The ReStart Shot

The ReStart Shot, which may include Tirzepatide or Semaglutide, was first used as a medication for diabetes to increase insulin production. But more recently, its weight loss capabilities were discovered, and everything changed. The injection has been shown to help people lose 15-17% of their body weight. 

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, you can now achieve the body of your dreams with this simple weekly injection.

What is the ReStart Shot?

The ReStart Shot is an FDA-approved treatment for weight loss, chronic weight management, and weight-related conditions. It helps many people lose weight and keep it off. 

The shot mimics the GLP-1 hormone that is naturally released by the intestines. By mimicking this hormone, the shot works to regulate insulin and blood sugar, slows how quickly the stomach empties, and controls your appetite, allowing you to lose weight more efficiently.

Who is a Good Candidate for the ReStart Shot?

Before getting a prescription for ReStart Shot, it’s important to consider whether you are a good candidate for the medication. Some of the qualifications that make someone an ideal candidate for this injection include:

  • Having a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related condition like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • Having a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater

People who are not good candidates for the ReStart Shot include those with the following:

  • History of medullary thyroid cancer
  • History of gallbladder disease
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)

The ReStart Shot

The ReStart Shot is a once-weekly injection that is administered into the tissue of the abdomen, back of the arm, or thigh. Dr. Andrews and our team will walk you through the dosing and the injection process. We will prescribe injections for you to perform at home once a week, or you can come into the office for your weekly injection.

If you want to treat yourself at home, don’t worry! It’s an easy shot to administer, and before you leave the office, we will be sure you feel comfortable with it.

The shot comes with only a few possible side effects, including nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. 


There is no recovery or downtime with the ReStart Shot. You can go back to your daily routine immediately. Dr. Andrews or a member of our team may provide some diet and exercise recommendations, but beyond that, you can return to work or home right after your appointment.

If you prefer to have your injections at the office, we can help you schedule those appointments after your consultation.

Meet Kaitlyn Wheelan, MSN, ARNP, NP-C

Kaitlyn Wheelan, MSN, ARNP, NP-C, attended Nebraska Methodist College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After that, she worked as an RN for 8 years before attending Walden University. In addition to being a board-certified nurse practitioner (NP-C), Kaitlyn has earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and completed a graduate-level educational program that earned her the title of advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). She has lost over 100 lbs herself. All clinics are not the same: Kaitlyn struggled with weight in her youth. She is uniquely qualified to guide you through your weight loss journey.

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Have you been trying to lose weight for what feels like forever and have still not seen any improvement? The ReStart Shot may be just what your body needs to kickstart your weight loss journey. The once-a-week injection, along with a diet and exercise regimen, can give you the results you’ve been striving for.

Start your journey to a brand new you today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrews. Call our Coralville, IA office at (319) 800-6877 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals!


I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon


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