Indications

Is medical slimming right for you?

  • People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30kg/m2 can receive medical treatment. Drug treatment of obesity should form part of a wider assessment of lifestyle and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • Drug therapy can also be prescribed in people with a BMI greater than 28kg/m2 who have complications arising from obesity (e.g. obstructive apnoea, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis). These patients have most to gain from weight reduction and represent a priority group.
  • Drug treatments can increase the amount of weight lost through diet and exercise programmes.
  • Any drugs used in the treatment of obesity should be prescribed by a fully qualified doctor who should comply with the NICE guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obese patients.

All consultations for medical slimming take place at the London Slimming and Cosmetic Centre which is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure that patients' health comes first.

At the London Slimming and Cosmetic Centre our experienced medical team will fully discuss all treatment options including useful tips and advice on diet and lifestyle modification in order to help you achieve and sustain your target weight.

London Slimming and Cosmetic Centre has a large experience in weight management and medical slimming extending beyond thirty years.

Before prescribing any anti-obesity drug we always take into account the person’s needs, preferences, social circumstances, degree of obesity, other health problems, physical fitness, and any previous or concurrent anti-obesity OTC and prescribed medication.

After a thorough medical assessment our fully qualified doctors will tell you whether you would be a good candidate for an anti-obesity medication as an adjunct to diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.