The Balancing Act of Weight-Loss Drugs

In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, weight-loss injectable medications have emerged as a popular option for many seeking rapid results. While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, research has yet to demonstrate the long-term success—and tolerance for side effects—of these medications.

Short Term Success

Short-term success with weight-loss injectable medications is often noticeable, with some patients experiencing significant reductions in body weight within a few weeks. These medications work in various ways, such as suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism, or blocking fat absorption, making them suitable for different individuals and conditions. 

Long Term Concerns

However, potential long-term concerns warrant careful consideration. One of the primary worries is the sustainability of weight loss. Weight-loss injectables often offer a "quick fix" solution, which may inadvertently reinforce the notion that long-term lifestyle changes are unnecessary. Consequently, individuals may revert to unhealthy habits once they discontinue the medication, leading to weight regain and potential adverse health effects. 

The long-term safety of weight-loss injectable medications remains a topic of ongoing research. Some weight-loss medications may carry side effects, and their interactions with other drugs or pre-existing medical conditions require meticulous evaluation. 

“While weight-loss medications can get some patients to their goals, it is important to note that long-term use of the medication is required to maintain the weight loss achieved” says Dr. Channing Chin, weight-loss specialist at New York Bariatric Group.

Successful Combination

The key to harnessing the benefits of weight loss injectable medications while minimizing long-term concerns can be found at doctor-supervised medical weight loss programs. New York Bariatric Group’s medical weight loss program strikes a balanced approach to weight loss. NYBG incorporates a combination of treatments, including dietary counseling, exercise regimens, and lifestyle modifications. This comprehensive approach addresses the root causes of weight gain and empowers individuals to develop sustainable habits for long-term weight-loss success.

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. Its 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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The Balancing Act of Weight-Loss Drugs


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