Weight Loss Specialist

MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care

Aesthetic Physicians located in Gadsden, AL

Achieving effective, long-term weight loss on your own is challenging and sometimes impossible. You need a plan customized for your schedule, metabolism, and goals. Get such weight-loss support with the help of Murray J. Riggins, Jr., MD, at MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care, in Gadsden, Alabama. He works with his wife Dr. Rovenia Brock, called Dr. Ro by her patients, a nutritionist who has helped millions lose weight through her book, Lose Your Final 15. To experience her weight-loss support first hand, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss

Why is achieving a healthy weight important?

You benefit from losing weight not just so you can fit into a smaller size, but to boost your overall health. Being obese or overweight puts you at risk for a number of chronic diseases and health issues, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Infertility and sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression

Dr. Riggins and Dr. Ro help you lose weight to maintain your health and prevent aggravating or causing disease.

At MASC, a weight-loss plan is made just for you. Dr. Ro and Dr. Riggins offer nutrition planning and consultation, injections, pills, and prescriptions to help you achieve your target weight.

With medical support, you lose weight more quickly than you might on your own. Plus, the doctors provide the expertise to help you do so safely. A customized program takes into account your lifestyle and limitations. Dr. Riggins can also help you manage any obesity-related conditions as you move through the weight-loss process.

MASC also offers you accountability, which means it’s easier to stay on track and achieve your goals.

What is involved in the weight-loss program?

In Phase 1, you receive a nutrition plan as well as a personal consultation with Dr. Ro and/or Dr. Riggins. You may also receive lipotropic injections that contain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to speed up your metabolism and help you burn fat. The medications of Adipex or Bontril may be prescribed, too. These suppress your appetite and also boost your metabolism.

After two weeks, you return for a free appointment and weigh-in. You also receive your nutrition plan for phase 2. You may opt for additional injections and medications during this phase, if approved by the doctors.

When you are 5 pounds away from your target weight, you receive your nutrition plan for phase 3. You also set up an appointment with Dr. Ro to create a personalized, long-term strategy to maintain your goal weight.

To learn how you can truly lose weight for good with medical supervision, call the office or book online today.