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The basics of losing weight can come down to exercising and eating healthy, but that is often easier said than done.

Metabolic issues may prevent you from making the lasting changes you want, even while following a weight loss plan, and you may struggle with hunger that leads you to snack or eat more than you prefer. That is where semaglutide for weight loss comes into play.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication that mimics the GLP-1 hormone your body releases in your gut in response to eating. The medication tricks your brain into thinking you feel full, reducing your appetite. Semaglutide is available as oral tablets and injections.

The Benefits of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Semaglutide can offer many benefits as you embark on your weight loss journey:

  • Appetite suppression
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Proven effectiveness

When combined with exercise and a healthy diet, semaglutide can help you lose an average of 6% to 12% of your body weight.

*Results will vary from person to person.

Am I a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for semaglutide, whether in oral or subcutaneous form, you need to:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
  • Have a BMI of 27 or higher along with a weight-related issue
  • Be in good overall health
  • Not be pregnant or nursing

You may not be the right candidate if you have certain allergies, a family history of endocrine tumors, or other health conditions.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?

The cost of a semaglutide treatment can vary and depends on the type of treatment you receive. In Huntington Beach and Orange County, you can expect to pay anywhere from around  $200 to $1,000 monthly. Your costs depend on your insurance and whether you want tablets or injections.

Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Steve Vu has 20 years of experience helping patients in Orange County and Huntington Beach, CA. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and promotes the highest standards in care.

Dr. Vu is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, an organization representing excellence in plastic surgery.

When searching for a specialist in plastic surgery and aesthetic services, turn to Dr. Steve Vu.

The Process Explained

If you would like to get the benefits of semaglutide for weight loss, the process is simple.


During your consultation with Dr. Vu, he will evaluate you to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. He may also create a personalized treatment plan that can include additional procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck to help you achieve your desired results.


Dr. Vu currently provides only the oral tablet option of semaglutide. He works closely with a local pharmacy to make it simple to get the tablets, whether you are a new or existing patient in Orange County or Huntington Beach.


When taking semaglutide tablets for weight loss, you must do so at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything for the day. You have to swallow the tablet whole and not crush it or split it into pieces.

Wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything but water. The exact dosage can vary, but you will need to take it once daily.

Where Can I Find Semaglutide Near Me?

Semaglutide can help you achieve your weight loss goals by reducing your appetite and letting you stick with your diet and exercise plans without the stress of feeling hungry.

You can begin your journey by visiting Dr. Steve Vu at California Aesthetic Center in Orange County and Huntington Beach, CA. With many locations available, you can efficiently get the help you want. To learn more about semaglutide, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vu.

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