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Injectable Weight Loss Solutions

There’s no shame in getting a little bit of help on your weight loss journey. After all, even with a healthy diet and exercise routine, losing a significant amount of weight can be incredibly difficult—especially if you’re overweight or obese.

At Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Medspa in Sarasota, we offer the safe and effective injectable weight loss treatments, Semaglutide & Tirzepatide, that can make it much easier to avoid overeating, shed excess fat, and achieve a slim, toned figure you crave.

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Semiglutide and Tirzeptide for Weight Loss


One of the injectable weight loss medications HK Plastic Surgery offers is Semaglutide in Sarasota. Semaglutide is part of a family of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, which mimic a hormone called GLP-1 that’s released in your gut after you eat. In addition to being a weight loss aid, Semaglutide is commonly prescribed to individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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How Does Semaglutide Work?

The hormone that Semaglutide mimics has several responsibilities in the body. For one, it prompts the body to increase its insulin production, which can reduce the blood sugar level. In larger doses, the GLP-1 hormone also affects the parts of the brain that control appetite suppression and make us feel like we’re full. This means that patients taking Semaglutide will not feel hungry as often, reducing cravings for unhealthy foods and making limiting their caloric intake significantly easier. Combining it with a healthy lifestyle can lead to major weight loss.

Semaglutide is meant to be taken weekly via injection into the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh. Ideally, the injection site should be rotated with each treatment.

Benefits of Semaglutide

For individuals who are obese or overweight with weight-related health conditions, Semaglutide in Sarasota can offer several significant benefits, including:

  • Suppresses the appetite
  • Reduces overeating and limits caloric intake
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • This can lead to significant weight loss
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Slimmer, more toned physique
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Reduces the risk of certain health conditions

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Semaglutide?

It’s important to note that every patient experiences unique weight loss results when taking Semaglutide. In a clinical study, approximately half of the individuals taking Semaglutide for 68 weeks lost 15% of their body weight, while around one-third lost 20%.

Typically, it takes 8 to 12 weeks to see significant results from Semaglutide treatment. However, you may begin experiencing weight loss after only around a month. Semaglutide must be combined with a nutritious diet and healthy exercise routine for best results.

Side Effects of Semaglutide

Semaglutide can cause certain side effects in some patients which are usually mild. The most common side effects of the medication include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling, redness, or itching at the injection site


Another injectable weight loss medication offered at our clinic is Tirzepatide in Sarasota. Like Semaglutide, Tirzepatide is prescribed for weight loss and treating type 2 diabetes. Tirzepatide is classified as a dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor co-agonist, and it mimics both the GLP-1 and GIP hormones.

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How Does Tirzepatide Work?

The way that Tirzepatide works is quite similar to how Semaglutide works. Like Semaglutide, it mimics the GLP-1 hormone to make the patient feel full and help them control their appetite. Additionally, Tirzepatide mimics the GIP hormone, which is also responsible for stimulating increased insulin production and creating the sensation of being full. So, while taking Tirzepatide, it’s much easier to keep your appetite under control and prevent yourself from overeating.

Like Semaglutide, Tirzepatide is typically meant to be injected weekly into the skin of the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh.

Benefits of Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide can provide several significant benefits for those who are looking to lose weight, including:

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Helps to prevent overeating and limit caloric intake
  • Reduces cravings for unhealthy foods
  • Slimmer, more toned physique
  • Reduces the risk of certain health conditions
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Tirzepatide?

The results of Tirzepatide can vary depending on the patient, their lifestyle habits, and the dosage of medication. Studies have shown that patients taking Tirzepatide weekly for 72 weeks can expect to lose between 15% and 22.5% of their body weight.

Although some patients see results sooner, you can typically expect to notice significant weight loss after taking Tirzepatide for approximately 8 to 12 weeks.

Side Effects of Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide has been shown to cause several side effects in some patients, which are usually mild. The most common side effects of the medication include:

  • Swelling, redness, or itching at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Who Is a Candidate for Weight Loss Injections?

Adults who have struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone could be good candidates for weight loss injections. Ideal candidates for these treatments should:

  • Have a BMI above 30 or above 27 with at least one weight-related health condition
  • Be willing and able to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Have the desire to lose weight
  • Have no history of thyroid cancer 
  • Have no active gallbladder disease
  • Have no history of pancreatitis
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment

Why Choose HK Plastic Surgery & Medspa for Your Weight Loss Injection Treatment?

If you’re interested in trying one of these injectable weight loss treatments, one of our expert medical providers at Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Medspa will be happy to sit down with you for a consultation.

They will evaluate your unique situation and weight loss goals to help you determine whether Semaglutide or Tirzepatide will be a safe and effective option for you. They will then be with you every step of the way as you progress through your weight loss journey.

Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about Tirzepatide or Semaglutide in Sarastoa, and schedule your consultation.

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