What is the St. Elizabeth Weight Loss Program?
Our program’s foundation is built on behavioral and lifestyle modification with a medical “jump start.” Our weight loss program in Dickinson, TX provides medical assistance in weight loss to help patients lose a significant amount of weight in a fairly short period of time, but also provides long-term behavioral modification techniques to continue weight loss after the program is completed.
Weight Loss Program in the Dickinson, TX Area
Initial Medical Examination Includes:
- Medical History Review with Provider
- Blood Work (as needed)
- EKG (as needed)
- Diet Plan Outline
- Prescription for 30-Day Supply of Appetite Suppressant During Visit
- B-12 Injection
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Realistic weight loss is 15-35 pounds per each 12-week session, with an average loss of 20 pounds. Patients within the St. Elizabeth Program in Dickinson, TX may continue with the program to achieve their weight loss goals as long as progress continues. Losing weight is a lifestyle change and this program is not a quick fix solution.
What prescription medication is used?
Phentermine is the prescription medication utilized in the program. This FDA-approved medication should not be confused with the popular “Phen-Fen” combination that was used about 7 years ago. Phentermine has been approved by the FDA for appetite suppression and weight loss and is not linked to any of the adverse heart valve problems seen with other appetite suppressants. The side effects of phentermine may include insomnia, constipation, dry mouth and sometimes fast heart rhythm. During the program, each person will have a scheduled appointment with the medical staff and is monitored closely.
What are B-12 Injections?
B-12 helps in the formation of red blood cells and is essential for nervous system function. B-12 creates a significant energy boost for the body which ultimately creates more movement for the patient which helps burn more calories. At Wellnow Weight Loss Clinic we provide the B-12 injections with initial consultation and for any follow up visits shots will also be available FREE of charge!
Can I enter the St. Elizabeth Weight Loss Program if I am taking other medications?
This will depend on the stability of your medical problems and types of medications you are taking. Certainly, weight reduction will help control hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and a number of other medical problems. We have many patients enrolled in the Wellnow program who are taking blood pressure medications, antidepressants, diabetic medications and a number of other prescription medications. We will be happy to discuss this with you on the initial consultation.
Current Highlighted Medical Procedure Offered
Some of us want a more beautiful, slimmer body without the pain of getting surgery. We all claim the need for beauty and want it fast. Though there are many ways to achieve it, we want the fastest, the most painless and the cheapest solutions to create our beautiful body. There are many alternative ways to create this beautiful silhouette in our body but there is none less painful than getting lipodissolve injections.
What is Lipodissolve
Lipodissolve is a procedure that involves the soy derivative phoshatidycholine (PC) which is a component of cell membrane in many living organisms. It also involves deoxycholate (DC) which is a natural bile salt produced by our liver and is used to solubilize the phosphatidycholine. These two compounds form the main ingredients of the lipodissolve injections. Together with many additional ingredients such as multivitamins, antibiotics, painkillers and other collagen improving and skin and muscle toning ingredients, the surgeon creates a creative compound that aids in fat loss.
What are the benefits of Lipodissolve over surgical techniques such as liposuction?
Lipodissolve injections are called miracle injections because these are micro injections that help reduce the appearance of excess fat in our body. It involves the injection of many different chemicals in our body which is given over a period of many treatment sessions. This helps the body recuperate in between treatment sessions and gives a gradual, more natural looking fat loss, in comparison to other alternatives to liposuction.
When can I see the results?
Lipodissolve results could be seen in about two to three weeks after the first treatment. Many of the practitioners usually recommend about three to six treatment visits to optimize the weight loss treatment and give the best results. The ideal result is gradual fat loss in the specific areas of treatment.
The treatment is also significantly cheaper than traditional liposuction surgery since it eliminates the need for an operation theater, the need to hire an anesthesiologist, the need to have room for recovery and the many follow-up visits in addition to painkillers and other medicines that the doctor may prescribe. The lipodissolve treatment is simple and the pain you will experience is normal to anyone who gets shots. There is mild soreness at the site of the procedure and nothing more. However, remember that since it is still not FDA approved you have to take it at your own risk. The lipodissolve injection is not highly regarded to be as potent as liposuction, and it is still not Food and Drug Authority approved in the United States, making this drug experimental.