Weight-Loss Injectables No Longer For You? NYBG Can Guide A Change in Your Weight-Loss Approach

Weight-loss injectables offer promising results for individuals struggling to lose weight through conventional methods alone. While weight-loss injectables, such as Ozempic or Wegovy, can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and are unknown.

But what if these injectables aren’t the best fit for your lifestyle and you want to stop taking them? How do you do it? What happens to your body? A trusted weight-loss partner like the Medical Weight Loss team at New York Bariatric Group can answer these questions and help minimize the side effects, keeping you on track to meeting your goals.

Potential Effects of Discontinuing Weight-loss Injectables

Rebound Weight Gain: 

Most people want to know about stopping their use of weight-loss injectables is: Will I gain the weight back? The answer is yes. Without this medication, the body may revert to its previous metabolic state, making it easier to regain lost weight. This phenomenon, known as rebound weight gain, can be frustrating and demoralizing for individuals who have worked hard to achieve their weight-loss goals.

Metabolic Changes:

Weight-loss medications can have a profound impact on metabolic processes within the body. Some medications alter hormone levels, while others affect neurotransmitters involved in appetite regulation. When these medications are stopped, the body may undergo metabolic changes as it adapts. This can result in fluctuations in energy levels, appetite, and cravings, making it challenging to maintain weight loss without the support of medication.

Withdrawal Symptoms:

Discontinuing weight-loss injectables abruptly can sometimes lead to withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may vary depending on the specific medication and individual factors but can include fatigue, irritability, mood swings, and even flu-like symptoms.

As with any medication, there are potential side effects to their use, as well as a dosage change or discontinuation altogether. It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider like NYBG before stopping any medication to minimize the risk of withdrawal symptoms and ensure a smooth transition.

NYBG Can Manage Your Transition

Discontinuing weight-loss injectables often requires significant lifestyle adjustments. This can be a daunting task to do alone, particularly for those who have relied heavily on medication to achieve their goals, but it is possible. This is where an experienced Medical Weight Loss team, like the one at NYBG, can help make the transition to a new weight-loss program seamless. The NYBG team provides patients with guidance from weight-loss professionals, nutritional counselors, and behavioral therapists. NYBG’s goal is to provide individuals with resources and knowledge to successfully transition to a sustainable, medication-free approach to weight management.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight-Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you. 

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health. 

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 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
  • 00s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, andshowcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • 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.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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Weight-Loss Injectables No Longer For You? NYBG Can Guide A Change in Your Weight-Loss Approach


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I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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