Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

Medical Aesthetics Clinic & Hormone Specialists located in Tampa, FL

At Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute of Tampa, Dr. Linette Rivera and Dr. Pina Panchal have a passion for fitness and health. This enables them to inspire you to have great weight loss success with a medically-supervised program. They strive to help men and women living in and around Tampa, Florida, to lose weight and keep it off. Call the office to schedule your initial visit, or use the convenient online booking agent to make the appointment.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

What is medically-supervised weight loss?

A medically-supervised diet helps keep you accountable, learn how to obtain and maintain a healthy weight, and provides any medications and injections to improve your results. At Bella Mia Medical, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal customize your diet based on your needs and lifestyle.

What should I expect if I schedule an appointment to discuss weight loss?

At your first evaluation visit, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal determine the best weight loss regimen for you. They’ll perform a full medical workup that includes a physical exam and any necessary lab or blood tests.

At a subsequent visit, you’ll learn the diet protocol that’s determined to be best for your goals and needs. You’ll receive all medications, instructions, and prescriptions needed. The staff also administers any injections, if required, at this appointment.

You may come in for follow-up visits as often as once per week. During these visits, the doctors:

  • Review your progress and answer questions
  • Replenish medications
  • Administer injections, if called for on your protocol

What is the hCG diet?

Human chorionic gonadotropin, called “hCG” for short, is a natural hormone that helps reset your metabolism so you can lose weight. You don’t feel deprived or weak while on the plan.

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal give you the HCG injections and they administer weekly vitamin and fat burning shots, which boost your weight loss. They also provide you with a precise, low-calorie plan to follow for the duration of the program. People who’ve followed the diet report extraordinary results, even when other plans have failed, and many find they’re able to sustain the weight loss.

What is a calorie-controlled diet?

A calorie-controlled diet reduces your intake of energy from food so that your body uses your stored fat to fuel daily activity, metabolic processes, and exercise. This diet ensures you get all the required nutrients so you feel satisfied, maintain good health, and preserve energy. Plus, you’ll learn what types of food to choose so that when you do lose the weight and navigate meals on your own, you know what to eat to preserve good health and your new, lower weight level.

What is a cleanse detox diet?

A diet heavy in processed foods, added sugars, and refined carbohydrates can make you gain weight, feel sluggish, and interfere with good health. Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal help you learn how to choose whole, natural foods, which support weight loss and normalize your health indicators such as blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.