Weight loss can be a difficult struggle for many people, and while extra weight is not always detrimental, gaining too much extra weight can lead to health conditions and put a person at risk for heart complications or certain cancers. Most people try to lose weight through conventional methods such as diet and exercise. However, often the body doesn’t respond to these methods due to medical conditions, genetics, or stubborn areas of the body such as belly fat. This can lead to extreme frustration or a declining mental state. Semaglutide is a new, approved weight loss medication that has proved to be an effective weight loss medication. This medication can open new avenues for many patients struggling to lose weight and kick that belly fat.
Effects of Visceral Fat
Belly or visceral fat can create many issues for Seattle patients looking to lose weight. While most see it as an unwanted cosmetic struggle, belly fat can be more dangerous than most people realize. Our abdominal muscles surround and protect many vital organs that keep us healthy. When those muscles are then surrounded by fat, it significantly increases the risk of complications like:
- Heart disease
- Liver complications such as fatty liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Developing certain types of cancer
These risks and the effects of belly fat can significantly hinder a patient’s life and well-being. Semaglutide weight loss can efficiently reduce belly fat and aid in rebuilding a patient’s health. Reduced belly fat is often the first step in regaining your health.
Weight Loss Effects
Semaglutide injections can significantly decrease many patients’ overall body weight and abdominal fat. A recent study showed that semaglutide weight loss is effective in many areas, especially the stomach, and can help patients lose belly fat. When belly fat was decreased, the patient’s overall body composition improved, and their health did as well. Semaglutide treatment can help reduce the risk of heart disease, liver disease, stroke, and high blood pressure for Seattle patients.
Semaglutide’s weight loss effects stem from its ability to mimic the GLP-1 hormone in our bodies. This hormone is responsible for sending messages to our brains when we eat. It tells our brains when we are hungry and when we are full. Semaglutide mimics this hormone and tells the brain when the body is full much faster. It also slows down the digestive process, allowing the stomach to feel full for extended periods of time. Semaglutide acts as an appetite suppressant, allowing patients to avoid overeating or indulging in unhealthy foods.
Belly Fat and Metabolic Health
Another way semaglutide promotes belly fat reduction is by increasing our metabolic response to stored fat. It works by stimulating fat oxidation, meaning it aids in breaking down the pocket of unnecessary fat and converting that fat to energy. This can be beneficial in breaking down stubborn belly fat and repurposing it for energy. By targeting stored fat, those who struggle with belly fat tend to see a significant change from Semaglutide treatment.
Reduces Not Burns Belly Fat
While semaglutide is highly effective at reducing unwanted belly fat, it’s essential for patients to understand that it is not a belly fat burner. By mimicking the GLP-1 hormone, slowing the digestive process, and stimulating fat oxidation, semaglutide can help patients lose large amounts of belly fat. However, it is not a cure-all for extra weight and does not burn through belly fat. Semaglutide uses our natural hormone responses to promote healthy weight loss.
Weight Loss With Semaglutide
While semaglutide excels in promoting weight loss, it’s more effective with a comprehensive approach. Patients who use semaglutide injections in conjunction with diet and exercise see the best results. Semaglutide is a great way to kickstart one’s healthy journey and aids in creating more mobility for a patient to be able to lead a more active life. Patients who combined the prescription with a balanced diet and regular exercise saw better results than those who relied on semaglutide alone.
Semaglutide results are unique to every individual. Results depend on a patient’s lifestyle, activity level, genetics, and metabolism. However, most patients report seeing results two to three months after beginning treatment. Most semaglutide patients hit their goal weight after a year of treatment.
Long-Term Lifestyle Changes
Making lifestyle changes is critical for patients who wish to see sustainable results. Semaglutide alone can promote weight loss but produces better results when combined with diet, exercise, and creating a healthy life.
Consulting A Professional
For Seattle patients who are looking to begin semaglutide treatment, consulting a professional is the best way to ensure safety and quality results. It’s critical for a healthcare professional to determine that semaglutide injections, or any weight loss program, are suitable for you. Semaglutide can be incredibly beneficial for eliminating belly fat and creating a healthy life.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.