Medical Advice for Weight Loss Medication and Injections

13 July 2023

Perth Weight Loss and Surgery Head Surgeon Mr Siva Gounder has voiced concerns for people considering weight loss injection or weight loss medication as a silver bullet solution to shedding excess fat.

Weight loss pills and injectables can have unanticipated impact on people’s lives and are far from being a long-term solo solution, as most people find their weight return or increase after they stop.


Health and Financial Side Effects

Without proper management and expert support, these medications can lead to side effects, such as heart damage, headaches, rapid heart and breathing rate, sweating and dizziness, as well as diarrhea, dehydration, nausea and vomiting, even death in some cases.

When you’re looking to feel better and gain health, this is not the picture of wellbeing you should accept.

Also, the financial allure is too good to be true, these medications only work while they’re being taken, not long term, which means they’re very expensive to maintain for the years they’re required.

For example, weight loss surgery costs can be broken down to $11 a day over one year and come with possible rebates and funding assistance. Compare this to injectables which on average, cost $13 a day ongoing.


Questionable Effect

The long terms results for pills and injectables alone don’t add up. The average user will only lose 10% of their body fat with injectables, whereas the excess body fat loss with surgery is closer to 80% on average.

A weight loss solution is not as simple as taking a pill or injection or even surgery to make it go away, it requires a specialist approach, considering a person’s entire health picture, backed by a support network to see it through.


Expert Advice

If the team at Perth Weight Loss and Surgery could give people one piece of advice, it would be that your health is an investment, not an expense, and without it, wealth is not of much use, so prioritise physical and mental health, and reach out to the experts.

Perth Weight Loss and Surgery offer initial consultation bulk-billed with a GP referral, with multiple payment and rebate options available.


Your health is priceless, make the most of it today! Contact our clinic to find out more or make an appointment.

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