That said, CoolSculpting, EMSculpt NEO and SculpSure are not weight loss treatments and are better suited for patients who are already close to their ideal weight but are looking to enhance body tone or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat.
For patients struggling with obesity or excess weight, we recommend that they start with weight loss as it can bring their body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and muscle mass to healthier levels. By doing so, patients can prepare their bodies for further body shaping procedures and increase the likelihood of achieving more effective results. Our weight loss consultant can create a dietary plan that is sustainable and effective, while our fitness experts can design an exercise plan that is both safe and challenging.
For patients who require medication to aid their weight loss journey, Saxenda is a proven and safe option. It is FDA approved for both adults and children and has shown to be effective without drastic side effects. Our doctors are trained in the use of Saxenda and can provide patients with the necessary guidance and support throughout the treatment process.
HOW DOES SAXENDA WORK? IS IT AN EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION?
Saxenda is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1. This hormone helps regulate blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and decrease appetite. By activating this hormone, Saxenda can help reduce cravings, increase feelings of fullness, and promote weight loss.
Saxenda is particularly effective in the initial weight management stage where the patient is still struggling to control his/her appetite and cravings. Saxenda can be a helpful tool in jumpstarting weight loss efforts as it works to suppress appetite and reduces the urge to eat. With the new reduced calorie diet, patients can lose weight, without the feeling of deprivation that often accompanies traditional diets.
“After experiencing the benefits of weight loss, patients are often motivated to continue making healthy lifestyle changes, such as incorporating exercise, increasing awareness of nutrition which leads to making healthier food choices, getting better rest with 8 hours of sleep daily, and reducing stress. This can be the start of a safe and wholesome weight loss journey,” says Josh Chua, Director of Clique Clinic and Body Contouring Expert..
“While obesity can have various causes, based on my experience treating patients with weight issues over the past decade, I have found that having a poor relationship with food is one of the primary factors contributing to weight gain. This includes overeating or consuming unhealthy foods as a coping mechanism for emotional turmoil, such as depression, boredom, or stress.
So it is likely that individuals who struggle with obesity do not eat due to hunger, but to soothe their emotions instead. Over time, this excessive eating habit can lead to excessive weight gain and difficulty losing weight through traditional diet and exercise alone.
Hence addressing the underlying emotional issues that contribute to overeating and binge eating is crucial in overcoming obesity. In addition to medications such as Saxenda, patients may also benefit from working with a therapist or counselor to develop a healthier relationship with food and learn more effective coping mechanisms for emotional distress,” Josh continued.
“Our team will monitor the patient’s progress and with counselling, we hope we can help him/her achieve a healthier lifestyle without being reliant on Saxenda”.
ADMINISTRATION OF SAXENDA
Saxenda is administered as an injection to be injected under the skin. This is typically done once a day, at the same time daily, and can be injected into the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm but not into a vein or muscle. Do rotate injection sites to prevent skin reactions and to ensure that the medication is being absorbed properly.
CAN SAXENDA BE USED FOREVER?
While there is no specific time limit on using Saxenda, it is important to work with your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. Saxenda can be a long-term treatment option, but it is not a magic solution to weight loss. Patients should adapt and make lifestyle changes to maintain weight loss. It is best to be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
HOW CAN BODY SCULPTING PROCEDURES HELP TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE BODY POST-WEIGHT LOSS?
For patients who have achieved their ideal weight, our Body Contouring Specialist will perform a body analysis to determine their eligibility for body-sculpting treatments. The body analysis helps us determine which areas of the body require attention and which treatment options would be most suitable for the patient. For example, a patient with excess fat in their abdomen may be better suited for CoolSculpting, while a patient with a lack of muscle tone in their buttocks may benefit more from EMSculpt.
If you are struggling with weight issues, do contact us so we can help you. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in a safe and effective manner. Don’t let weight issues hold you back any longer – take the first step towards a healthier, happier you today.