Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Neosculpt laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC

Cosmetic Surgeon & Phlebologist located in Abilene, TX

Achieving a healthy weight is a critical health goal, but hard to do on your own. You may have tried multiple diet and exercise plans with disappointing results. Dr. Nikunj Patel, FACC, with NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Abilene, Texas, understands how challenging it can be to lose pounds and keep them off, which is why the practice offers medically supervised weight loss. An integrated medical and aesthetics team provide the evidence-based strategies and support you need to lose weight successfully. Call the office or use the online booking agent to find out more about medical weight loss.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to achieve a healthy weight?

A healthy weight isn’t just about your appearance; it affects energy levels and overall health. When you’re overweight, you’re at increased risk of:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Infertility
  • Asthma and sleep apnea
  • Gallstones

A medically supervised weight-loss program can change your life for the better, especially if you have health markers that typically improve with weight loss.


What causes weight gain?

The wrong diet is often responsible for weight gain. Too many processed foods, foods high in sugar, and large portions are often to blame. A sedentary lifestyle also contributes to overweight or obese status.

Some people might be genetically inclined to gain weight, but a family history of obesity doesn’t mean your future is set in stone. Poor sleep habits and stress also play a role in weight gain.


How fast can I lose weight when medically supervised?

Your weight loss depends on numerous factors, including how much weight you have to lose, age, hormones, and your commitment. If dietary and exercise changes are drastic, weight loss can happen at several pounds per week.

However, a healthy rate of weight loss is one to two pounds per week. As you get closer to your goal weight, you’ll likely slow to this moderate pace. That's a positive transition because a modest rate of weight loss means you’re likely to keep it off.


What’s involved in medically supervised weight loss?

Before prescribing a specific diet and exercise plan, your practitioner evaluates your current health, health history, and also talks with you about prescription drug use to determine which factors contribute to your weight problems.

The team at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center offers solution-focused diet and exercise guidelines that get you in control of your weight. They help you optimize your intake of calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates to achieve the best weight loss outcome.

You’ll have a program customized for you to account for your schedule and any special health needs. Best of all, you’ll have the guidance and support of a medically trained team if and when you need it, tracking your results and cheering you on as you move closer to your goals.

Call or use the online booking function to schedule a free weight-loss consultation at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, and begin moving toward a happier and healthier life.