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, glutamine, carnitine, arginine, leucine, ornithine, vitamin b12, other B vitamins, as well as other 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 are administered in office twice weekly over 4-8 week period of time.

FAT REDUCTION is typically 14-20 pounds.
Weigh in and measurements are obtained weekly in office. Vital signs are checked at each visit. Food intake, calories, and exercise are monitored weekly.

Medical Provider visits: 1st visit and at the end of injections.


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 placenta 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 fat loss!! NO MUSCLE IS LOST AS A RESULT OF THIS PROTOCOL. ONLY EXCESS FAT IS LOST! This separates this protocol from all other diets.

hCG treatment is designed to work by restricting your diet to as low as 500-800 calories per day

AFTER your hCG protocol has been completed, minimal, healthy intake encourages 1,200-1,400 calories per day. Daily caloric consumption includes small portions of FRESH protein, fruit and vegetables that are consumed at several times throughout the day. AVOID CANNED AND FROZEN FOODS. EAT FOODS YOU CAN TOUCH (ie no boxed items). Sugars and starches should NOT be introduced until 3 weeks following the course of hCG injections. As a result of undergoing the hCG protocol,  your metabolism will reset itself. You should see improvements in other other areas (high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.)

You must be comfortable with administering subcutaneous (just below the skin) injections DAILY for 40 days.  IF you are not comfortable with this, someone with whom you trust, must be capable of safely performing your daily injections at the SAME TIME daily.

FAT reduction on average is 25-40 pounds over 40 days. (This correlates with how closely an individual follows the protocol. )

Weigh in and measurements are obtained weekly in office. Vital signs are checked at each visit. Food intake, calories, and exercise are monitored weekly.

Medical Provider visits: 1st visit and at the end of the hCG protocol.


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.