Weight Loss Wellness Program

Plastic Surgeons Serving McLean, Tysons Corner, Nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Washington DC & Maryland

We are more wellness and health conscious; we want to look and feel our best. For years we have lived in a world of “thin is in”, unsuccessful fad diets and the desire for immediate results. Today our media and advertising is actually promoting overweight and obesity as acceptable. Facts are blood sugar spikes contribute to inflammation and disease, and obesity is associated with health issues like cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes mellitus type 2, joint and muscle disorders, respiratory disorders, and psychological distress. Successful weight loss is challenging, there is no “magic” pill to take away those extra pounds. We do know weight loss combined with healthy lifestyle changes can improve quality of life and aging well. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 40 pounds, our comprehensive medical weight loss program can help you jump start your weight loss journey, and start looking and feeling your very best.

Dr. Duda and Dr. Anderson are expertly trained plastic surgeons and are knowledgeable about the human body and how our bodies change at different stages in life and with weight changes. Our goal is looking better on the outside, and feeling better about yourself, more self-confidence, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices to maintain your best look and feel.

What is McLean Weight Loss + Wellness?

McLean Plastic Surgery +MedSpa is offering a medically assisted science based comprehensive weight loss and wellness program, safe and effective, focusing on weight loss AND health and wellness. Our focus is long term wellness, not short-term weight loss. Consider this an investment in yourself, your health and longevity. If you are ready to make a real difference in the way you look and feel, we have surgical and non-surgical options at McLean Plastic Surgery +MedSpa. Look good and feel good, it’s about taking control, a commitment to healthy lifestyle choices. Our professional, compassionate, and committed team will assist you in your weight loss journey to improve your health, appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. Aging is not a choice, but aging well is!

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are currently the most powerful FDA approved medications that assist with weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. These medications, also referred to as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists or GLP-1, mimic our natural hormones that are released when we eat. They target the brain center that regulates appetite reducing the sensation of hunger and increasing the sensation of fullness resulting in less overeating and keeping calorie intake low. They also reduce the blood sugar level and the rate sugar appears in your circulation by stimulating insulin secretion, reducing glucagon secretion, and delaying gastric emptying slowing the transit time for food which contributes to the sensation of fullness.

Our comprehensive weight loss and wellness program includes semaglutide or tirzepitide injections, lipotropic (vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids) injections to assist metabolism, and diet and activity recommendations to promote 1-3 pounds per week weight loss without restrictive diets, extreme exercise routines, or invasive surgeries. Most will start to notice weight loss after 4 weeks, some may take up to 8-12 weeks, with peak weight loss occurring between 8 and 28 weeks. Weight loss results will vary from person to person, the majority will lose 10-20% of their starting weight over 1 year. Weight loss will occur with medication only, however best outcomes with sustained weight loss include lifestyle modifications with a healthy diet and regular physical exercise in addition to weight loss medications.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Candidates for McLean Weight Loss and Wellness are adults who:

  • Have the desire to control overeating, would like assistance with weight loss, want to lose weight and improve overall health.
  • Are committed to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Want to improve body shape and appearance.
  • Do not have pre-existing medical conditions: pancreatitis, low blood sugar, medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, kidney disease, gallbladder disease, or diabetic retinopathy, severe problems with stomach/problems digesting foods, pregnant or plan to become pregnant, not breast feeding.
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment.

Benefits

  • Suppresses appetite.
  • Reduces excess body fat and improves body proportions.
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
  • Improves health, helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels and improves blood sugar control and spikes.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Improves mobility.
  • Increases self-confidence.
  • Improves mood.
  • Better sleep.
  • Aesthetic benefits of staying fit, feeling good, looking good.

Starting Your Weight Loss + Wellness Journey

A consultation is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for our weight loss and wellness program. At this initial meeting your goals, diet and lifestyle factors, complete medical history, weight-related medical conditions, and medications will be discussed, and an examination performed. All treatment plans have side effects and risks, and your safety is our priority. After the initial evaluation, if you are a good candidate and decide to start this weight loss journey, laboratory tests will be done, measurements taken, a body composition analysis performed, and photographic documentation completed. All of this information is important for understanding your individual body composition and in assessing your progress and success.

The McLean Weight Loss and Wellness Program is either 12 weeks or 24 weeks depending on your goals. Injections of semaglutide or tirzepatide and supplements are once a week and you will come to the office for a progress check, evaluate need for dosage adjustment and receive your treatment.

Our professional, compassionate, and committed team will assist you in your weight loss journey in every step. Be patient and be realistic, remember long term goals are to lose weight and maintain your weight, and to improve your health, appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Schedule your McLean Weight Loss and Wellness Consultation Today

If you have found weight loss a challenge and you want to make a difference in the way you look and feel, contact McLean Plastic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling 703-893-1111 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duda or Dr. Anderson. We serve McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.