Columbus, OH, (PRWEB) August 24, 2009
Every year millions of Americans do it--restrict carbohydrates, count calories or track points all in effort to lose weight. While some are successful, many aren't. In addition to LaserBodySculpting™ by Smartlipo™, Bella Cosmedica custom aesthetics near Columbus, Ohio has a new option for those struggling to shed extra pounds. The company announced details of its new Physician-Assisted Weight Loss program on its website this week amidst reports of Food and Drug Administration investigations into alleged liver damage among patients taking Alli, an over-the-counter weight loss drug and its prescription version Xenical, http://www.bellacosmedica.com. The program was modeled after a successful approach popularized in the Miami, Florida area and adapted for use in central Ohio.
One of the program's most notable features is its emphasis on patient education. Under the guidance of Bella Cosmedica's Dr. Judith Brown, program participants learn to make intelligent food choices with no pre-packaged meals to purchase. Company spokespersons say patients like the private, one-on-one coaching provided by the internal medicine physician as opposed to group meetings which many find to be humiliating.
Overweight patients relate to Brown who's well aware of their challenges. "Having personally struggled with my weight for a lifetime I'm sensitive to individual needs, yet I also know what roles both self-deception and self-esteem play in the fight against obesity," says Brown.
While much of the program will remain the same from patient to patient, Brown says it allows for customization based on each person's individual needs and preferences.
Brown, a board-certified internal medicine physician and member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, says one of the most exciting aspects in the field of weight loss is that researchers are just starting to understand what helps people lose weight. She says the company plans to modify its program as more becomes known about what works.
Bella Cosmedica has partnered with local fitness centers Curves and Lifestyle Family Fitness to offer its weight-loss patients complimentary trial memberships and other perks. The company hopes this will encourage program participants to adopt a regular exercise regimen as part of their effort to drop excess pounds.
According to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, 28.7% of adults in Ohio are considered obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeding 30. BMI is calculated from a person's height and weight, and according to the CDC website, serves as an indicator of body fatness which can lead to such health problems as cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
For additional information or to schedule a no-cost consultation, contact Kristy Good at 614-322-7917 or visit http://www.bellacosmedica.com.
About Bella Cosmedica:
Bella Cosmedica custom aesthetics located in Pickerington, Ohio offers a variety of cosmetic services including LaserBodySculpting™ by Smartlipo™, Botox®, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, laser eye lifts, age/brown spot removal, Laser FACIAL™ and resurfacing, non-surgical eyebrow lifts, laser hair removal, vein treatments, prescription eyelash enhancement, acne therapy and physician-assisted weight loss.
Kristy Good, Patient Care Coordinator