San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) May 24, 2011 -- Dr. Usha Rajagopal, a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in San Francisco, announced last week that her practice now offers hCG hormone injection treatments for men and women seeking an effective, viable weight loss solution.
The hCG diet employs a twofold approach: dieters simultaneously receive daily injections of hCG and follow a strict, low-calorie diet for between 26 and 43 days. The hCG hormone-which occurs naturally in pregnant women-boosts the metabolism and increases the body's ability to burn fat at a higher rate than normal, while at the same time reducing cravings and hunger; when coupled with restricted food intake, this translates to rapid weight loss.
Dr. Rajagopal's clinic, the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, offers the hCG diet in a medically supervised environment, taking no risks with patient health. Dr. Rajagopal works in conjunction with a registered nurse to individually tailor the injections and diet regimen and to closely monitor progress, ensuring patient safety during treatment.
"This program is an excellent option for men and women who have attempted dieting before and failed," says Dr. Rajagopal. "Not only does the hCG hormone help curtail the food cravings that would normally make a diet this strict difficult to adhere to, the diet itself helps teach patients a lot about making healthier food choices-and it improves the metabolism-so it's easier to keep the weight off even after the treatment is over." Dr. Rajagopal has been on the hCG diet herself and wholeheartedly endorses it.
Patients who wish to enroll in the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center's hCG program must undergo a detailed medical history assessment and full physical exam before being accepted. Most men and women in good health are candidates for the hCG diet, although women who are pregnant or nursing are not. Once treatment begins, patients receive daily hCG injections and B complex fat burning injections, as well as the exclusive IAPAM Patient Guidebook and weekly private consultations with experienced staff members. The average expected weight loss .5-.75 pounds per day for women on the diet, and .65-.9 pounds per day for men.
"The amount of fat per day that patients stand to lose with hCG is really impressive-patients can practically see the fat burning off," says Dr. Rajagopal. "This diet is the answer that many people who have long struggled with their weight have been looking for."