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How would it feel to wake up every morning with a renewed sense of energy and confidence, free of the physical weight that has held you back for so long? With semaglutide for weight loss, it isn’t simply about fitting into smaller clothes—we’re here to help you achieve your goals and reclaim the joy of movement and the freedom to live life on your terms. 

If you are tired of dealing with stubborn weight, learn more about getting semaglutide in San Antonio at The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa. 

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a once daily or weekly weight-loss medication. Available in oral tablets or injections, it works by mimicking GLP-1, an incretin hormone that plays a role in appetite and digestion. 

Specifically, it slows the rate at which food moves out of your stomach, targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and fullness, and reduces cravings for various foods. Over time, these effects result in significant weight loss, with the potential to lose around 14.9 percent of your body weight over 68 weeks, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 

It is important to note that not all forms of semaglutide are FDA-approved for medical weight loss. Certain medications are only available to those who are seeking weight loss and have type 2 diabetes, while another popular brand is FDA-approved as a weight loss medication regardless of whether you have diabetes or not. 

However, many doctors may prescribe semaglutide “off-label,” meaning the drug has been FDA-approved for a different reason. 

The Benefits of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

There are a number of benefits to choosing semaglutide for weight loss, especially when you entrust the experienced team at The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa to support you on your weight loss journey. 

  • Helps you lose weight safely and gradually, resulting in more effective, long-lasting results. 
  • As you slim down, you may begin to feel more at home in your body, leading to more confidence and self-esteem. 
  • Improves waist circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and other health markers. 
  • Helps you adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle, so you can better maintain your weight loss even after discontinuing the medication.
  • Improves your metabolic health and body’s ability to utilize insulin, which may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. 
  • Has minimal side effects and is generally well-tolerated by all patients. 

Am I a Good Candidate? 

Semaglutide is FDA-approved for chronic weight management in individuals with or without diabetes. You may be an ideal candidate for this treatment if you: 

  • Struggle with obesity or excessive weight gain
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
  • Have at least one weight-related health conditions, like high blood pressure or cholesterol, and a BMI of at least 27
  • Are comfortable with weekly self-injections 

To determine if you are the right candidate for semaglutide, contact our medically-based team and schedule a personal consultation. 

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?

The cost of semaglutide varies depending on many factors, including your insurance coverage, the brand of semaglutide you are prescribed, specific product formulation, provider location, and the extent of your treatment plan.

For more information on how much semaglutide costs in San Antonio, get in touch with the team at The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa to learn about pricing. 

Meet Our Medically-Based Team

At The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa in San Antonio, our distinguished team is dedicated to realizing your aesthetic aspirations with unparalleled experience and care. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons, alongside a team of certified injectors, laser technicians, and CoolSculpting masters, our med spa offers a refined environment tailored to your transformation journey. With over thirty years of combined experience, our medically-based team not only brings developed skill sets but also a profound commitment to enhancing your confidence and well-being.

The Process Explained


The first step in your weight loss journey with semaglutide is scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced doctors. During this time, our team will conduct an evaluation, review your medical history, learn more about your weight loss goals, discuss other alternatives, and provide a professional recommendation. We will also draw a blood panel to assess your overall health.  The consultation fee is $100, and this covers the cost of the lab tests. 

In some cases, our doctors may recommend complementary treatment to maximize your results, such as liposuction or CoolSculpting®


Once we determine that semaglutide is the right choice for you and your goals, we will begin working with local pharmacies to fill the prescription, finding the right price and making it easy for you to start your weight loss journey as soon as possible. 


Depending on the brand of semaglutide you are prescribed, you will need to either take a once-daily oral tablet or administer self-injections once per week. Our team will discuss the specifics of your treatment plan at your consultation and follow-up appointments. 

Trizepatide: An Alternative Medication

Trizepatide is another prescription medication used for weight management in some adults. It works similarly to semaglutide by affecting GLP-1 and another hormone involved in appetite regulation. During your consultation, your doctor can discuss if trizepatide might be a suitable alternative for you.

Semaglutide FAQs 

When starting semaglutide, you may experience dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headaches, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach issues, such as bloating or vomiting. However, these side effects are typically mild. 

In many cases, insurance companies tend not to cover weight loss medications. However, this will vary depending on your individual insurance plan and coverage, as well as any extenuating circumstances, such as if you have type 2 diabetes. 

The most popular brands that contain semaglutide are Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus. Ozempic and Wegovy are injectable medications, while Rybelsus is an oral medication. 

You may regain weight after stopping semaglutide. However, you can minimize this by adopting a sustainable lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a strong support system. 

Where Can I Find Semaglutide Near Me? 

The medically-based team at The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa offers semaglutide to eligible patients throughout San Antonio, Texas. If you are ready to transform your appearance, achieve your weight loss goals, and change your life, visit our trusted team for a personalized weight loss plan that includes semaglutide. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation.