Weight Loss Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD -  - Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist located in Rowland Heights, CA

The obesity epidemic in the US is real. Nearly 40% of adults and 20% of adolescents are obese, giving them an increased risk of developing serious health conditions. At her practice in Rowland Heights, California, Dr. Anna Cheng provides her patients with customized plans and follow-through strategies to achieve their weight loss goals. She also offers cosmetic treatments to improve post-weight loss appearance concerns like sagging skin. To find out how Dr. Cheng can help you shed those extra pounds and keep them off, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Cheng is accepting patients from Diamond Bar, Walnut, West Covina, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, Alhambra, Yerba Linda, Pomona and Fullerton as well. She's accepting patients from all of Los Angeles County.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

If you're overweight or obese, it's crucial that you consider getting down to a healthy weight. Losing just 5% of your body weight can lead to significant overall health improvements.

Being overweight puts you at a higher risk of developing severe health conditions, including:weight loss

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mental health issues (stress, anxiety, etc.)

Carrying excess weight can also put undue stress on your knees and other joints, making you more susceptible to joint pain, arthritis, and physical injury.

How do I achieve my weight loss goals?

Dr. Cheng performs a thorough physical examination and determines your body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat factoring in your height, weight, age, and gender. A healthy BMI is roughly between 18 and 25.  Body fat percentage is an additional important indicator. 

Dr. Cheng works closely with you to develop a customized weight loss program. She tailors diet plans, exercise regimens, and lifestyle management guidance to meet your needs.

In some cases, Dr. Cheng may recommend human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injections to help with weight loss. HCG is a hormone that helps encourage consistent weight loss by eliminating fat cells when you supplement the injections with a calorie-restricted diet. Dr. Cheng determines whether or not regular injections are right for you.

Over the course of your weight loss journey, she maintains regular visits with you to monitor your progress. She also provides an emotional support system, listening to your concerns and offering follow-through strategies to keep you motivated and engaged. 

How do I maintain my weight loss?

Once you’ve met your weight loss goals, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off. Dr. Cheng works with you to make sure you don’t jeopardize all the hard work you put into improving your health. She maintains regular visits with you to monitor your diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle choices.

Should I incorporate aesthetic treatments into my weight loss plan?

In some cases of dramatic weight loss, you might experience loose or sagging skin that can affect your appearance. Your self-confidence shouldn’t suffer after all your efforts to lose weight; it should soar.

Dr. Cheng offers nonsurgical Venus Versa™ laser body contouring procedures to tighten and smooth loose skin on problem areas, such as your:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Neck

Powered by innovative radiofrequency technology, the treatments are noninvasive, don’t require any downtime, and are safe for all skin types.

To schedule a free weight loss consultation with Dr. Cheng, call or use the online booking tool today.