Weight Loss Specialist

Quality of Life Medical & Research Center

Medical Center & Aesthetics located in Tucson, AZ

Achieving a healthy weight on your own can be next to impossible. Take advantage of the medical support and interventions provided by the expert team of providers at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. Under the guidance of John McGettigan, MD, the practice works hands-on with you to get the weight off and improve your overall health. To learn about the weight-loss program and adjunct therapies to help sculpt your body, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to achieve a healthy weight?

If you’ve decided you want to lose weight, the team at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center is ready to help. Losing weight improves your overall health and self-esteem. You can reduce your risk of chronic conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression

When you’re overweight, the extra pounds put undue stress on your muscles, joints, and organs, making everyday activities difficult. You should achieve a healthy weight to improve your overall quality of life.

What makes medical weight loss different?

At Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, the practitioners realize that simply telling patients to “lose some weight” or “work out more and eat healthily” is insufficient. They seek to provide you with the education and face-time necessary to get you real weight-loss results.

The weight-loss program offered at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center is based on years of medical practice and knowledge from multiple medical disciplines and scores of medical studies. The weight-loss program gets to the core reason why patients are obese and experience comorbidities, such as diabetes and hypertension.

What is included in the weight-loss program?

The practitioners at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center recognize that being overweight is due to a number of factors, such as lifestyle habits, genetics, and age. Hormone imbalances also cause unwanted weight gain and make weight loss nearly impossible.

You may be offered medications along with strategies to speed up your metabolism and help curb your appetite so it’s easier to lose weight. Practitioners may test your hormone levels to find out if sex hormone deficiencies or thyroid disorders contribute to your weight gain. They can offer BioTe® natural hormone therapy to balance you out.

What treatments fine-tune weight-loss results?

Once you’re close to your normal weight, it’s common to have pockets of fat that refuse to reduce. The practice offers SculpSure® and Cellfina® treatments to contour fat and skim cellulite.

SculpSure is an FDA-cleared laser treatment that destroys fat cells that lie underneath your skin. The fat cells can’t survive the heat energy and die, and your body gets rid of them through natural waste-removal processes. SculpSure is noninvasive and requires no downtime. Results are permanent as long as you maintain a normal weight.

Cellfina is also FDA-cleared and noninvasive. It uses proprietary technology to improve the appearance of cellulite by treating its structural causes. Results of Cellfina last three years.

To learn about innovative and effective weight-loss support at the center, call or book an appointment online.