MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS

Losing weight can be an extremely difficult goal to achieve!!! Over 2/3 of adults living in the United States are obese.

We will go through ALL options appropriate for you at your consultation! 

MANY patients are lacking essential vitamins and minerals which enable them to lose fat and KEEP off the pounds. Our bodies require proper nutrition and vitamins to stimulate the CORRECT hormones to function smoothly. When these hormones are functioning properly, then our bodies will let go of the fat stores it’s been holding onto for TOO long!

Dr. Bethea and Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez (HER mentor), Medical Director of Atlantis Medical Wellness CenteR

Dr. Bethea and Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez (HER mentor), Medical Director of Atlantis Medical Wellness CenteR


LIPOTROPIC (FAT LOVING) INJECTIONS:

THIS IS NOT RELATED TO LIPOSUCTION.

These injections contain a solution of nutrients that are made up of one or more of the following fat burning compounds: choline, inositol, methionine, amino acids, vitamin b12 and other vitamins and minerals. These injections enhance weight loss when they are combined with a healthy diet and exercise program.

BENEFITS OF LIPOTROPIC INJECTIONS:

  • REDUCE STORED FAT
  • ENHANCE METABOLISM DURING FAT BURNING PROCESS
  • INCREASE ENERGY LEVELS
  • IMPROVE FUNCTION OF LIVER AND GALLBLADDER
  • PRESERVE LEAN MUSCLE
  • RAPID ONSET OF ACTION
  • GREAT ABSORPTION OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
  • IMPROVES LIVER DETOXIFICATION
  • IMPROVES MOOD AND CLARIFY

Injections (1ml) are normally administered IM (intramuscular) twice weekly over an 8 week period of time.

Weight reduction is typically 14-20 pounds.

Weigh in at each visit. Vital signs are checked at each visit. Food intake is monitored.

Medical Provider visits: 1st visit and at 4 weeks.


hCG or HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN INJECTIONS:

hCG is a hormone that supports and aids normal functions in both the male and female’s reproductive systems. High levels of hCG is extracted from the urine of pregnant females which then serves the health, weight loss, and fertility of men and women across the nation. 

Excess fat is commonly stored in areas for example: the hips, thighs, stomach. It is this excess fat that is targeted by hCG. Administering hCG injections in conjunction with consuming a low calorie diet results in mobilization of excess fat. This causes rapid and sustainable weight loss!!

hCG treatment is designed to work by restricting your diet to as low as 500-800 calories per day (Most doctors recommend no less than 800 calories per day.). Minimal, healthy intake encourages 1,200 calories per day. Daily caloric consumption includes small portions of protein, fruit and vegetables that are consumed at several times throughout the day. As a result of hCG treatments, your metabolism will reset itself.

Injections (2ml) are administered IM (intramuscular) usually three times weekly. 

Weight reduction is usually 25-35 pounds over 8 weeks. 

Weigh in at each visit. Vital signs are checked at each visit. Food intake is monitored.

Medical Provider visits: 1st visit and at 4 weeks.


Testosterone (Hormone Replacement Therapy for weight reduction)

Reduction in circulating levels of FREE testosterone (testosterone which is not bound to hormone receptors in our bodies) NOT TOTAL testosterone has been linked to increased abdominal fat and decrease in lean muscle mass.

Testosterone can be replaced via “pellet” therapy. Safer to those around a patient being treated to use pellets rather than testosterone external gels and creams.  Pellets are less than 2cms in diameter and are placed via a trocar into the very anesthetized subcutaneous (fat) tissue of the buttock. Testosterone pellet dissolves over 5 days into the body with the end result of not only excess fat reduction and increased lean muscle mass but ALSO increased energy, better mood, increased sleep architecture, decreased menopausal hot flashes, increased libido, etc. 

Men may need to repeat this therapy every 6 months.

Women may need to repeat this therapy every 3-4 months.