Physician-Led Weight Loss Program

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge for many people. A physician-led weight loss program in Houston, TX, can provide the support, guidance, and expertise needed to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. Under the care of Dr. Gopathi at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, patients benefit from a personalized approach to weight loss that addresses their unique needs and includes learning how to maintain results.

About The Physician-Led Weight Loss Program

The Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics physician-led weight loss program takes a medically-supervised approach that combines various weight loss techniques. The comprehensive program suggests dietary changes, exercise programs, and behavior modifications to help patients lose weight with a focus on maintaining long-term success. Being closer to an ideal weight before surgery can reduce the risk of complications, support a smooth recovery, and give the patient better overall surgical results. However, this program is ideal for individuals with a BMI between 25-45 who need to lose weight before surgery or to help recent surgical patients maintain or improve their results.

The Expert Team at Body by Ravi

Dr. Gopathi is board-certified in both Lifestyle Medicine and Internal Medicine, with over a decade of experience in preventative care and clinical experience at Houston Methodist Hospital’s weight management program. Her combination of medical training and expertise gives Dr. Gopathi a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact weight loss and overall health. Dr. Gopathi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics are dedicated to helping each patient reach their BMI requirement for surgery and maintain long-lasting results. For most surgeries, a BMI of 30 or less is ideal.

Process Overview: Customized Weight Loss Plans

The physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics begins with an in-depth consultation where Dr. Gopathi assesses the patient’s medical history, current health status, and medications. In addition to gaining an understanding of the patient’s relationship with food, lifestyle habits, such as sleep and stress management, are also reviewed. If needed, lab tests might be ordered.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Weight Loss Programs?

Our physician-led weight loss program employs a balanced, sustainable approach. We will create a personalized nutrition plan to work with each patient’s lifestyle and preferences. We also educate our patients on portion control, mindful eating, and better food choices, giving them practical strategies to manage their food intake. Weekly checks are made to monitor progress as well as monitor any side effects. Nausea is a common issue and we proactively take measures to decrease this burden on our patients. Dr. Gopathi will personally see you every 4 weeks to closely follow your journey as well as review our comprehensive Wellness Journal.

Incorporating Exercise and Lifestyle Changes

Our weight loss program emphasizes the importance of incorporating regular physical activity and positive lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain weight loss success. Patients receive guidance on developing an exercise routine suitable for their fitness level and individual needs, as well as support in addressing any psychological or emotional factors that may contribute to weight gain. Through a combination of exercise, nutrition counseling, and behavioral modifications, patients are empowered to adopt a healthier lifestyle and maintain their weight loss results for the long term.

Monitoring Progress and Adjusting Treatment Plans

Throughout the medical weight management program, Dr. Gopathi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics closely monitor each patient’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to their treatment plan.

Ideal Candidates for the Physician-Led Weight Loss Program

Ideal candidates for the physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston, TX, include individuals with a BMI between 25 and 45 who struggle with obesity or weight-related health issues. If you are already being treated with weight loss medications, previously had weight loss surgery, or are currently being treated for Diabetes Mellitus, you are not a candidate and should follow up with your regular primary care physician. 

Some factors that may make a patient an ideal candidate for this program include:

  • Struggling with weight loss through traditional methods
  • Having obesity-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, or metabolic syndrome
  • Needing to lose weight before undergoing a surgical procedure
  • Seeking long-term weight management solutions and a healthier lifestyle

Success and Long-lasting Results

After completing the physician-led weight loss program, patients are encouraged to maintain their new healthy habits and continue working towards their long-term weight management goals. At our program, we recognize that support and accountability play vital roles in successfully maintaining weight loss. That is why support from our dedicated team is an integral part of our program. We aim to keep you motivated, well-informed, and focused on your weight loss journey through regular checkups and a wealth of educational resources, ensuring you achieve sustainable and long-lasting results. Our team is committed to guiding you every step of the way, helping you overcome challenges, and celebrating your progress. By providing a comprehensive and personalized approach to weight loss, the physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics helps patients in Houston, TX, achieve successful long-term weight management and improved overall health.

Cost of Physician-Led Weight Loss Program

The cost of a physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics can vary depending on the specific treatment plan and individual needs of the patient. Factors that influence the overall cost include the duration of the program and prescription medication.

Insurance Coverage and Support for Physician-Led Weight Loss Program

Insurance coverage for a physician-led weight loss program varies by state and provider. Some insurance policies cover these treatment programs in part or totally, but most people pay out of pocket. At this time, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics does not take any insurance plans but patients are free to contact their carrier directly to ask for reimbursements.

Expected Results from a Physician-Led Weight Loss Program in Houston, TX

Patients who participate in the physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics can expect to see significant improvements in their overall health and body weight. The average weight loss for patients in this program varies, as it depends on individual factors such as starting weight, adherence to the treatment plan, and personal weight loss goals. A healthy rate for weight loss is approximately 0.5 – 2.0 pounds a week. Many patients experience successful weight loss and long-term weight management, leading to a healthier lifestyle and reduced risk for obesity-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and sleep apnea. By following the customized treatment plan and receiving ongoing support from Dr. Gopathi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, patients can achieve their desired weight loss results and enjoy improved overall health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our concierge level care and close follow ups truly help our patients cope with side effects and implement lifestyle changes that help maintain long term results.

How long does the physician-led weight loss program typically last?

The duration of the physician-led weight loss program is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. We suggest committing to a 16-week program to begin. After the initial results are assessed, patients can decide on extending the program.

Request a Consultation with Dr. Gopathi

If you’re ready to take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and achieving your weight loss goals, request a consultation with Dr. Gopathi at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston, TX. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized, physician-led weight loss programs to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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