Weight Loss Program
At Gravity Med Spa, we offer a complete program for weight loss. Whether you are looking to improve the results of your surgery or just trying to look your best without surgery, Gravity Med Spa can help you reach your weight loss goals.
We will help you lose weight safely and efficiently. We will teach you how to eat right, and take care of yourselves as we age. We offer pharmacological assistance and surgical procedures, like the tongue patch, to help you get to your weight loss goal.
Pharmacologic Assistance With Weight Loss
Weight loss drugs are all pharmacological agents that reduce or control weight. Oral phentermine hydrochloride (HCL) is sold for weight loss. It is in the sympathomimetic family of appetite suppressants (used for the short-term management of exogenous obesity.) When used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and occasionally behavior therapy, phentermine may help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and exercise. Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. Phentermine should NOT be used as a substitute for proper diet or exercise. For maximum effects, it must be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and/or exercise.
Weight Loss Tongue Patch Surgery
Dr. Chugay has recently begun performing a revolutionary weight reduction procedure, which he has dubbed the Miracle Patch.
This patch, when surgically applied to the tongue, produces a means to lose weight never before offered by other surgeons.
During a reversible procedure that takes less than an hour, the patient is fitted with a custom patch for the tongue which makes chewing of solid foods very difficult and painful, limiting the patient to a liquid diet. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Chugay and his staff, the patient is put on an easy to follow liquid diet, fulfilling all of their nutritional needs while at the same time minimizing caloric intake and maximizing weight loss results.
Recovery is rapid; and patients are typically able to return to work the following day.
150+ patients have received the surgery and have seen impressive weight loss results, with some losing as much as 20 pounds in the first month after surgery. Post operatively, patients may experience swelling of the tongue for 24-48 hours. Speech may be affected during this time but typically returns to baseline within 48 hours.