When Should You Consider Medically Assisted Weight Loss?

Americans are being classified as obese in record numbers nearly 40% in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For millions of men and women in the United States, losing weight and keeping it off is an endless struggle. While there’s no shortage of so-called “miracle diets” promising to help you lose weight, many people find, once they are able to lose excess weight, it comes right back. Without supervision and support, the process can seem futile, which is why many people simply give up.

Giving up on weight loss, though, is not very wise. You risk some serious health conditions and complications, along with a poor quality of life. And your self-esteem may suffer along with your physical health, possibly leading to depression and feelings of isolation. 

The dangers of obesity

Using a BMI (Body Mass Index) chart as a guide, weight is classified in degrees, depending on a combination of your height and the circumference of your waist. The classifications include underweight, normal, overweight, obese, and clinically obese. While many factors such as sex and age should be taken into account when determining a healthy weight, the BMI chart is a good starting point. 

A BMI of 30 or more is classified as obese. This classification greatly raises your risk for many health conditions. Obesity has been linked to:

Chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes can be managed with medication; however, by simply losing 10% of your weight, you can reduce your dependence on medication and possibly reverse your condition. Weight loss will have a profound and positive impact on your quality of life, as well as how long you live, disease-free.

Proven success for weight loss

One of the most successful ways for those who have a lot to lose, weight-wise, is through a medically assisted weight loss program. RB Laser Lipo & Aesthetics has helped men and women throughout the Coachella Valley area of Palm Desert, California realize their weight and health goals, allowing them to maintain their weight loss for good. Dr. Ronald Bush believes in a safe and sensible approach to both weight loss and weight management. That’s why we offer the Cornerstone Wellness approach to our patients.

Cornerstone wellness

The highly successful Cornerstone Wellness approach to weight loss includes a system of proven behavior modifications, as well as a reduced-calorie meal plan that uses healthy, whole foods; nutrient-rich meal-replacement shakes; and supplements designed to minimize blood sugar spikes and drops, which can trigger overeating. In this way, Dr. Bush will maximize your fat loss while helping you maintain your lean muscle mass. 

Achieving your ideal weight and wellness goals doesn’t guarantee all pockets of stubborn fat and unsightly cellulite will disappear. For help in tightening and toning those areas of your body that simply don’t respond to exercise, Dr. Bush offers two contouring procedures.

SmartLipo®

In addition to the lifestyle changes you’ll be encouraged to make, Dr. Bush also offers minimally invasive Smartlipo laser body contouring. This laser lipo removes those difficult areas of fat that, no matter how much weight you lose, or how many workouts you do, never seem to go away. Smartlipo is safe, effective, and the results are noticeable immediately, with optimal results in 6-8 weeks following the procedure.

Contoura by Inmode

Contoura is an innovative body contouring procedure that’s non-invasive, yet provides excellent results. Radio frequency (RF) is used to heat and melt stubborn fat pockets. Your body gets rid of the fat as waste. The Contoura system’s heat also works to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which tighten the skin so there’s no appearance of sagging. The procedure is safe, quick, and virtually painless, requiring no down time. You can even schedule your Contoura procedure during your lunch hour!

Why medically assisted weight loss works

With Dr. Bush’s assistance, you can expect to lose around two pounds of body fat per week. You’ll be monitored and supervised all along your weight-loss journey to ensure your best health and best results. Dr. Bush and his support staff partner with you, as caring coaches dedicated to your success.

If you’re ready to say “so long” to those excess pounds, and do so through a medically sound, and successful program, contact RB Laser Lipo & Aesthetics today. 

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