Obesity Support

For most people who battle with their weight, there comes a day when they say to themselves, "I have to get serious about weight loss." In truth, there are so many reasons to lose weight - improved health, enhanced looks, increased confidence, and overall greater enjoyment out of life. With advances in San Francisco weight loss surgery, nutrition, and weight control, residents have many options in their fight against obesity.

But as you know, that first step toward a thinner you can be the most difficult. How do you get started, when you have so far to go? The fact is that there are more weight loss resources in Northern California than ever before, which means there are even more ways for you to succeed with your weight loss goals.

Dr McNemar

Meet Dr. McNemar

A plastic surgeon who specializes in helping post weight loss patients, Dr. McNemar looks forward to meeting you... Read On

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Dr. McNemar takes an interest in helping men and women find a lasting way to maintain a healthy weight and look their very best. He works closely with area weight loss surgeons and bariatric specialists whose patients need post weight loss body contouring, including procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction, and facelift. If you are just getting started on your weight loss journey, he is happy to help point you in the right direction. Just call (925) 866-0177 for our San Ramon office or (209) 834-0626 for our Tracy office, or you can contact us online for more information on obesity support.

Making the Choice to Lose the Weight

All people who have achieved significant weight loss have at least one thing in common: they have all made a conscious choice to live a healthier life, and take personal responsibility for the lifestyle changes such a commitment requires. Changing how you approach diet and exercise can be one of the hardest things you ever have to do - it really is the case that some "old habits die hard." To help with the challenges you will face along the way, it is a good idea to consider finding a support group that helps you feel comfortable and connected. You could go it alone - but why not share your experience with others who are working toward a weight loss goal just like you?

Finding Support near You

When it comes to losing weight, you should never feel that you are on your own. Many health plans in Northern California, from Walnut Creek to San Francisco, offer obesity support groups, so a good place to start is to ask your doctor about groups in your local community. And of course, there are plenty of resources available online. One of the most comprehensive online sites is www.obesityhelp.com, where you can learn about weight loss options, share your experience, and connect with others for support both off- and online.

Your Weight Loss Options

With the right mindset and a commitment to success, almost every person can achieve significant weight loss. There are many ways to drop the weight, and you should fully research your options so that you are most likely to find the right choice for you.

  • Bariatric Surgery: Bay Area residents have made this one of the most popular and effective weight loss tools in recent years. Gastric bypass and the LAP-BAND® system have transformed the approach to weight loss surgery - San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Modesto residents can achieve tremendous success when they partner surgery with improved eating and exercise habits.
  • Medical Weight Management Programs: More and more healthcare providers are offering medical supervision, meal replacement, and support groups that can help you reach your weight loss goals. Many of these programs target the core behaviors that lead to obesity so that you can make changes and live a healthy lifestyle for years to come.
  • Your Own Plan: While not right for everyone, many people have succeeded in achieving their weight loss goals by rigorously following a diet and exercise plan. These plans may be created by the individual or may be adapted from one of the popular diets being promoted today. Before embarking on any effort to achieve significant weight loss, be sure to talk with your doctor so you can maintain maximum health and be monitored regularly.

After a rigorous diet plan or weight loss surgery in San Francisco or Northern California, chances are you will have excess skin that is not able to recontour to your more slender figure. This is where Dr. McNemar can help. A plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. McNemar has performed hundreds of body contour procedures and knows how to address the special needs of post weight loss patients.

For more information, contact us online or call one of our offices conveniently located near you - (925) 866-0177 (San Ramon) or (209) 834-0626 (Tracy).

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