Semaglutide Injections*


(includes a medication, necessary supplies, diet & exercise plan, and the consultation and monthly follow up appointments)

*Start Same Day as your Consult In Office Injections available.

Semaglutide Tablets


(includes medication, necessary supplies, diet & exercise plan, and the consultation and monthly follow up appointments)

Millions of people struggle with their weight. While experiencing weight fluctuations and putting on a few pounds here and there is not usually a problem, when a person gains too much weight or cannot adequately lose it due to various reasons, it can begin to cause health problems and hinder the patient’s lifestyle. Not all patients will need medication to lose weight, but for those who have tried to make lifestyle changes and seen no results, the FDA recently approved a new drug known as semaglutide—or its brand names, Ozempic and Wegovy. Seattle Plastic Surgery provides the best semaglutide Renton offers.

The Science Behind Semaglutide Renton 

Semaglutide is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1 agonist. These types of medications mimic a hormone that takes on many tasks such as stimulating insulin production, signaling the brain to produce hunger cues, and helping control how quickly food passes through the stomach. By making the body believe the hormone is present, the body releases more insulin, feels less hungry, and the stomach empties at a slower rate.

All of these functions combined help promote weight loss by naturally pushing the patient to eat less and smaller portions. Like other similar medications, it also may cause stomach upset with greasy or sugary foods which disincentivises eating them. Combined with diet and exercise, patients can see significant weight loss.


Compound Semaglutide Dosing Plan



Injections vs. Pill 

There are two forms of semaglutide Renton: injection and pill. The majority of people who take semaglutide for any reason typically use the injections because they usually cost less and the medication originated as an injection. However, the pill form has also been shown to be effective.

The providers at Seattle Plastic Surgery can prescribe either the injections or the pill form of semaglutide. However, the injections come at a lower cost and are administered less than the daily pill. At a consultation, your provider can discuss the pros and cons of each type of semaglutide to help you choose the right one for you.

Benefits & Risks 

Semaglutide for weight loss Renton comes with benefits and risks that patients should carefully consider. For many, the risks are vastly outweighed by the benefits:

  • Significant weight loss (often up to 20% or more)
  • Helps patients feel less hungry
  • Fewer cravings
  • Feel more full after eating
  • Better blood sugar
  • Improvement of weight-related medical conditions
  • Increased energy (especially when compounding Vitamin B12 with semaglutide)
  • May make it easier to  exercise as weight comes off
  • Better self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Gives patients time to curate and change their lifestyle without hitting weight loss setbacks or plateaus
  • Safe to use for long periods of time
  • Customized treatment plan based on the patient’s goals, medical history, and needs

The medication is FDA approved and considered safe to use for weight loss for most people. Patients should continue to be aware of the possible risks associated with semaglutide:

  • Severe or long lasting side effects
  • Low blood sugar
  • Allergic reaction
  • Pancreatitis
  • May slightly increase the risk of certain thyroid tumors (rare)

Overall, as long as semaglutide is used correctly and properly dosed, patients are unlikely to see major complications. Some people may experience more severe side effects than others. If these do not ease or go away, the patient may be a better candidate for a similar medication called tirzepatide.

Losing Weight With Semaglutide 

At Seattle Plastic Surgery, our Renton weight loss program contains two components. First, the semaglutide, and second, diet and exercise. Your provider will discuss making small changes to your diet and exercise routines instead of trying to shift your lifestyle too quickly. This is a common reason diet and exercise fail to work on their own for many people. The diet and exercise regimens will look slightly different based on a patient’s dietary needs, medical history, lifestyle, and physical abilities.

Administering Injections 

Patients will administer semaglutide injections themselves once per week. The injections are given just below the skin and your provider can instruct you how to inject them at your consultation. If the consultation is in person, your provider can administer the first dose for you. Local patients who feel uncomfortable injecting themselves are welcome to come in once per week for their semaglutide injection.

The injections are given primarily in the stomach, thigh, or upper arm. Patients should rotate the injection sites each week. This includes injecting at least two centimeters away from the last injection site. Patients generally do not experience much pain during their injections because they are superficial and quick.

Diet & Exercise 

The diet and exercise plan will start out by making small changes to your everyday lifestyle (the exact changes a patient makes will vary):

  • Replace at least one floor of an elevator ride with stairs
  • Take the dog out for a walk every day
  • Consider getting back into a hobby you once enjoyed
  • Practice stretching in the morning or nighttime
  • Drink more water
  • Reduce sugars and simple carbohydrates
  • Consider substituting low or no-calorie options for condiments in everyday meals (coffee creamer, salad dressing, etc.)
  • Make an effort to walk slightly further during the day
  • Experiment and have fun with your food and activities

Your provider will discuss the medication and how your diet and exercise plans are going during your monthly check-in appointment. They can help keep you motivated and give advice. Your provider may also make changes to your medication or the dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost In Renton? 

The cost of the semaglutide weight loss Renton program at Seattle Plastic Surgery differs between the injections and the pills. The monthly cost includes the semaglutide, all necessary injection supplies, monthly check-ins (virtually or in-person), and the diet and exercise plan.

  • $575 per month for injection with supplies (includes one month’s supply of alcohol pads and syringes)
  • $700 per month for oral tablet

The monthly cost of semaglutide includes the medication, monthly in-person or virtual visits, and 24/7 on-call doctors. When prescribed only for weight loss, as far as we know, insurance does not cover semaglutide. Patients can learn more about outside financing options on the financing page.

Is Ozempic The Same As Semaglutide? 

Yes, Ozempic and Wegovy are both brand names for semaglutide. They are essentially the same medication with the only differences being the dosage and the condition they are marketed to treat.

What Is A Healthy Amount Of Weight To Lose Per Month? 

The amount of weight it is healthy to lose in one month depends on several factors: starting weight, medical conditions, gender, and height to name a few. In general, losing around five to ten pounds per month is healthy for many people. However, patients are unlikely to see this immediately after starting semaglutide. Patients will see the most progressive weight loss a few months into treatment.

What Does Losing 50 Pounds Do To Your Body? 

Losing a significant amount of weight—for example, 50 pounds—can have many positive effects on the body:

  • Feeling less daily
  • Get better sleep
  • Faster metabolism
  • Easier to work out
  • Less risk of many medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, etc.
  • Increased mobility
  • More confidence and often better mental health overall
  • Can help lessen joint pain and other types of chronic pain

Patients are likely to experience a noticeable difference in the way they feel after losing 50 pounds. Depending on the patient’s starting weight and body type, 50 pounds could be extremely noticeable or hardly noticeable. However, regardless of the look of the body, patients often feel the difference in their everyday lives.

The Best Renton Weight Loss Solution At Seattle Plastic Surgery 

Seattle Plastic Surgery is a premier plastic surgery practice and aesthetic clinic serving the Greater Seattle area. Providing a wide range of services aimed to help patients look and feel their best, the providers at Seattle Plastic Surgery are some of the best. Whether you are looking for a breast augmentation, filler, a chemical peel, or weight loss Renton, Seattle Plastic Surgery has a service that will fit your needs. The providers at Seattle Plastic Surgery offer the best semaglutide in Renton, WA patients can access.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator. They can also schedule their initial consultation online using our online booking system.

Tina, PA-C

Weight Loss Specialist

Tina was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, but left her home state to explore the mountains of Washington. Drawn to the aesthetic medicine business, Tina graduated from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as a certified Physician Assistant. Before she graduated, she knew he wanted to relocate to Seattle and join our company. Her love for helping patients grow and her incredible knowledge brought her to our team!

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