What is it?

Slender Wonder is a medical weight loss programme which is safe and effective.  The programme helps to treat the cause of weight gain and helps to reset one’s “lipostat”, making it easier to lose weight and keep the weight off in the future.  Weight loss on the programme is rapid and there is no rebound weight gain afterwards.

The programme consists of 3 components, namely a calorie-controlled diet, supplements, and daily injections.  Slender Wonder has been available in South Africa for many years and is based on a diet called the Simeon Diet which is over 100 years old.  These diets are known as Beta HCG diets and are available around the world under various brand names.

If the programme is followed correctly, most female patients lose 4-6 kg per month (male patients usually lose more).

Who is a good candidate for the programme?

Almost anyone who is struggling to lose weight, is a good candidate for the Slender Wonder Weight Loss Programme.  We treat all patients who are struggling to lose weight, from a few kilograms to 30 kilograms or more.

What does the programme entail?

Your initial consultation is done by a doctor.  Your medical history will be taken and blood tests ordered, if required.  You will be weighed on our In-Body Scale which determines your body fat, muscle mass, and ideal weight for your height and age.  The programme will be fully explained to you and you will be taught how to do the daily injections.  Your initial consultation takes 1-1 ½ hours.  We see our patients every two weeks for a weigh-in and booster injection.  These 15 minute follow up appointments are done by our practice nurse.

Why do I need injections?

The injections help you access calories from your stubborn body fat.  Although you are on a strict, calorie-controlled diet, you should not feel hungry as your body will be able to access lots of extra calories.  The injections help you lose fat more quickly and help control your appetite.

How long do I need to be on the programme for?

This depends on the amount of weight you would like to lose.  Ideally, we recommend at least 6 weeks to stabilise at your new weight.  For patients who have not reached their goal weight after 6 weeks, we recommend that they take a two week break and then continue the programme.

Does rapid weight loss lead to sagging skin and will the weight all pile back on when I stop?

We have found that the programme helps you lose weight and fat in stubborn problem areas more than anywhere else.  Most patients don’t have a problem with sagging skin afterwards.  If sensible eating habits are followed on completion of the programme, you are likely to keep the weight off.

Do I need to exercise whilst on the programme?

Mild to moderate cardiovascular exercise at least three times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes is advised.  This helps to increase your metabolic rate and helps with weight loss.  Walking, swimming, and jogging are ideal.  You will not be required to do intensive exercise and we advise against weight training until you have reached your goal weight.

How will I feel whilst on the programme?

Most of our patients feel more energetic than ever before, sleep better, stop retaining water, and find that their hair and skins improve whilst on the programme.

Losing weight successfully gives patients back a sense of control which often spills over into all aspects of their lives and helps restore confidence and a feeling of well-being.

Medical weight loss programme

Treats the cause of weight gain

Lose fat in stubborn areas

Quick, safe, and effective

Lose 4-6 kg/month

No rebound weight gain

No sagging skin

Improve your health

Improve your body

Improve your self-confidence

Before and after

Before and after

Before and after

Before and after

Before and after

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The team at   Aesthetics on 5th   is here to help answer any questions you may have and help determine if the Slender Wonder Programme

will work for you. 

Please feel free to contact us for more information.


3a 5th Road,

Hyde Park

Tel:  011 788 7910

Email: info@aestheticson5th.co.za