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Men and women in La Jolla, Carlsbad, and surrounding Southern California cities can lose weight safely with personalized prescription weight loss programs offered at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. 

What Is LJC’s Signature Skinny Shot Program? 

The Signature Skinny Shot by LJC features medically monitored semaglutide (GLP-1) or tirzepatide (GLP-1 and GIP) weight loss injections. Both medications mimic natural hormones that regulate blood sugar, curb appetite, and spur significant weight loss when combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet are maintained.  

Here’s how our 3-step Signature Skinny Shot program works: 

  1. On-Demand Orientation. Log in to join an orientation and browse our library to familiarize yourself with our program and how it works wonders on your waistline. 
  2. Virtual Medical Consultation. Meet with our Skinny Shot Medical Director, Gerald Haas, MD, who will create your personalized treatment plan based on your medical history, initial bloodwork, concerns, and weight loss goals. 
  3. Start Losing Weight. Once approved, begin your transformation by accessing the online portal and visiting our practice to collect your signature Skinny Shot swag (medications and program supplies). Continue to access the portal for ongoing support—from refills to guidance, check-ins, and more.  

What Are the Benefits of the LJC Skinny Shot? 

Our weekly injections of semaglutide or tirzepatide help you lose weight consistently and safely while improving your overall health and quality of life. Medically assisted weight loss programs are also ideal for patients trying to achieve their pre-surgery weight and BMI goals before a body contouring procedure such as liposuction, breast lift, or mommy makeover surgery. 

Prescription weight loss injections also help you by: 

  • Curbing hunger cravings 
  • Stimulating feelings of fullness for longer periods 
  • Stabilizing blood sugar levels 
  • Boosting energy as you shed pounds 
  • Reducing stubborn belly fat 
  • Reducing cardiovascular health risks and other concerns 
  • Improving your body image and self-confidence 
  • Losing weight while enjoying an average reported monthly food savings of $243 

What’s Included in the Signature Skinny Shot Program? 

You’re not in this alone! We offer resources and support to help you navigate your weight loss journey comfortably and confidently.  

Our LJC Skinny Shot support team provides the following: 

  • Personalized guidance and treatment 
  • Instruction on how to safely self-inject and dispose of needles and materials 
  • Ongoing monitoring and motivation to help you reach your weight loss goals 

Your personalized prescription weight loss program includes the following: 

  • 28-day compounded semaglutide or tirzepatide
  • Weigh-ins and check-ins 
  • Tracking surveys 
  • Monthly photo documentation 

How Much Do Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Cost in San Diego? 

Our prescription weight loss introductory pricing is as follows: 

Semaglutide: $495/monthly* 

Tirzepatide: $695 monthly* 

*Click here for our current specials and events

Your LJC Signature Skinny Shot activation fee of $250 includes:

  • lab work
  • new patient paperwork
  • a physician consultation
  • your customized treatment plan
  • a Bluetooth-enabled digital scale
  • a weight loss journal to track your wins

For most patients, we ask for a 6-month contract to help you achieve optimal results and maintain your results after you hit your goal. If you have questions about this timeline, please feel free to ask.

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Wait … Are Compounded Weight Loss Medications Safe? 

We source our semaglutide and tirzepatide medications from FDA-licensed compounding pharmacies and BuildMyBod, a leading medication distribution platform trusted by hundreds of practices nationwide. Under our supervision, your Skinny Shot prescription weight loss treatment plan will be safe, effective, and tailored to your individual needs and goals. 

Skinny Shot FAQs 

Q: Who’s a good candidate for the LJC Signature Skinny Shot? 

A: Men and women who struggle to lose weight are usually good candidates for prescription weight loss treatment in San Diego. However, the program may not be suitable for patients with a pre-existing condition like diabetes, pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, liver problems, or a history of severe gastric reflux.  

Q: How much weight will I lose with weight loss injections? 

A: While every Skinny Shot journey is unique, our patients treated with semaglutide typically experience the following weight loss patterns: Month 1 (7.4 to 22.8 pounds), Month 2 (up to 11.6 pounds), Month 3 (up to 18 pounds) and Month 4 (up to 26 pounds). Our most successful Skinny Shot patients combine their medications with healthy lifestyle practices. 

Q: Will I have side effects taking weight loss medications? 

A: Some patients taking semaglutide or tirzepatide may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or headaches.  Most side effects can be managed and improved over time. Very rarely, pancreatitis, kidney dysfunction, or medullary thyroid cancer (animal studies only) may occur. We work with you to make your weight loss journey as easy and rewarding as possible. 

Q: What if I’m not comfortable with self-injections? 

A: If needles make you nervous, don’t stress! Although we provide detailed written and video tutorials on how to self-inject, you can visit LJC for weekly onsite injections administered by our medical pros if that makes you more comfortable. 

Q: Does insurance cover weight loss injections? 

A: We do not accept insurance for semaglutide or tirzepatide injections. Some outside providers may accept insurance for patients with a BMI over 30 or a BMI over 27 with comorbidity. 

Give Weight Loss a Shot with LJC! 

Our La Jolla Cosmetic medical team can’t wait to help you lose weight and build confidence the easy, healthy way! Contact us online or call us at (858) 452-1981 to kickstart your weight loss journey. You’re just 3 steps away from getting leaner and living larger with LJC’s Signature Skinny Shot program!

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Since 1988, more than 36,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

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