Can All of my Fat Be Removed All at Once?
- Asked by Dallas TX8420 in Dallas TX
- 3 years ago
I am 17 years old and I weigh 236lbs and I have always been a big size since I was a little girl, I was wondering if my skin sags and covers my private area,would it be possible to be removed and make my body look good. Also if i would be able to remove saggy skin from my arms and fat from my thighs all at once?
Total Body Lift
Total body contouring or total body lift is a possibility. With a strict perioperative protocol and by limiting the operative time to less than 6 hours the procedure can be performed safely. From your description it seems you would be a candidate for an extended abdominoplasty which adresses the flank or "love handle" area as well as the abdomen. It is difficult to determine from your e-mail if you would require liposuction of the thighs and arms or also a lift. You should loose as much weight as possible before your procedure.
If skin and fat hangs down over your pubic area, you would be a good candidate for surgery to improve that. As far as removing skin and fat from the arms and thighs, I would caution you to have too much surgery done in one setting. A reasonable start would be to have liposuction in the arms and thighs first. Since you are young, much of the skin will contract. If any remains, it can be safely removed in a second operation months later.
Weight Loss and Plastic Surgery
Thank you for your question. The way to achieve the best results would be
stable at your lowest weight before proceeding with surgery. It is possible that you can have multiple areas treated at the same time but safety should be the first priority in any elective surgery.
Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/weightloss.htm
Can All of my Fat Be Removed All at Once?
It seems to me that the question you are asking is can you have multiple procedures done at one time to reduce the excess skin and fat or your abdomen and arms as well as have liposuction of your legs. The answer to this question is yes and it can be done safely. I would suggest you discuss your particular issues with a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and let them guide you in your decision.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com
Body lift after stable ideal weight.
You can have all of the mentioned procedures at once, when you are at your ideal body weight for at least 6 months.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/
Once you lose the weight you plan and get to your ideal body weight, you can undergo a body lift procedure.
Body Lifts are for after weight loss
Body Lifts are performed to remove the excess skin that remains after weight is lost. Depending on the number of areas requiring treatment, this can be done all at once or in stages. I suggest that you meet your weight loss goals before considering this surgery.
How much fat can a body lift remove?
Body lifts are best after you have lost weight. These procedures work best if you have loose skin and less fat. Body lifts are excellent for removal of extra skin and for "aprons" of skin and fat hanging down. The first step is getting the weight down.
Hope that helps
Liposuction, how much is safe
I am not sure how tall you are, however being 236 pounds my suggestion would be to lose weight on your own. Liposuction is not indicated for obesity it is indicated for individuals that have one or two areas that are stubborn and don't respond with diet and exercise. The skin laxity that you have can addressed after you have lost most of the weight and you are at a healthy BMI. I would advise you to seek out a medical doctor that can assist you with diet and exercise. Good Luck
How much fat can be removed at once
The amount of skin and fat that can be removed at one time depends on a few things. Longer surgeries tend to have a higher risk of complications and result in longer recoveries. At times, it is better to stage the procedures a few months apart. Ask your Board Certified plastic surgeon about how much it is safe to do at once based on your health status and specific needs.
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