What Is hCG Weight Loss?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a naturally occurring hormone that is present in both men and women. However, during pregnancy, it is produced in large amounts in order to prepare the womb for the embryo. This hormone has been beneficial as a weight loss aid (along with restricted caloric intake) since the 1950s, and it can effectively enhance weight loss results for patients who suffer from stubborn, unwanted fat. The hCG hormone works by targeting nutrients that are stored in fat cells, converting their content, and sending the vital nutrients back into the bloodstream. With this hormone treatment, fat cells can shrink to only a fraction of their original size. Within our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen and his team are happy to offer this treatment option for Beverly Hills, CA individuals for safe and effective weight loss. Learn more about hCG weight loss treatments by scheduling your initial consultation at our innovative practice.
Medical Weight Loss Reviews
"Loving my New Body (Body Lift and Thigh Lift) - I met Dr. Katzen at a weight loss convention. He did a presentation on Plastic Reconstructive Surgery after Weight Loss. He talked about all the common procedures that his weight loss patients have had done, such as body lift, thigh lift, breast aug, arm lift, torsoplasty, facelift, etc...I was so intrigued by him and his skills. He literally transforms bodies so beautifully. At the time, I had just had bariatric surgery. One and a half years later, I went to him for a body lift and thigh lift. He made me a new body that I love so much."- W. / RealSelf / Aug 29, 2022
"I already feel like a different person - can't wait to come back - Dr. Katzen did wonders for my body and mind. I had bariatric surgery and lost over 150 pounds. After weight loss, everything drooped. I researched online for surgeons who specialize in weight loss patients like me. Dr. Katzen showed up on my top search so many different times. He had so many videos, pictures, lectures, podcast, and social media stuff pop up. There was so information about Dr. Katzen and his practice. I was very relieved to discover so of him and his work. I had the first stage of my reconstructive procedure, which is the body lift. I already feel like a different person. I can't wait to come back to Dr. Katzen finish more stages. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my plastic surgeries but him."- C.M. / RealSelf / Sep 02, 2022
"Brachioplasty after 79lbs weight loss - I expect incisions to be light & flat - My review is for a brachioplasty, even though I have had other surgeries with Dr. Katzen (I wouldn't go anywhere else :))I had lost 79 pounds but my arms were always large. After losing weight, I had a lot of skin that just hung in my arms. It was ugly and it made shopping for tops very hard. Dr. Katzen did a fantastic job with the arm lift. Based on how my incisions have healed in the past, I expect my arm incisions to be very light and flat. I give Dr. Katzen a 5 out of 5 stars. He's amazing!"- C.A. / RealSelf / Sep 12, 2022
"Circumferential Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift - A year and 8 months ago, I had gastric sleeve and was down 131 pounds. My body got smaller but I was draped in wrinkles. This is really common with weight loss patients so I was not shocked. I went on realself.com and found this site to be very educational. I found more information than I would ever need and it helped me make a very important decision about who my surgeon would be. Without a doubt, I narrowed my decision to Dr. Katzen and one other surgeon. I consulted with both surgeons and confidently chose Dr. Katzen after meeting them both in consultation.Dr. Katzen did my body lift and thigh lift and I highly recommend him."- D. / RealSelf / Sep 21, 2022
"360 Body Lift with the Very Best Surgeon - I am one who always plans way in advance. Before I even had bariatric surgery, I had already started to research reconstructive plastic surgery. The first page that always popped up on my search was Dr. Katzen and I can see why. I remembered how I dreamt of having a normal body after being obese for so many years.When the time came for reconstructing my body after weight loss, I of course went to Dr. Katzen. He did not disappoint. He performed the 360 body lift on me and it turned out how I envisioned it to be. This man is a genius and has the best personality ever."- S. / RealSelf / Sep 19, 2022
Candidates for Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Candidates for an hCG weight loss program are men and women who are willing to stick to a restricted diet and exercise routine. While the hormone will help to reduce your appetite, it is still essential that you stick to your diet plan. You may also need to speak with your primary care physician to ensure that you are a good candidate for hCG weight loss treatments. Additionally, Dr. Katzen and his skilled team can meet with you during a thorough consultation to determine if medically supervised weight loss is appropriate for you.
Our Program for Sustainable Weight Loss
At our Beverly Hills practice, an hCG weight loss program is most often conducted for 3 – 6 weeks to jumpstart long-term weight loss habits. Along with hCG, patients will follow a diet that is almost free of fat and contains 500 – 800 calories on a daily basis. Though this may seem very small, the natural hormone is so powerful that it works to effectively reduce your appetite. The hCG can be self-delivered through intramuscular injections or taken orally as either pellets or drops that dissolve under the tongue. Throughout your treatment, you will meet with our team through weekly consultations in order to evaluate your process. After the hCG weight loss program is complete, patients should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper eating habits and exercise.
Along with exceptional weight loss results, hCG can also provide a number of additional benefits, including:
- Increased energy
- Reduced GI problems
- Improved immune system
- Lowered blood sugar
- A kickstart to an overall healthier lifestyle
hCG Medical Weight Loss FAQ
Is an hCG weight loss program safe?
Yes, for the majority of patients in good overall health, an hCG weight loss program is generally considered very safe and effective. Our team will review your current health and medical history to ensure there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the fat-busting benefits of an hCG weight loss plan. You will also have weekly consultations with our team to monitor your progress, results, and safety.
How much weight can I lose with an hCG medical weight loss plan?
How much weight you can lose depends on a number of factors. These may include your current weight, health, and your body's response to the treatment plan. On average, most patients can expect to lose about 1 – 3 pounds per day during their hCG treatment program.
Does hCG help reduce hunger cravings?
Yes, it can. Part of the hCG weight loss plan is a daily 500 – 800 calorie diet, which can have many people worrying about feeling hungry. While a restricted calorie diet normally may cause hunger pains, hCG helps to regulate the brain's response to hunger and can significantly reduce appetite. This helps patients stick to the reduced-calorie diet while still maintaining energy levels and comfort.
How long is an hCG medical weight loss program?
Every plan is customized for each patient's unique weight loss needs. During your consultation, we will examine you, review your medical history, and listen to your goals to help you create a plan that meets your needs. On average, most patients see the best results with a program that lasts about 3 – 6 weeks. During your treatment plan, we will monitor your progress and can make adjustments as needed.
Why Choose hCG Weight Loss?
At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, we understand the importance of weight loss for both your confidence and your overall health. With hCG weight loss programs, we can help kickstart your healthy lifestyle and help you get rid of unwanted fat. Contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility to learn more and to schedule your initial medically supervised weight loss consultation.