on 16 Apr 2010
I am 30 years old 220 pounds and 5'6" tall.can I have tummy tuck or no? so far I lost about 60 pounds.
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to Overweight and Considering a Tummy Tuck
I agree with everyone else. Unless 220lb is your "comfortable" weight (where you are honestly plateaued, even with a proper diet and exercise) then please wait. I don't personally think it's worth going through the surgery, only to potentially need it again when you lose more weight... to say nothing of the health complications that Lucy mentioned.
We can start up a diet thread to help support you as you get there. Let me know if you're interested. I'm on a weight loss journey myself so I'd be happy to "adopt" a weight loss buddy who holds me accountable, and vice versa. :) Good luck.
Most doctors advise waiting until you're close to your ideal weight (or as low as you're reasonably going to go) before getting a tummy tuck. The surgical risks are much lower if your weight is lower, and you're likely to be much happier with your results if you hold off. Imagine if you lost another 60 pounds after your tummy tuck and then had loose skin from that weight loss. It'd be better to get in shape now and only undergo surgery once.
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