Being overweight can be frustrating, placing your health at risk and lowering your quality of life. Weekly weight loss injections monitored by West Michigan Plastic Surgery can help you lose weight so you can enjoy life to its fullest. Men and women struggling to drop excess pounds using traditional methods may be good candidates for semaglutide or tirzepatide weight loss treatment at our practice serving Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, and other West Michigan communities.

If you’ve heard about these weight loss injections but still wonder about their safety and effectiveness, you can rest assured that they’re well-studied and more than a passing trend. Our FDA-approved semaglutide and tirzepatide treatments are supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon and offer a proven, effective path to accelerating and maintaining weight loss—especially when combined with other healthy lifestyle habits.

What Is Semaglutide?

Initially approved for diabetes management, semaglutide is a medication known to mimic a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 receptors signal your brain that you’re full and keep you satiated for longer stretches. We now understand that semaglutide stimulates insulin production, regulates blood sugar levels, and slows gastric emptying, curbing your appetite and accelerating weight loss.

Our 4-month Semaglutide package costs $499 per month and features:

  • Free phone consultation with our weight loss coordinator
  • Initial appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon to review lab work results and discuss treatment plan*
  • Monthly pre-dosed supply of medication
  • Training & supplies for weekly self-injections
  • Online weight loss tracking log
  • Monthly in-person visits with our weight loss coordinator
  • Ongoing resources to support your weight loss journey (nutritional plans, personal training tips, skincare treatment suggestions, etc.)

(*requires a $100 one-time physician consultation fee)

How Does Tirzepatide Work?

Like semaglutide, tirzepatide signals your brain that you’re full, triggering rapid weight loss. In addition to activating GLP-1 receptors, tirzepatide stimulates GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) pathways to regulate blood sugar, decrease appetite, and slow the release of food from your stomach so that you feel fuller longer.

Our 4-month Tirzepatide package costs $699 per month and features:

  • Free phone consultation with our weight loss coordinator
  • Initial appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon to review lab work results and discuss treatment plan*
  • Monthly pre-dosed supply of medication
  • Training & supplies for weekly self-injections
  • Online weight loss tracking log
  • Monthly in-person visits with our weight loss coordinator
  • Ongoing resources to support your weight loss journey (nutritional plans, personal training tips, skincare treatment suggestions, etc.)

(*requires a $100 one-time physician consultation fee)

Benefits of Semaglutide & Tirzepatide

Semaglutide and tirzepatide offer men and women game-changing weight loss benefits and contribute to better overall health. Some key benefits of our medically monitored weight loss programs include:

  • Making your weight loss goals attainable and affordable
  • Customizing treatment to your weight loss goals
  • Guiding and supporting you through each stage of your weight loss journey
  • Improving your body image and self-confidence
Semaglutide and Tirzepatide for weight loss

Your Weight Loss Treatment: What To Expect

Our semaglutide and tirzepatide treatment plans are structured to help you lose weight safely, quickly, and easily with ongoing medical guidance and support:

FREE Initial Consultation: During your phone consultation with our weight loss coordinator, we’ll answer your questions and help you determine if you’re a good candidate for medically monitored weight loss.

Personalized Medical Consultation: You’ll meet with Dr. Scott Holley, the board-certified plastic surgeon overseeing your weight loss journey. He’ll review and discuss your medical history, lab work, and weight loss goals. You will also receive your customized weight loss treatment plan, initial semaglutide/tirzepatide injection, self-injection training, and at-home supplies.

Monthly In-Person Check-Ins: You’ll check in with your weight loss coordinator monthly to monitor your progress and replenish your medications. You’ll also receive helpful resources—like nutritional and workout advice—and ongoing support to ensure your safety and success throughout your weight loss journey.

Semaglutide & Tirzepatide FAQs

What are compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide?

The compounded weight loss medications offered by West Michigan Plastic Surgery are prepared by licensed pharmaceutical professionals and sourced from FDA-registered or accredited compounding pharmacies. This means they must adhere to stringent quality and safety control standards. Compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide are designed to meet individual patient weight loss needs.

Are semaglutide and tirzepatide injections safe?

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are FDA-approved for long-term weight loss treatment and considered safe when administered as part of a medically monitored weight loss program. Some common side effects patients may experience while taking these medications include nausea, diarrhea, or constipation. Adjusting your dosage often improves these side effects. We do not recommend semaglutide or tirzepatide injections for weight management if you are breastfeeding or have a preexisting kidney or liver condition.

How are semaglutide and tirzepatide injections administered?

Your first subcutaneous injection will be administered at West Michigan Plastic Surgery during your initial in-person consultation with Dr. Holley. You will receive training and supplies for self-injections administered once weekly at home over 4 months. We gradually increase dosage throughout your treatment program to minimize side effects.

Semaglutide dosing schedule:

Weeks 1 to 4: 5 Units

Weeks 5 to 8: 10 Units

Weeks 9 to12: 15 Units

Weeks 13 to16: 20 Units

Tirzepatide dosing schedule:

Week 1 to 4: 15 Units

Week 5 to 8: 30 Units

Week 9 to 12: 45 Units

Week 13 to16: 60 Units


How long do weight loss medications take to work?

While results vary for each patient, most men and women observe weight loss in the first month of treatment and notice significant results in 4 to 6 months.

How much weight will I lose?

Every patient is unique, but most patients taking semaglutide or tirzepatide lose approximately 15% of their body weight.

What happens when you stop taking semaglutide or tirzepatide?

Research shows that most patients regain some weight after stopping treatment. To preserve your weight loss, it’s essential to maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as eating a balanced diet and working out regularly.

Request Your Consultation

With medical weight loss supervised by Dr. Scott Holley and our weight loss team, you can expect to lose weight quickly, safely, and conveniently. Start your weight loss journey today by requesting a free initial consultation online or by calling West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222-1611.

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