A recent survey revealed a 31% obesity rate among adults in the United States. That’s why weight loss is an ever-present goal for many Americans — in fact, 45% of New Year's resolutions in 2018 centered around losing weight or getting in shape.
Many factors cause weight gain, but nearly half of Americans believe diet alone is responsible for obesity. In truth, many factors contribute to a person becoming overweight or obese, and restrictive diets or weight-loss fads won’t resolve weight problems.
At Epitome Medical Aesthetics in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Norman Gonzales can help you create a weight-loss plan that’s grounded in medical science. With his help, you can lose weight, keep it off, stay healthy, and look great.
What do medically based weight-loss programs include?
Dr. Gonzales creates a personalized weight-loss plan for each patient who comes to his office seeking medical help to lose weight. Plans are tailored to your current weight, goal weight, health, and metabolism. Dr. Gonzales may recommend any of the following solutions:
A good diet program will help you be mindful of the food you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat. It will also include nutritional guidance to make sure you stay healthy and strong while losing weight.
Pharmaceutical weight loss
In some cases, pharmaceuticals can help you lose weight by addressing conditions that are stalling your metabolism. Dr. Gonzales can help identify such underlying causes of stubborn body fat and prescribe medication as needed.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
You could also benefit from hormone injections that help boost your metabolism. Dr. Gonzales is certified to help patients using the Clean Start Weight Loss® diet, a program that must be administered under a physician's care and that combines a healthy diet with hCG injections to increase your ability to target and burn fat.
Aesthetic enhancement of weight-loss results
Weight loss can leave you with small, stubborn fat pockets or lax, drooping skin. Dr. Gonzales also offers aesthetic body-sculpting procedures to help target fat cells and tighten skin for an improved overall appearance that lets you get the most out of your weight-loss program.
- SculpSure® uses low-intensity laser energy that is aimed straight at fat cells under the skin, destroying them and letting the body flush them away.
- TempSure® delivers radiofrequency energy below your skin, triggering collagen production and causing a tightening effect that improves your appearance.
These treatments can be used in tandem with weight-loss methods to give you a lighter, tighter, firmer body and fresher, younger-looking skin.
If you are ready to get healthy and lose weight while improving your self-confidence, contact Epitome Medical Aesthetics at 757-272-1880 or use our online booking tool to request a consultation today.