What Are Weight Loss Injections, How Do They Work, and What Should You Expect?

Weight management has become a common goal for many who strive for a healthier and more vibrant self. However, sustainable weight loss remains challenging despite fad diets, strenuous exercise routines, and tempting promises of quick fixes. At NuBody Concepts, we understand the frustration accompanying the quest for weight loss, and we aim to guide you through a solution that works and transforms lives—weight loss injections. Our Tennessee-based cosmetic surgery center offers semaglutide weight loss injections known as Ozempic® and Wegovy®. Our Nashville and Memphis locations are currently accepting new patients for these revolutionary weight loss treatments. Read on to learn more! 

What to Know About Weight Loss Injections

What Are Weight Loss Injections?

Injections for weight loss involve administering a revolutionary drug called semaglutide, which is commercially known as Ozempic® or Wegovy®. Semaglutide was developed initially as a treatment for diabetes. It has now emerged as a powerful ally in the fight against obesity. This drug slows down the rate at which your stomach empties, which signals to your brain that you are full, reducing feelings of hunger. As a result, semaglutide injections can help you achieve a more controlled and sustainable approach to weight loss. With regular doses of semaglutide injections, you can experience significant weight loss results and improve your overall health. If you’re struggling to lose weight, weight-loss injections utilizing semaglutide may be a viable option.

What Is the Best Injection for Weight Loss?

At NuBody Concepts, we use Ozempic® or Wegovy®. These semaglutide weight loss injections are FDA-approved medications designed to curb appetite and foster long-term, healthier eating habits. At NuBody Concepts, we offer this non-invasive obesity treatment to support our patients on their journey to shedding unwanted pounds and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. You have two options for receiving your injections from NuBody Concepts.

  • Option 1: Visit our office once a week to receive your injections from our nurse injectors.
  • Option 2: Pick up your pre-dosage take-home kits during your monthly visits and administer the injections at home once weekly. 

Our nurse injectors will administer your shots during your visits, eliminating the need to find a compounding pharmacy, fill out scripts, or calculate the correct dosage yourself. With NuBody Concepts, we make receiving injections easy and convenient for you. 

Benefits of Weight Loss Injections

If you’re wondering how weight loss injections work, the answer is simple: they suppress the appetite. At NuBody Concepts, our weight loss injections can help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. Here are some potential benefits you can expect:

  • Increased energy levels: When carrying excess weight, it can be challenging to stay active and alert. Weight loss injections can boost your energy levels, making it easier to get through your day without feeling sluggish. You’ll have more stamina to exercise and engage in other physical activities, which can help you burn even more calories.
  • Improved metabolism: Your metabolism significantly affects how your body burns calories. If your metabolism is slow, losing weight can be more challenging. Weight loss injections can help speed up your metabolism, making it easier for your body to burn fat and calories. This means you’ll see more significant results from your weight loss efforts.
  • Enhanced fat burning: Semaglutide weight loss injections contain vitamins and amino acids to help your body burn fat more efficiently. This can lead to more significant weight loss and reduced body fat percentage. You’ll notice a difference in how your clothes fit and how you look and feel in no time.
  • Holistic approach: At NuBody Concepts, we believe that weight loss is about more than just shedding pounds. It’s about adopting healthy habits that benefit your overall health and well-being. Weight loss programs help you make lifestyle changes to support your weight loss journey and improve your overall health.
  • Lasting habits: Semaglutide weight loss injections help you develop lasting habits that will keep your health and well-being in the long term. At NuBody Concepts, we’ll work with you to create a plan that includes diet and exercise recommendations and other lifestyle changes to help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent weight-related health issues.

Contact us today to learn more about our weight loss program and how we can help you reach your goals.

Common Side Effects of Weight Loss Injections

Weight loss injections, like any other medication, may have side effects, such as nausea, headaches, and fatigue. However, these effects are usually temporary and tend to decrease as your body adjusts to the treatment.

At NuBody Concepts, we offer weight loss injections for patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. During your initial consultation, we will ask for your lab reports to ensure your suitability for the treatment. After that, you will receive your first injection and return every month for regular check-ups. These check-ups allow us to evaluate your progress, monitor any side effects, and make necessary adjustments.

If you want to lose weight and qualify for surgery, semaglutide weight loss injections can be helpful. For patients considering a tummy tuck or liposuction, your BMI needs to be below 30-35. If you’re struggling to meet the required benchmarks, consider weight loss injections to help you reach your goals. Additionally, the Orbera balloon is an FDA-approved weight loss strategy that goes beyond a traditional diet and exercise program. It is helpful for patients who are interested in losing weight without undergoing surgery. The Orbera weight loss balloon is only available to patients with a BMI between 30-40. Semaglutide weight loss injections can benefit patients hoping to achieve a lower BMI and qualify for future minimally invasive or surgical procedures.

Steps to Take Before Considering a Weight Loss Injection

Before diving into weight loss injections, laying the groundwork for success is essential. This includes crafting a personalized diet and exercise plan, consulting with your healthcare provider, and researching reputable providers. At NuBody Concepts, our semaglutide weight management program, available in Nashville and Memphis, is medically supervised and includes diet and exercise coaching to support your journey.

What Results Can I Expect? 

If you are considering the weight-loss injections program, the first step is to schedule a consultation at NuBody Concepts. During this consultation, our medical team will evaluate your goals and fitness level to determine if you are a candidate for the program. If you qualify, we provide a month’s supply of semaglutide for weekly injections. 

For those wondering how quickly weight loss injections work, you can expect to see results about two weeks after your first injection. Many patients report seeing the effects within the first month; others will notice weight loss about eight weeks after starting the injections. 

While results may vary, it’s important to remember that consistency is key—the weight loss injections work by retraining your body to respond to cues. If you are not hungry, you won’t eat; if you are hungry, you will eat. Maintaining consistency once you stop taking the injections is crucial to maintaining your weight loss success. 

At NuBody Concepts, we understand that transitioning back to a routine can be challenging. We offer a free evaluation after six months to help you discuss your next steps and provide support. Our team will monitor your progress monthly to ensure you stay on track throughout the program.

Each weight loss journey is uniquely personal, and at NuBody Concepts, we recognize and respect that. We understand the skepticism that may accompany exploring new weight loss solutions. Still, we invite you to consider the transformative power of weight loss injections. Our comprehensive approach combines cutting-edge medication with personalized coaching to create lasting change. If you’re ready to leap towards a healthier you, NuBody Concepts is here to guide you every step. 

Schedule a consultation today and witness real-life transformations through our complete set of before and after photos. Let us be your partner in unlocking the path to a healthier, happier you.

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.