Losing weight is a common goal for many people for reasons ranging from personal preference to medical necessity. However, no matter what a person’s motivations or plans are for weight loss, the professionals at NuBody Concepts work with each client individually to find the best weight loss solution. In some instances, cosmetic procedures like liposuction are a good fit, while non-surgical solutions meet the needs of others.
The best option for you is individualized for each of these weight loss procedures. Working with a qualified medical professional to develop a personalized weight loss plan that considers your specific health status and goals is essential. At NuBody Concepts, we offer two FDA-approved options for a non-surgical approach to weight loss:
Weight Loss Balloon
At NuBody Concepts, we offer administration and oversight for this game-changing weight loss tool. Orbera® is an FDA-approved weight loss tool in addition to regular diet and exercise. This treatment option does not require surgery and is a minimally invasive solution to weight loss struggles. On average, patients lose three times the weight they would lose using diet and exercise alone. In addition, both placement and removal of the weight loss balloon are non-surgical procedures performed in under 30 minutes at our Nashville and Memphis practices.
What’s the Deal?
Orbera® encourages smaller meal portions because it slows your digestion. Over the course of your 6-month treatment, it acts as a tool for learning how to take control of your consumption habits without the need for weight loss surgery. When using Orbera®, it is essential to remember that you are in a marathon and not a sprint. For the next six months, your digestion will slow down, and you’ll incrementally crave smaller and smaller portions. Most Orbera® patients begin to see noticeable results after about 1-2 months of use. Our NuBody Concepts team members coach and support patients during six follow-up sessions after inflating the weight loss balloon. Additionally, you can return to your day-to-day activities the very next day.
Once your six months are up, it’s time to remove the balloon. Because of the lifestyle shifts of the previous six months, you will be more likely to continue with healthy eating and exercise to maintain your weight loss. Most patients adapt quickly to the new, healthier lifestyle they developed while using Orbera®. Doctors recommend that you have a BMI between 30-40 to qualify for the weight loss balloon. Orbera® gives you a boost in your weight loss journey. For it to work, you also need to adjust your lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine. However, the balloon will work for you alongside these other measures.
Using the weight loss balloon at NuBody Concepts, you can expect to lose around 30-50 lbs. This procedure is a massive jumpstart in improving your health and overall lifestyle. By filling space in your stomach, the balloon removes feelings of constant hunger. It allows you to adapt to smaller portion sizes without the hunger pangs. Most patients experience significant weight loss in just 1-2 months after balloon placement. Because of this immediate success, you’ll be motivated to continue with your new diet and exercise routine.
Weight Loss Injections
Semaglutide, known as Ozempic or Wegovy, targets obesity and helps patients lose weight. Wegovy is an FDA-approved weight loss medication that suppresses appetite and helps patients adopt healthier long-term eating habits. It is an effective non-invasive obesity treatment to help patients lose weight and keep it off for the long haul.
What’s the Deal?
Weight loss injections consist of weekly treatments of the drug Ozempic or Wegovy. Because this drug slows down the emptying of your stomach, it will signal more quickly to your brain that you are full. With these injections, you can control blood sugar, energy levels, fullness levels, and overall health. Injections are a quality option for anyone struggling to lose weight. It combines the medically supervised administration of weight loss injections with diet and exercise coaching for a healthier lifestyle.
Suppose the weight loss injections are a good fit for your weight loss goals. In that case, you can begin by contacting NuBody Concepts to schedule your initial consultation and lab work. Within the first week, we will reach out with lab results. If your results are within our approved ranges, you will return for your first injection and guided training with our medical professionals on self-injecting. After completing training and receiving your first injection at our practice, you will take home a one-month supply of pre-filled syringes for self-injection. Over the next six months, you’ll return once per month, when we will measure your progress and provide you with a new one-month supply. Your weight loss treatment plan should include support, advice, and medically sound oversight.
After your six-month minimum treatment plan, we evaluate your progress. At this time, you will check in with medical professionals to identify the proper next steps in your journey. Our medical professionals may also help you qualify for any needed body contouring procedures, such as skin tightening or a tummy tuck. Weight loss injections are ideal for candidates with a BMI of 30 or above. NuBody Concepts’ weight management injection program is available at our Nashville and Memphis practices.
In addition to these two non-surgical solutions for weight loss, the professionals at NuBody Concepts also recommend the following solutions to maintain a healthy weight:
Low-calorie diets are a typical weight loss strategy that reduces your daily calorie intake to promote weight loss. By consuming fewer calories than your body needs, you create a calorie deficit, which will lead to weight loss over time. Both the weight loss balloon and weight loss injections recommend following a doctor-monitored low-calorie diet while undergoing treatment. Low-calorie diets can be an effective way to lose weight without surgery or other invasive treatments.
Regular exercise is an essential part of any weight loss plan. By increasing your physical activity, you burn more calories, which can help you achieve a calorie deficit and promote weight loss. NuBody Concepts recommends incorporating at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise into your daily routine. Your exercise routine should exist alongside any other weight loss treatment plans you are engaging in.
Nutrition counseling can be a valuable tool in achieving and maintaining weight loss. Working with a registered dietitian can help you develop a personalized nutrition plan that considers your dietary needs and preferences. NuBody Concepts offers nutrition counseling as part of their non-surgical weight loss solutions. Our registered dietitians work with you to develop a balanced nutrition plan that supports your weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Coaching
Weight loss coaching can also be an effective way to stay motivated and on track. Coaching provides accountability, support, and guidance as you work to reach your weight loss goals. In addition, our team of experts can help you develop a personalized weight loss plan that includes diet and exercise recommendations and ongoing support to help you stick with your weight loss plan.
It is important to remember that the best weight loss procedures for you depend on your individual needs, goals, and health status. There are several non-surgical weight loss solutions available that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Working with a qualified medical professional is essential to determine which solutions are right for you and to develop a personalized weight loss plan that considers your specific needs and goals. With the proper support and guidance, you can achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health and well-being. Contact NuBody Concepts today to schedule your consultation.