Are Weight-Loss Injectables Right for You?

While prescription weight-loss drugs, including injectables, can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and tolerance for side effects of these medications is still being researched. 

In the relentless pursuit of effective weight loss solutions, many people are turning to weight-loss injectables.

What Are Weight-Loss Injectables?

These injections are designed to help individuals in shedding excess pounds when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. However, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution. So, who makes an ideal candidate for weight-loss injectables?

Ideal Candidates for Weight-loss Injectables

1. Body Mass Index (BMI) Consideration:

 Ideal candidates have a BMI between 30 to 40, or a BMI of 27 and greater if a patient has a weight-related health condition. These individuals typically struggle to lose weight through traditional methods like exercise and diet, making them suitable for alternative approaches like injectables. It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if weight-loss injectables are appropriate for your specific BMI range.

2. Health Conditions:

Certain medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, can make it challenging for individuals to lose weight naturally. Weight-loss injectables can be considered for those whose health conditions may improve with weight loss.

3. Commitment to Lifestyle Changes:

Weight-loss injectables are not magic. Successful candidates should be prepared to make sustainable lifestyle changes. These injections work best when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Candidates should be willing to commit to a healthier way of life to maximize the benefits of the medication.

4. Medical Supervision:

Weight-loss injectables should be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider. Ideal candidates should be comfortable with regular check-ups and monitoring to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Weight-loss injectables can be a valuable tool for individuals struggling with weight management, but they are not suitable for everyone. The doctors at New York Bariatric Group’s Medical Weight Loss program talk to potential patients about their weight-loss options to find the best fit for them.

Successful weight loss often involves a holistic approach that includes lifestyle changes, emotional support, and medical supervision. Weight-loss injectables are just one piece of the puzzle for those who meet the criteria and are ready to commit to a healthier future.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader

New York Bariatric Group’s doctor-supervised medical weight loss program is committed to patient safety and well-being. Patients benefit from regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and any changes in their health status. It ensures that the weight loss journey is personalized and optimized for each individual, leading to more effective outcomes.

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in long-term weight-loss solutions. Their bariatric practice is the best around and they have the numbers to prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

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Are Weight-Loss Injectables Right for You?


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