Weight Loss & Body Shape

We all understand that it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Most of us also have a desired body shape we would like to have. So, what makes it so difficult to achieve? The most important thing to understand is that it is your mindset which determines your success.

I can work with you to achieve and maintain your desired weight and then the body shape you desire. I do this with:

  • Recommendations on diet plans to lose weight and stay healthy that have a proven track record.
  • If appropriate, prescription weight loss injections.
  • If appropriate, prescription hormone supplements.
  • If appropriate, treatments to reduce stubborn pockets of fat or tighten skin.

Saxenda is a daily self-administered injection to support weight loss for adults with a BMI >27 who are using a calorie-controlled diet. 

The active substance in Saxenda, liraglutide, is a ‘glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist’ which acts on the parts of your brain that regulate appetite, to increase feelings of fullness and lowering feelings of hunger. Saxenda is approved by the European Medicines Agency.

Saxenda is not a solution on its own, but when used as part of a calorie-controlled diet can help the establishment of new healthy eating habits.

Middle age spread occurs as your hormones deplete from the age of 40. Women who experience menopause are particularly effected. Appropriate hormone supplementation can help by:

  • Improving your insulin sensitivity to reduce the storage of sugar as fat.
  • Increasing your resting metabolic rate to burn more fat.
  • Improving your thyroid function. 
  • Increasing your energy levels to enjoy more exercise.
  • Reducing your sugar cravings.

Hormone supplementation is not a solution on its own, but when used as part of a calorie-controlled diet can help achieve faster outcomes and aids maintaining a healthy weight.

Many people in their middle age find that as they get close to their goal there are stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t shift. These pockets of fat can be permanently reduced using modern non-surgical treatments such as Aqualyx and CoolSculpting. Allowing you to choose where to reduce stubborn areas for a flatter tummy or tackle:

  • Double chins
  • Love handles
  • Bra-fat

CoolSculpting and Aqualyx are not treatments for weight loss or obesity, but are very effective for reducing pockets of fat. If a healthy weight is not maintained individuals can still put-on weight in areas that have not been treated.

Skin is very elastic and springs back after weight loss when you are young - think of the amazing way women can expand during pregnancy and recover afterwards.

However, as you age skin elasticity reduces and weight loss (particularly after 40) might mean you are left with saggy skin where you have lost weight.

Monthly radiofrequency treatments, alongside your weight loss can help your skin regain its shape as you slim for a smoother contoured body.

People who lose very large amounts of weight may require surgical options to remove excess skin.
 

Practitioners

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Victoria has over 18 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 36,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. She has been a trainer for Ellanse, Silhouette Soft® and MINT® Threads and an Ambassador for Ultherapy and Obagi.

Victoria specialises in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

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