Physician-Led Weight Loss Program in Minneapolis

The Renew Shot

What is Renew You?

Renew You is a physician-led medical weight loss program offered at Renew Plastic Surgery’s Minneapolis, Minnesota metro clinic centering around two main injections: semaglutide and tirzepatide.

Losing weight is hard — especially for those who are already at their limit juggling work, family, life and a thousand other responsibilities. This program was put together to help you achieve your weight loss goals in a way that’s safe, straightforward and shame-free.

With the Renew You program, you’ll receive everything you need to safely and effectively reach your aesthetic goals:

  • A compassionate, expert-led weight loss consultation
  • Personalized medication titration to ensure you’re always getting the right dosage
  • Monthly progress review
  • Access to in-person clinical support
  • Prescription of semaglutide or tirzepatide to self-inject in the comfort and convenience of your own home

You deserve to live in a body you feel good in and our experts are here to help on your journey to the truest, happiest you.

Renew You at a Glance

Renew You is a physician-led weight loss program, which means that you don’t have to face the process alone. While the injections are self-administered, your progress is tracked and supported by our clinic.

Outpatient/inpatient: Outpatient
Length of procedure: As long as you need to comfortably self-administer The Renew Shot
Length of recovery: No downtime, you can resume normal activities immediately after each injection

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Semaglutide vs. Tirzepatide: How They Work

Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, which means that they mimic the GLP-1 hormone our bodies naturally create. Our intestines naturally secrete GLP-1 when we eat, which sends signals to our pancreas to produce more insulin. GLP-1 also tells the brain that we are full and slows down intestinal function.

One key difference between Semaglutide and Tirzepatide  is that Tirzepatide works via an additional second mechanism. In addition to mimicking GLP-1, Tirzepatide is a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonist. As a result of this second mechanism, Tirzepatide may turn out to be more effective for weight loss than Semaglutide.

 

Semaglutide vs. Tirzepatide: Efficacy

What is Semaglutide’s efficacy when it comes to facilitating weight loss — and how does that compare to the efficacy of Tirzepatide?

  • In clinical trials, Semaglutide patients lost an average of 12.4% more of their body weight than did the placebo group.
  • Tirzepatide patients lost an average of 17.8% more of their body weight than did the placebo group on the maximum dosage.

It’s important to note that for both medications, studies don’t suggest that all patients experience substantial weight loss. These medications can be effective, but weight loss varied widely in clinical trials. 

What does this mean? It means that in order for these weight loss injections to work, you have to understand that they’re not a miracle cure. In the above studies, patients only experienced sustained weight loss by pairing these medications with dietary and exercise changes.

What Program Plans are Available?

Choose from three Renew You Program plans and get the support you need on your weight loss journey.

 

What to Expect During Your Consultation

At Renew Plastic Surgery, the first thing you’ll do is meet with one of our surgeons to discuss your questions, concerns and desired outcome. A physical examination as well as a review of your medical history will be conducted to make sure you’re a good fit for semaglutide or tirzepatide weight loss injections at our Minneapolis area clinic.

After that, a custom care plan tailored to your needs and goals will be put together. This plan can focus solely on the injections or it can include aesthetic goals for individuals interested in using weight loss as a component of a larger goal..

We recommend looking at this consultation as a chance to get your questions answered and your worries laid to rest as you move forward on your path to a happier, healthier self.

Frequently Asked Questions

You are most likely a candidate for semaglutide or tirzepatide if you a.) are in good general health, b.)  have weight loss goals and c.) are interested in feeling happier and more comfortable with the size and shape of your body.

However, the best — and only — way to determine if you’re a good candidate is by scheduling a weight loss consultation with a Renew You provider.

The best candidates are individuals who aren’t diabetic, don’t have a history of thyroid cancer, have not struggled with the health of their pancreas and have realistic expectations about their role in the success of their weight loss journey.

Renew You is a guided pathway to meeting all your body goals — including surgical ones. The better physical condition you’re in prior to surgery, the better your results will be.

After weight loss, you can choose to refine and enhance your shape with surgical options including body contouring to address loose skin, liposuction, a tummy tuck, or breast augmentation.

These shots are intended to be self-administered in the comfort of your own home. The injection process is straight-forward and easy — first, you clean the injection site and then deliver medication beneath the skin using a pre-filled syringe followed by safe disposal of the used needle.

As part of the Renew You program, your first dose can be administered by a clinical team member at Renew. This is to benefit anyone who feels more comfortable being shown how — but isn’t required if it isn’t desired.

The amount of weight loss you can expect with semaglutide or tirzepatide is going to vary depending on multiple things — your starting weight, how well you adhere to diet and treatment regimens, exercise level and metabolism all come into play.

What these medications do is help you find your own success. They help curb cravings and make hunger more of a companion and less of a burden. If you combine the injections with a dedication to self-care, eating well and exercising — your results will not only be noticeable, they’ll be significant.

With the Renew You program, we’ll be with you every step of the way to provide personalized guidance on what to expect and how to set realistic weight loss goals.

The speed at which you start losing weight with semaglutide or tirzepatide will always vary from person to person. However, both medications showed rapid onset of weight loss effects in clinical trials. With both tirzepatide and semaglutide, significant weight loss can be observed within the first few weeks to months of treatment.

Once you start a weight loss program, the amount of injections needed — and how long it will take to achieve your desired results — will be different for each unique individual.

Neither semaglutide nor tirzepatide are typically administered as a single shot received once. Instead, the injections are scheduled over a specific period of time based on your unique treatment plan. It’s common for many to receive the injection weekly with the dosage gradually increased over time to increase effectiveness while minimizing side effects.

Like with any medication, semaglutide and tirzepatide can cause side effects. While not common, possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, headache and dizziness.

Allergic reactions sometimes happen as well, but they’re also rare. If you’re concerned about possible side effects, bring these concerns up during your consultation and your Renew You provider will give you the answers needed to set your mind at ease.

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