From ad campaigns featuring ecstatic people holding up the extra-large clothes they wore before their latest diet, to side-by-side comparisons of successful fitness journeys on Instagram and Facebook, we are surrounded by images of weight loss. What the pictures don’t show is just how hard losing weight can really be. For many people, diet and exercise aren’t enough to achieve the body they want — especially if they’re struggling with a significant amount of excess weight that affects their health.
Weight gain is frequently blamed on a “lack of willpower,” but this is far from the truth. Medical health professionals understand the intricacies of weight management, including the many factors that contribute to weight gain and the human body’s resistance to weight loss. At Luxe MD Aesthetics, we can help you navigate the complex process of reaching your body goals by establishing an individualized, medically-supervised weight loss program that is tailored to your unique physiology and lifestyle.
It can be incredibly difficult to lose weight with diet and exercise, particularly if you’re trying to figure out the healthiest choices for your body by yourself. A medically-supervised weight loss program provides treatment in a clinical setting that is overseen by licensed healthcare professionals. These programs typically offer a variety of services that approach weight loss and weight management from different angles, such as nutrition plans, physical activity recommendations and prescription medications.
Personalization is essential. Because everyone’s body is unique, a medically-supervised weight loss plan must be structured around the individual patient’s body chemistry, metabolism, health conditions and lifestyle. Your plan will be tailored to your needs and goals and we will follow up with you throughout the program to make any adjustments necessary. Our objective is to create a comprehensive treatment strategy that gives you the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off for years to come.
Whatever the cause of your weight struggles may be, Dr. Bikas Sharma and the team of Luxe MD Aesthetics can help you shape your ideal figure and improve your health with less stress and better long-term results than attempting to lose weight on your own.
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Women and men who have had limited success losing weight or managing their weight on their own may benefit from the personalized attention of a medically-supervised weight loss program. Losing weight under the guidance of a medical professional ensures it is done quickly and safely, with goals that are realistic and strategies that are sustainable. Every person receives a thorough medical and lifestyle evaluation before long-term weight loss planning begins.
Our weight management programs begin with an initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Sharma will conduct a physical examination, obtain a medical history and discuss your attempts to lose weight so far. Some patients come to our Las Vegas clinic with undiagnosed conditions like diabetes or obstructive sleep apnea. Additional testing and treatment may be recommended if there is an ancillary medical condition. Once Dr. Sharma has a thorough understanding of your circumstances, he will customize his recommendations based on your health needs and lifestyle.
A successful treatment plan must be versatile and comprehensive. The treatment options offered at Luxe MD Aesthetics have been proven safe and are known to result in significant weight loss for many patients. Your plan may include some combination of the following elements:
Diet is the first line of defense when it comes to losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Participants in our weight loss program develop a greater understanding of the nutritional value of the foods they choose and the impact of their current eating habits. They also learn how to read food labels and menus more effectively, how to use strategies like meal planning and maintaining a food diary, and how to incorporate nutritional knowledge into a busy life. A diet made up of nutritionally-balanced, low-calorie food choices can help you lose weight rapidly, safely and without hunger.
Physical activity is a critical addition to diet. Calculating your metabolic rate can help determine how many calories your body burns while at rest. Using this information, Dr. Sharma can develop an exercise program that helps you burn more calories than you consume in a day. He will ensure that your physical activity goals are aligned with your current fitness level and your access to exercise equipment at home, at a local gym or in your community. He can also assist with strategies that make physical activity more enjoyable and therefore easier to make part of your daily routine.
Pharmacotherapy can complement lifestyle modifications. If diet and exercise are not providing sufficient improvement, or if medical problems related to excessive weight are not adequately controlled, use of weight-loss medications can be considered. There are currently several FDA-approved medications for weight loss that work by decreasing your appetite or helping you feel full for longer. Medications are most effective when used as part of a comprehensive weight management program that includes dietary changes and a fitness routine.
One of the most important things that distinguishes a medical weight loss program from many trendy diets and fitness plans is that it is designed for long-term results. So-called “crash dieting” can lead to rapid weight loss, but the results are short-lived and the drastic changes required can have a negative effect on both your physical and mental health. A medically-supervised weight management program helps you set realistic weight loss goals and achieve them via lifestyle changes and other strategies that you can maintain for the foreseeable future. Participants in our program attend frequent follow-ups and have access to Dr. Sharma at all times via email to ensure they are headed in the right direction.
There are some cases in which a health insurance plan may offer coverage for a medically-supervised weight loss program. Obesity is a medical condition that is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. If the primary focus of a weight loss program is to treat dangerous health conditions associated with obesity (such as heart disease, hypertension or diabetes), a health insurance policy may cover some or all of the treatment. If the amount of weight loss desired is small and treatment is undertaken only for cosmetic reasons, it will not be covered.
The expert team at Luxe MD Aesthetics is here to help you discover your path to weight loss success. If you’re trapped in a cycle of small weight loss victories followed by frustrating weight gain, or are struggling to lose any weight in the first place, let us show you how we can help.
Our team, lead by Dr. Bikas Sharma, is enthusiastic about educating and empowering patients so you can make the best decisions for your health today, tomorrow and years in the future. Contact us today at (702) 478 7180 to learn more about our medically-supervised weight loss program in Las Vegas.