Shed weight faster than ever with Semaglutide

Innovative medications such as Semaglutide have revolutionized the world of weight loss treatments, offering new options for those looking to lose excess weight. Beyond managing weight, this medication can also be helpful in regulating blood sugar levels, improving the patient’s overall health.  

At APSI, our expert team is committed to assisting patients in addressing weight-related challenges through these cutting-edge treatments. Doctors Haydon and Booth have guided various patients through this comprehensive weight loss process, helping them attain remarkable outcomes.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a prescription injectable medication intended for adults experiencing obesity or excess weight accompanied by weight-related medical issues. This medication operates by emulating the actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone that influences appetite and food consumption control centers within the brain. Semaglutide works by reducing appetite and hunger, allowing patients to feel full without excess calories.

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What are the benefits of Semaglutide?

Semaglutide offers various advantages for patients who are looking to achieve substantial weight loss. Some of the most notable ones include:

  • Lowers blood sugar levels, ensuring that there are no complications related to diabetes
  • Weight loss
  • Improves cardiovascular health, minimizing the risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Lowers the risk of developing hypoglycemia (incredibly low blood sugar)

How does Semaglutide work?

Semaglutide slows down digestion, making food pass through the stomach more slowly. This enables patients to feel full much faster after eating meals, and that feeling of sanitation lasts much longer than usual. As a result, patients have less hunger pangs throughout the day, resulting in a reduction in calorie intake. 

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Who is a candidate for Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a great option for patients who:

  • Are facing challenges in shedding weight with diet and exercise alone
  • Are looking to achieve sizeable weight loss, stabilize their blood sugar, or both
  • Are seeking out treatments with cardiovascular benefits 
  • Are ready and able to adhere to the treatment plan, which involves weekly injections

Patients should prioritize consultations with a healthcare professional specializing in weight management to evaluate their unique circumstances and determine if Semaglutide is right for them. At APSI, we carry out comprehensive pre-treatment assessments to make sure that Semaglutide is right for you. 

How soon can I expect to lose weight?

The effects of Semaglutide begin taking effect immediately after the first dose, but it may be several weeks or months before there is a perceivable change in the patient’s weight or blood sugar levels. Patience is crucial in any weight loss regimen. Over time, individuals opting for Semaglutide may experience a reduction of up to 16% from their initial body weight.

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How do I take Semaglutide?

Also known as Wegovy, Semaglutide treatments involve a series of steps. These typically include:


Consultation: One of our weight loss providers will meet with you to go over your weight loss goals and details about your current lifestyle. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals, go over your medical history as there are some contraindications for this medication, take your before photos, and go over the weight loss program in full as well as administering your first dose. You will then take the medication home to self administer. 


Monitoring is an important aspect of weight loss injections, as factors such as blood sugar levels and weight loss need to be recorded for proper analysis. Patients will come in for follow-up appointments to check in with our team and track their progress. 

Lifestyle adjustments

While Semaglutide is an effective means of helping patients lose weight, it does not replace the need for healthy lifestyle changes. We work with our patients to help them develop healthy exercise and nutritional plans, ensuring that they maintain their results for years to come. 

Generally speaking, our patients lose roughly 1 to 2 pounds a week. This is our weight loss goal for all of our patients, as it helps guarantee long-term weight loss. We prioritize steady, moderate improvements over sudden changes in weight. 

Are there any side effects?

For some patients, Semaglutide may come with some side effects. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Should the patient experience any of these effects, they should report it to our team right away so that we can help manage it early on. We can prescribe drugs like zofran to counterbalance the nausea in some severe cases. 

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Why choose Austin Plastic Surgery Institute?

At Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, we put patient comfort and surgical excellence above all else. With years of experience in helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, our team has been instrumental in providing remarkable results through Semaglutide. Patients from all over the greater Austin area and beyond have benefitted from these treatments, allowing them to experience a higher quality of life. We always take the time to inform our patients of all details of their treatments, ensuring that they are comfortable and confident throughout the process and are only a phone call away if you ever need help.

Contact us today to set up a private consultation and learn more about our Semaglutide treatments. 

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