Losing weight is a challenge, and today there are many diets available that may help you lose a few pounds, but you soon find the weight back on your body. Some of these diets can even jeopardize your health and make you more prone to gaining weight. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, offers medically-supervised weight loss programs for men and women in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding communities of Phoenix.
What is a Weight Loss Program?
A weight loss program is not a diet, but rather a medically-supervised program that combines healthy life choices with the supervision of a clinician. Working with a clinician ensures that your body receives the proper nutrients that keep you healthy and make losing weight much easier.
How Much Does a Weight Loss Program Cost?
Our weight loss program is tailored to the needs of each patient, so we are unable to provide a cost until after your consultation. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, cash and cashier’s checks.
Benefits of Weight Loss
Whether you need to lose just a few pounds or have been diagnosed as clinically obese, weight loss offers many benefits. You are able to enjoy a much more active lifestyle, and you reduce your risk of developing health problems, such as:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Sleep apnea
- Certain types of cancer
Good Candidates for a Weight Loss Program
The success of your weight loss program depends on your dedication to improving your eating habits and exercising regularly. We recommend that you be actively participating in activities that help you improve the way you live and take care of yourself. If you are uncertain about how to begin, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. Dr. Leverett will give you some insight about how to start improving your nutrition and exercise. You do not have to be on your way to losing weight before you start our program, but only demonstrate that you are ready to make positive changes.
One of the greatest challenges with weight loss is managing a chronic health condition while simultaneously trying to lose weight. Dr. Leverett may recommend an appetite suppressant for some patients who are obese and also living with certain medical conditions, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Dr. Leverett will assist in managing your intake, general health, and weight loss progress.
What Can I Expect from My Weight Loss Program?
Unlike diets that are offered to the public, we customize your weight loss program to your weight loss goals and anatomy so that you have the best possible chance of losing the pounds. We also offer support to help you stay confident should you experience a plateau or even regain a couple pounds.
After the Weight Loss
Once you lose the weight, you will be skilled in following a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and proper nutrition. By changing how you take care of your body, you will enjoy years of being at your ideal weight and in good health. We understand, though, that your body will change as you age or you may experience a stressful time, so we are always available to help you stay on track and overcome any challenges.
Weight loss is one of the best ways to improve your health and well-being. If you are tired of yo-yo diets and want a safe and effective weight loss program in or around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, to schedule your weight loss consultation.