Prepare for Surgery with 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 every 3 weeks 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 every individual’s journey is unique, our 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!

I am beyond thrilled with the results from Dr. Lopes. Her expertise, combined with a compassionate approach, made the entire experience exceptional. From start to finish her team was professional caring and attentive. I highly recommend her to anyone considering cosmetic enhancements. Thank you for your incredible work!!!
Tina Clements
Tina Clements
I had an amazing experience with two procedures that Dr. Joan Lopes performed on me. One of them was brachioplasty, and the other was myellevate. I had wonderful results. I love the entire staff. Dr. Lopes is so sweet and so caring, very professional. I would never go anywhere else for any other procedure. I would recommend to all of my friends and family. From beginning to end, the experience was amazing !
nicole okal
nicole okal
Laser hair removal with Rachel is always great. She is professional precise and personable. I’m Very satisfied with the service.
Scilla Leitner
Scilla Leitner
I have been seeing Dr. Lopes for years. She is highly skilled with botox and fillers. I always leave very happy with my results. I highly recommend her for all your skin care needs.
kimberly cox
kimberly cox
Love this practice! Rachel, Dr. Lopes and front office staff are great! Everyone is so friendly and professional!
Karen Yuhas
Karen Yuhas
I should have stayed with Dr. Lopes and didn’t so I’m happy to be back to keep my stuff up 🤣👍❤️‍🩹
Susanne Williams
Susanne Williams
I really recommend you not overlook them. They have so much to offer and are very attentive , organized and sanitary . You will not regret .
Jayne Poston
Jayne Poston
Rachel is a real gem!
Nergis Sarsilmaz
Nergis Sarsilmaz

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. Candidates should have a BMI of 25 or greater.

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.

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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