Medical Weight Loss
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss involves the proactive, science-based management of a patient’s diet, fitness and lifestyle choices. At Blue Water Medical in Vancouver, BC, we are the only family practice that offers medical weight loss and body contouring treatments in one place. We also prescribe weight loss medications, so schedule an appointment with us for all of your medical weight loss needs.
Our medical weight loss program does not rely on diet pills, fads, or surgery. Instead, we provide weight loss management based on scientific evidence that focuses on the root causes of weight gain and obesity. Our approach to weight loss is multidimensional (focusing on nutritional, metabolic/biochemical, psychological and behavioral aspects) and relies on state-of-the-art diagnostics. Because obesity is a chronic disease, we work with our patients to help them lose weight and maintain their results.
When you schedule an appointment at Blue Water Medical, you can receive:
- Evidence-based medical advice
- Weight loss medications
- Body composition and indirect calorimeter testing (available onsite)
- SculpSure body contouring treatments
Am I a candidate for medical weight loss?
Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher can benefit from medical weight loss. Having said that, BMI does not paint the whole picture of being overweight or obese. Many professional athletes have a BMI higher than 30, as muscle can skew the results. You may also be a candidate if you experience other weight-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis or acid reflux/heartburn.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a procedure that alters the shape of the body. It can also include procedures that eliminate & reduce excess fat and skin from the abdomen, back, sides and thighs. At Blue Water Medical, we provide SculpSure body contouring treatments. SculpSure is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses heat to treat unwanted body fat. Using different applicators, we can address stubborn pockets of fat in the most common trouble spots. These treatments only take 25 minutes to complete and there is no downtime involved. If you are interested in SculpSure treatments, request a consultation today. You can learn more about SculpSure here.
Request an appointment in Vancouver
Losing weight and keeping it off can be an extremely frustrating experience. Many people struggle through the process and need help. Thankfully, you’re not alone. Beyond helping people lose weight, the providers at Blue Water Medical aim to improve the long-term health of their patients. To get started, please fill out the appointment request form on our site, or give us a call at (604) 558-3185.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.