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Calculating Ideal Weight Prior to Loose Skin Removal Via Tummy Tuck
I have lost 115 lbs with diet and exercise & am considering a tummy tuck for removal of loose skin. I know I should be within 10 lbs of ideal weight prior to tummy tuck. But how do I calculate that when I don't know how much the loose skin weighs? I am 5'6" and have 141 lbs of lean mass according to a body fat (dunk tank) test. (Lots of muscle as I am a competitive powerlifter.) 20% body fat would be 169 lbs but that's without extra skin.
Why I don't agree with the concept of an "Ideal" weight for surgery
I would guess Tummy Tuck would remove 5 to 10 pounds of your current weight.
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