Semaglutide (GLP-1)

In Atlanta

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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication that was initially developed to regulate blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s a safe and effective option that mimics the effects of a hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is naturally released by the gut. This hormone is crucial for insulin secretion, blood sugar regulation, and appetite control. 

Over the years, research has shown that Semaglutide can also be a valuable tool for helping people lose significant body weight. In higher dosages, Semaglutide can help curb appetites and help people feel fuller for longer after eating. Coupled with a balanced diet and active lifestyle, Semaglutide can help people reach their weight goals and maintain a stable body weight over time.

Different medications are available that utilize the effectiveness of Semaglutide, each offering specific benefits that may be better suited to your needs. At Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, we offer Wegovy and Ozempic treatments to those interested in Semaglutide treatments.


  • Wegovy is a brand-name medication that contains Semaglutide. It can be prescribed to help obese and overweight people lose weight and maintain a stable body weight. It is primarily recommended for those with weight-related conditions like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
  • Wegovy has been FDA-approved to help with weight loss and obesity management.


  • Ozempic is another brand-name medication containing Semaglutide that is primarily used to help regulate blood sugar levels in those who have type 2 diabetes. Ozempic can help to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death.
  • Ozempic is FDA-approved for treatment in those with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.


What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide?

Effective Weight Loss—Semaglutide treatments have been clinically shown to help with significant weight loss in obese or overweight people. Treatment can help patients lose a considerable percentage of their body weight when coupled with dieting and exercise.

Improved Glycemic Control – For those with type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide helps regulate blood sugar levels by enhancing insulin secretion and reducing glucose production in the liver. This provides improved glycemic control and reduces the risk of diabetes-related complications.

Appetite Control – Semaglutide affects areas of the brain that regulate appetite, leading to decreased hunger and increased feelings of fullness. This can make it easier for patients to improve their diets and reduce the chances of overeating.

Enhanced Metabolic Health – Semaglutide helps improve metabolic health by increasing insulin production and reducing body weight, decreasing the risk of developing obesity-related conditions like cardiovascular disease.

With Semaglutide, you’re not just losing weight; you’re gaining a healthier future. When combined with lifestyle modifications, Semaglutide offers sustainable weight loss. With continued use and adherence to a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain your weight loss and enjoy long-term health benefits. This is a journey worth taking.

Who are the Best Candidates for Semaglutide?

The best candidates for Semaglutide therapy are people who struggle with obesity or have type 2 diabetes and are seeking an effective weight management solution. Ideal candidates for Semaglutide treatments should:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher, which indicates they are overweight or obese
  • Have at least one weight-related health condition, such as hypertension or high cholesterol
  • Commit to making lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise
  • Be in good overall health. Any contraindications that may prevent the use of Semaglutide

You must inform our team why you are interested in Semaglutide treatments so that we can recommend either Wegovy or Ozempic. Each medication is designed for different purposes.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step is to schedule a consultation at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. During your consultation, our team can thoroughly evaluate your overall health and review your relevant medical history to help determine if Semaglutide is a safe treatment option for you.

From there, our team can review the details of Semaglutide’s work and what you can expect throughout the treatment process. They can also answer questions about the process, the difference between Wegovy and Ozempic, and what to expect following your treatment.

What to Expect From a Semaglutide Treatment

Both Wegovy and Ozempic are injectable drugs. During your initial appointment at our office in Atlanta, GA, our medical experts will review detailed instructions on injecting Semaglutide safely and what you should do following your injections. Injections can be made in the abdomen, upper arms, or thigh. It is recommended that you alternate locations each time you administer the injections. 

Once you understand how to administer the drug safely, our team will provide you with a supply of Semaglutide so that you can perform the injections at home on a weekly basis. Our team will monitor your health throughout your treatment to ensure everything goes smoothly and no complications occur. Dosages may need to be adjusted to minimize any potential side effects.

Semaglutide Recovery

There is little to no downtime required following Semaglutide injections. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the injection. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or gastrointestinal discomfort. This is most common during the initial part of the treatment and should subside over time as the body adjusts to the medication. If you experience persistent discomfort, you can schedule an appointment, and our team will determine how to address the issue best.

Semaglutide (GLP-1) Cost

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of Semaglutide treatment in Atlanta can vary depending on numerous factors, such as the dosage and duration of therapy. During your consultation, our team will provide a detailed cost estimate based on your personalized treatment plan.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

When you come to Arslanian Plastic Surgery for weight loss treatments using Semaglutide, you will be in good hands with Dr. Arslanian and his team. Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo and then completed a rigorous training program in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He discovered his passion for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery during his residency. He then completed another three years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. 

As a Double board-certified plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has launched and grown his practice into a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments like Semaglutide, to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Arslanian’s goal for every patient is to create a beautiful, natural look using the safest techniques he has learned.


Schedule a consultation

To learn more about Semaglutide treatments in Atlanta, GA, including Wegovy and Ozempic, contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian and our team of medical experts. They can answer any questions about the treatment and provide the support you need to succeed on your weight loss and wellness journey.

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