Weight Loss Specialist

Personalized Direct Care

Brij Vaid, MD

Regenerative Medicine & Concierge Internal Medicine located in Clayton, MO

Losing weight on your own can be a long and frustrating process. But whether you’re struggling with the first step on a journey to weight loss or just trying to beat those last few stubborn pounds, you can find help at Personalized Direct Care with internal medicine specialist Brij Vaid, MD. If you’re in the Clayton, Missouri, area, and are interested in a personalized weight-loss plan, bariatric surgeries, or liposuction, call Personalized Direct Care or set up an appointment online today.

Weight Loss

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Whether trying to fight obesity or losing those last few stubborn excess pounds, weight loss is one of the most common goals in America. And with so many different options and would-be solutions on the market, it can be difficult to find which works best for you.

At Personalized Direct Care, you can find the medical weight loss help that you need, whether that’s a personalized diet or a corrective surgery. Depending on your starting point, goals, and overall health, Dr. Vaid can offer you one of several paths to a slimmer, happier you.

How does a personalized weight loss plan work?

Cookie-cutter weight loss plans can be frustrating, confusing, and ineffective. The fact is, the human body is too unique for doctors to create a diet and exercise plan that will work well for everyone, and there’s nothing worse than following your regimen to a T and still not seeing results.

Personalized weight loss plans will take into account where you are now, including your diet, level of exercise, and other lifestyle choices that could factor into your weight. Starting with a series of small, attainable changes and building to bigger goals under the supervision of a helpful, encouraging professional can make a difference for everyone trying to lose weight.

What is liposuction?

Sometimes, fat can collect in stubborn pockets and refuses to go away, even with diet and exercise. Liposuction can be a solution for those maddening last few pounds in places like your:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Chest and back
  • Hips and thighs
  • Neck

In some cases, liposuction can also be used in non-cosmetic procedures, such as breast reduction.

During a liposuction procedure, Dr. Vaid uses a small tube to extract fat cells with a vacuum. He can remove as much as is necessary, depending on how much fat you have in these areas, and on the elasticity of your skin to ensure a consistent, natural-looking contour is left behind. As long as your weight stays stable, the changes should be permanent.

Liposuction is not usually an option pursued on its own; it works best when paired with diet and exercise or with bariatric surgery to help maintain weight loss. Dr. Vaid performs liposuction procedures on-site in the comfort of the Personalized Direct Care office.

What are bariatric surgeries?

Bariatric surgeries alter the stomach to assist in weight loss where diet and exercise have proven ineffective. Considered a more aggressive option, bariatric surgeries can either restrict the path of food through the stomach, making you feel full faster, or they can slow down the stomach’s ability to digest food, allowing less to be absorbed into your body.

Talk to Dr. Vaid about these surgeries and if you might be a candidate for common bariatric procedures like laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery.

If you’re interested in weight loss or would like to learn more about your options, call the Personalized Direct Care or use the online scheduling tool today.