What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Results are dependent on individuals, so it is unreasonable to make promises or guarantees. On semaglutide, once you reach the full dose at 9-16 weeks, it is typically a steady 1-3 pounds of weight loss a week.

How Fast Can I Expect to See Results?

With this treatment, you may not start losing weight until 6-8 weeks of treatment. You will start this treatment with low doses and increase slowly to avoid negative side effects. It takes 9-16 weeks to be at the full dose/strength.

Meet Our Provider

Amanda Olsen, PA-C

Amanda has been practicing Plastic Surgery since 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and went on to receive her Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at Yale University.

Am I a Good Fit for This Treatment?

This treatment is a particularly good fit for you if you are looking for a long-term solution and/or you need to lose more than 10-15 pounds. This is also a good strategy for pre-surgical patients who are not at their ideal weight prior to abdominoplasty or other various cosmetic surgeries.

You canNOT be treated with semaglutide in our practice if you have:

  • Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • Diabetes
  • History of pancreatitis
  • History of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Nursing, pregnant, or trying to get pregnant

What Are the Common Side Effects?

  • GI side effects – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain
  • Site reactions
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Increased sensitivity to alcohol

Is This Injection Painful?

No, unlike vaccines or many other shots/injections you may think of, this injection is done with a tiny needle that only goes under the skin, not into the muscle.

What Do I Do if I Miss a Dose?

You should take the missed dose as soon as you recall. Skip it completely if it is less than 48 hours before the next dose.