For your convenience, we make the following information available to you. Should you have any question not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to speak directly with our friendly staff in St. Petersburg, Florida at 727.525.0706.
Schedule an appointment
Rather than calling 727.525.0706 directly, you can opt to use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a consultation. We have flexible scheduling so we can tailor your schedule for your convenience.
Our representative will contact you within 24 to 48 business hours from the time of your request. If at any time you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us at least 24 to 48 business hours in advance so we can reschedule your appointment at a more convenient time.
Once your initial appointment has been scheduled, please download and print the forms below and complete them before your arrival. This will save time on paperwork and help you get into the doctor’s office quickly.
Liposuction Surgery Charge Sheet
Liposuction Checklist & Forms Package (8 pages)
New Patient Information
Extended Consent Form
Financial Consent & Responsibilities Form
Pre-Operative Instruction Form
Pre-Operative Exam Form
Medication Precaution for Liposuction
Post-Operative Instruction Form
Post-Operative Follow Up Form
We accept and file most insurance plans. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see if your liposuction costs are covered by your insurance.
Q: Can you tell me about the medical weight loss program that you have at Simply Lipo?
A: We have a comprehensive program that encourages a sensible low-fat diet, portion control, a regular exercise program and FDA-approved prescription medications.
The combination of diet, exercise and the use of appetite suppressants is very effective by following our medical weight loss program. People can not only lose weight but, best of all, they can develop new habits that allow them to keep the weight off. You will receive individual medical attention at every visit. Usually visits are once per week, but you are welcome to check in any time.
Q: What happens on the first visit?
A: People come in, fill out a medical history and see the nurse for a consultation. After that, the nurse will go over the points of the program with you. The first visit usually takes about an hour. The following visit would be with the doctor. You would start the program after the doctor's visit.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost of the initial visit is $150. This visit includes your EKG, blood work, body fat percentage and information about the program. The weekly fee is $30, which includes the weekly visit, the appetite suppressant and the B12 shot. The calcium pyruvate and the vitamins cost additional fees and are sold separately by monthly supply.
Q: What medications do you use?
A: Primarily we use phendimetrazine. This is a prescription appetite-suppressant medication that has been used for over 40 years.
Q: Is that phen-fen?
A: No. Phen-fen no longer exists. Phen-fen was the use of two separate medications, one of which (Pondimin) was removed from the market several years ago.
Q: Do you use Ephedra?
A: No. Ephedra is an over-the-counter product that has been shown to cause a number of problems. We use only prescription appetite-suppressant medications.
Q: How long is the first appointment with the doctor?
A: The first visit usually lasts half an hour or so. After that, visits are very brief, usually just a few minutes.
Q: How much weight can I lose per month?
A: People are all different and lose at different rates. It also depends on how much you are paying attention to the medical weight management program, whether or not you are able to exercise and other factors. As a general rule, people can expect to lose around two pounds per week. This is a safe and reasonable rate at which to lose extra weight.
Q: Do I have to sign a contract?
A: No. Our services are provided on a week-by-week basis. There is no contract to sign and no time commitment. We are here to help you. How long you come is up to you.
You are welcome to come in and see what we have to offer. If you would like to go ahead with the program, great! If not, there will be no charge for your visit.
“Let us help you develop a plan for healthy nutrition and exercise so you can lose your extra pounds.”
Our patients visit us from Largo, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Avon Park, Hudson, Sarasota and Clearwater.