Prepare for Surgery with Comprehensive Semaglutide Weight Loss by Dr. Lopes

Discover a strategic pathway to surgical readiness with Dr. Lopes’ Semaglutide Weight Loss Program. Designed specifically for individuals seeking that vital boost in their weight loss journey, Semaglutide is more than just a treatment; it’s a preparatory step towards becoming an ideal candidate for surgery. By mimicking the GLP-1 hormone naturally produced by our gastrointestinal system, this potent GLP-1 agonist not only amplifies insulin production but also instills a feeling of fullness by decelerating stomach emptying. The result? Not just reduced food intake and appetite, but a transformative weight loss that positions you perfectly for your surgical aspirations.

But we don’t stop there. To further enhance your journey, our program incorporates the expertise of a dedicated dietician, guiding you in optimal diet and exercise choices. And for those seeking a comprehensive body transformation, our Semaglutide program can be seamlessly integrated with CoolSculpting® Elite treatments, other body contouring procedures, and Juvéderm® fillers, along with other fillers, to address facial volume loss.

Administered weekly via injection and tailored to your unique needs, this program is a testament to Dr. Lopes’ commitment to delivering holistic, patient-centric care. Begin your transformative journey to health, wellness, and confidence with us today.

Semaglutide Weight Loss

How Semaglutide Works!

Benefits of Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

Holistic Weight Management:
Harness the power of Semaglutide, a potent GLP-1 agonist, that works in tandem with the body’s natural processes to reduce appetite and promote a feeling of fullness, facilitating significant weight loss.
Expert Dietary Guidance:
Our program stands out with the inclusion of a dedicated dietician, ensuring participants receive expert advice and guidance on optimal dietary choices and exercise routines.
Comprehensive Body Transformation:

For those pursuing a comprehensive body transformation, our program uniquely combines Semaglutide with state-of-the-art body contouring techniques, encompassing Coolsculpting® Elite, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, and other advanced treatments our practice provides.

Facial Volume Restoration:

Address the concerns of facial volume loss associated with weight reduction by integrating Juvéderm® and other fillers, ensuring a balanced and rejuvenated facial appearance.

Tailored to Your Needs:
Recognizing that every individual’s journey is unique, our weekly injections are closely monitored and adjusted based on individual progress and comfort, ensuring optimum results and a personalized experience.

Our patients glow, and their reviews shine!

Answered all questions and discussed all options and likely outcomes before any treatments. I felt comfortable and in competent hands throughout! Did I mention it was my first time? Highly recommend Dr Lopes and staff. 🌞
Patricia C
Patricia C
I have had the best experience seeing Rachel for a number of things over the past couple of months. She has been attentive to every concern I have whether it’s knew or correcting something that wasn’t caused by her. She has a great way of meeting your expectations of a certain “look” or “feel” while also encompassing her professional opinion in a way that doesn’t undermine your own vision; this approach she takes melds her professional advise and your vision together to give you a result that’s better than you could have imagined. One of the best aspects about this approach is that her recommendations aren’t the ones that are the most expensive, but the ones that you actually need. I have been to offices that only recommended the highest cost solution and felt like I was just treated as another sale for their bottom line. The trust that I have developed with her is rare, and I will follow her wherever she goes for any filler, Botox, MOXY, laser, and other treatments I may want in the future. The rest of the staff however, are just as amazing. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by the front desk to the seeing the other staff in passing while you’re headed to your appointment room, you are welcomed in such a way it’s like seeing old friends. This is a wonderful establishment and highly recommended to anyone and everyone.
Jade McKeon
Jade McKeon
I had Sculptra done with Dr. Lopes and she is the best injector! I didn’t have any pain with the deep injections and I can tell that the Sculptra will work out great for my volume loss in my cheeks. And her office staff was so caring, Brook (her assistant)was very informative and super lovely and Rain made me feel so at home there. Thanks so much to you Dr. Lopes and your lovely staff!
Lisa Trematore
Lisa Trematore
Grab a drink, this is a long one! I have dealt with facial hair for almost all of my adult life and I almost almost 40. It was embarrassing to have someone stand close to me or touch my face because of the hair. Finally, I made the choice to get laser hair removal and found Cosmetic Surgery Center based on Google reviews! I requested an appointment online in December 2022 and received a phone call to finalize the appointment and understand what I was looking for. I arrived at my appointment and met Rachel. She gave me a price quote and treated my face and neck for the first time, that day. For about 8 months I have been getting the laser every 4-ish weeks. My neck has NEVER looked better! When I tell you it has changed my life, I am serious! It is the best investment and I have Rachel to thank for my new found confidence! Since the laser I have conquered my fears and got a new tattoo, a Brazilian wax and new brows. It has truly changed how I feel about myself. At first I was amazed that I didn't have to shave daily, now I go daysssss without a single hair and no makeup to cover my 5 o'clock shadow. I am pretty sure my face is now 95% hair free. There are a few stubborn hairs that won't die but compared to my full beard when I started, those don't even bother me. Rachel is nice, we have great convos and she is quick! She has also helped me remove a few pesky skin tags I had on my neck. She is truly a gem. I look forward to getting more treatments here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Meghan T
Meghan Tetreault
Meghan Tetreault
I felt very compelled to write to your office this morning concerning the treatments that I received yesterday at your office. I was a patient of Dr. Hugo’s years ago and decided to change cosmetic surgery centers during a transition time. I started my treatments at McDaniels Surgery at that time and have been going there ever since. You ran a special a while back with Representatives of Dysport, so I decided to try this new Botox replacement at your office and had good results. I then made another appointment to come back to receive Dysport again on July 24, 2023 at 1pm. Your office called and actually stated that the young lady whom I was supposed to have an appointment with, was not working on Mondays. I stated my week was tight and could I get another technician for the same timeframe? They accommodated me immediately with Rachel Strehle. I hope I am spelling her name correctly, this was such a blessing in disguise. To my astonishment, she was amazing. She was super informative, professional and compassionate. I have to say, in all the years that I have received filler and botox, never has someone taken so much quality time and explained procedures in the way that she did. She listened to my concerns and gave me options to consider. To my surprise, I did not bruise at all, which is rarely the case. I have always come home with bruises and blood spots from these treatments in the past, so this was quite amazing. Not only did I not bruise, but my skin (face) looks the best it ever has after having treatments like these. Rachel Strehle is definitely a huge asset to the Cosmetic Surgery Center, and I plan to switch over completely. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results, thank you.
Bridgette Hoilman
Bridgette Hoilman
Dr JoAnne Lopes and her staff are excellent. They listened to what I wanted and were responsive and answered all of my questions. They never made me feel pressured to have a particular treatment or procedure done. They were great at giving me realistic expectations regarding my recovery and post- op results. I had: facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty ( bags under my eyes) and CO2 laser treatment. And what was so amazing I had no PAIN. I am sure everyone is different on pain but i had none. Thank you Dr Lopes again. Very please with my results.
Deborah dankmyer
Deborah dankmyer
On 4/7 I had a labiaplasty performed by Dr. Lopes and I could not be happier with the results and the whole experience with Dr. Lopes and her entire staff. Labiaplasty was not an option I was aware of until the past year and due to the sensitive nature I was a little embarrassed but Dr. Lopes and staff made me feel so comfortable and assured that it’s not as uncommon as I thought. The procedure its self was quick and painless and recovery a breeze. I am so thankful to Dr. Lopes and staff and highly recommend them for any cosmetic/plastic surgical needs.
Mary Copeland
Mary Copeland

Are You a Candidate for Dr. Lopes’ Semaglutide Weight Loss Program?

The Semaglutide Weight Loss Program at Dr. Lopes’ clinic is tailored for individuals looking to achieve meaningful weight loss. If you’re considering this treatment, here are some criteria to consider:

  • You have been diagnosed as obese with a BMI greater than 30 or overweight with a BMI greater than 27.
  • In addition to the weight criteria, you should also have at least one weight-related medical condition, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or Type 2 Diabetes.

However, there are certain conditions and circumstances where the use of Semaglutide might not be advisable. You may not be a suitable candidate if you:

  • Have a family history of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC), a rare form of thyroid cancer.
  • Are diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome Type 2.
  • Know of an existing allergy to Semaglutide.
  • Are currently breastfeeding or have plans to do so in the near future.
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

While Semaglutide has proven to be a highly effective tool for weight loss, ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients is paramount. Therefore, it’s essential to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with Dr. Lopes during your consultation. Together, you can determine if the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program is the right choice for your weight loss journey.

About Your Consultation


Comprehensive Health Evaluation

During your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes, expect a thorough review of your medical history and current health status. This will include any pre-existing conditions, medications you’re currently taking, and any past surgical procedures. It’s crucial to provide complete and accurate information to ensure your safety and the success of the surgery.

Discussion of Goals and Expectations

Dr. Lopes will take the time to understand your cosmetic goals and expectations. She will give you a realistic picture of what the procedure can achieve and ensure your goals align with these possibilities. This discussion will help you develop a shared vision for the results of the procedure.

Physical Examination and Procedure Explanation

Dr. Lopes will perform a physical examination, which is crucial in planning the procedure. She will discuss the procedure in detail, explaining the steps involved, the techniques she uses, and what you can expect during recovery. This information will help you feel informed and confident about the process.
Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

Where artistry meets innovation in cosmetic solutions.

The Cosmetic Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring advanced examination, operating, and recovery rooms. From the instant you step into our office, you'll be immersed in a serene, inviting environment. Dr. Joanne Lopes' team of experts combines clinical excellence with a warm, compassionate approach to ensure your utmost satisfaction. Conveniently situated just off the Virginia Beach Expressway on Louisa Ave, our center is easily accessible for all your cosmetic needs.

Why Choose Cosmetic Surgery Center?


Experienced Doctors

Benefit from Dr. JoAnne Lopes' extensive experience, board certification, and personalized approach to achieve your aesthetic aspirations.


Professional Environment

Experience a serene, state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced technology, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your transformation.


Innovative Solutions

Discover a wide range of innovative cosmetic solutions, including surgical and non-surgical procedures, tailored to your unique goals and preferences.


Compassionate Care

Receive attentive, compassionate care from our dedicated team, ensuring you feel supported and confident at every step of your aesthetic journey.


Convenient Location

Enjoy our convenient location just off the Virginia Beach Expressway on Louisa Ave, making your transformation easily accessible.


Exceptional Results

Trust our commitment to patient satisfaction and exceptional results, fostering long-lasting relationships and empowering your confidence in your appearance.

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Cosmetic Surgery Center

A Woman's Touch, a Surgeon's Hands

Dr. Joanne Lopes, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

(757) 497-5400

328 Louisa Ave #110, Virginia Beach, VA 23454