Weight Loss Injections

Losing body weight can be difficult, even with a healthy diet and exercise.

Weight loss injections can make your weight loss easier by helping control your appetite.

Let our doctors at Northshore Plastic Surgery LLC, serving New Orleans, LA, aid in your weight loss journey.

How Weight Loss Injections Work Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are weight loss drugs that work similarly. When used with a diet and exercise program, these injectable medications help the pancreas release the right amount of insulin when you have high blood sugar and reduce the amount of sugar made by the liver.

While these medications are intended to manage type 2 diabetes, an off-label use is weight management. These medications act as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, mimicking the hormone that makes you feel less hungry. They also slow the movement of food through the stomach to decrease your appetite and help you feel fuller longer.

Patient receiving weight loss injection

The Differences Between
Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

While these medications work similarly, there are some differences. Semaglutide is available as an oral medication in addition to an injection. Semaglutide can also help adults with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of stroke, heart attack, and death. On the other hand, tirzepatide may help patients lose more weight.

Our Mandeville plastic surgery office serving New Orleans, Metairie, the Northshore, and beyond can determine which weight loss drug will work best for you and prescribe it. We can also discuss alternate treatments to improve your physique, such as CoolSculpting® Elite for targeted fat loss. 

The Benefits of Weight Loss Injections

Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss

These injections slow down the passage of food through your stomach, signaling to your brain that you are full and controlling your appetite. As a result, you can benefit from sustainable weight loss that doesn't require invasive surgery.

Live a Healthier Life

Patients see the best results when their weight loss injections are paired with a good diet and exercise. This healthy weight loss inspires many patients to live a healthier lifestyle overall. Physical activity often becomes easier, and you may find that eating healthier doesn't mean sacrificing flavor.

Alleviate Medical Conditions

Semaglutide and tirzepatide can help you reach your A1C goal to prevent complications of type 2 diabetes like kidney failure, nerve damage, and heart disease. When your weight is under control, you can alleviate obesity-related medical conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.

Feel Confident

Weight loss can ultimately help you feel more at home in your body. When you shed your extra pounds, you can exude confidence in social situations, expand your wardrobe, and be more comfortable when moving.

The Side Effects of These Medications

The side effects of semaglutide and tirzepatide are similar and can include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood sugar
  • Vision changes
  • Kidney failure
  • Pancreatitis

Let our doctors know if your side effects are severe or if you experience one or more of them for a prolonged period of time. If you have questions about your treatment, we invite you to reach out to our office serving New Orleans, Metairie, the Northshore, and beyond.

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Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

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