involve?

Semaglutide injections are usually administered at intervals of every two weeks or once a month. Depending on the individual's response and progress, the dosage may be adjusted over time to optimize the results. The injections are generally well-tolerated by patients and are administered painlessly in areas such as the midsection, upper arm, or thighs.

After the initial treatment, patients will be trained to self-administer the injections at home. They will then schedule follow-up visits at the office every few weeks or once a month to monitor their progress and receive further guidance.

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Why choose Dr. Birely for Semaglutide?

Dr. Brent Birely has dedicated himself to providing the greater Baltimore area with cutting-edge and effective cosmetic and health treatments. Our highly skilled team, handpicked by Dr. Birely, has extensive experience in delivering Semaglutide treatments in Baltimore, guiding patients towards successful weight loss in a safe and trustworthy manner. We prioritize comprehensive assessments and ongoing support throughout the entire treatment journey.

In addition to his expertise and commitment to excellence, Dr. Birely is known for his compassionate approach to patient care. His top priority is to ensure that every patient leaves his office feeling and looking their absolute best.

To learn more about our Semaglutide treatments and begin your personal weight loss journey, contact us today to arrange a private consultation.

Learn About Dr. Birely

Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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