We are so excited to announce we are now offering prescription medical weight loss with Semaglutide. Semaglutide is a prescription, anti-diabetic medication, that has been FDA approved for weight loss. If you are struggling to lose weight via traditional methods, this might be the solution for you.
What is Semaglutide and how does it work?
Semaglutide is a Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) FDA-approved weekly subcutaneous injection medication indicated for weight loss. Semaglutide works by slowing gastric motility and emptying, making you feel full for a longer period of time. People also report less food cravings. As with anything, individual results will vary, and are not guaranteed. Results are enhanced with a healthy diet and exercise.
Is Semaglutide right for you?
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.
You can NOT be treated with semaglutide in our practice if you have:
- Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
- History of pancreatitis
- History of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
- Chronic kidney disease
- Gallbladder disease or gallstones
- Nursing, pregnant, or trying to get pregnant
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.
What are the common side effects?
- GI side effects – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain
- Site reactions
- Increased sensitivity to alcohol
All patients who would like to be evaluated for treatment with semaglutide require a consultation. The consultation fee is $75. If the patient is eligible for treatment and would like to proceed with a same day injection, the consultation fee would be applied to the cost of the first 4 weeks of treatment.
Once it has been determined that the patient is a good candidate, the patient has 2 options. We are offering patients the opportunity of self-administering the injection at home or practitioner-administering in the office.
Self-administering patients will have an in-office consultation. The $75 consultation fee is non-refundable and is required at the time of scheduling. If the patient is a candidate and wishes to proceed with treatment the costs are the following:
- Month 1 = $400
- Month 2 = $400
- Month 3 = $500
- Month 4 = $500
- Month 5 = $500
*The medication costs are the same, however a $25/injection fee will be charged if the provider is administering. The patient can convert to a self-administering patient at any time during the treatment period.
To continue receiving the medication and the prescription weight loss program, patients will need to comply with monthly in-office visits. Failure to comply will result in discontinuation of the program and medication not being refilled.
We will not accept insurance for semaglutide. Payment is due in full at time of service. Fees associated with Semaglutide and prescription weight loss will not be submitted to insurance for reimbursement. Prescriptions are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Are You Ready to Improve Your Appearance?
Dr. Sauerhammer is committed to truly understanding your unique goals and devotes herself to providing high-quality, life-changing results for every patient, every time. If you are ready to learn more about how the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your ideal image, call our office today to request a consultation!