It is common for patients considering undergoing a neck lift or lower face lift to inquire about the effects of weight loss and the ultimate results from surgery. I advise any overweight patient that is going to lose more than 20lbs to wait to lose the weight before undergoing surgery. If it is less than 20lbs, there is less benefit in waiting.
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If you truly plan to lose that much weight, it is better to do it before your surgery. If you have surgery and the. Lose so much weight, it may be difficult for your skin to contract, resulting in sagging again.
It is always better to lose any significant weight gain before surgery but don't stress over the last 10-15 pounds. Face and neck lifting is more about repairing laxity of muscle than fat problems. There is a fat pad under your chin which won't respond to weight loss so liposuction would be required and some of that fat can be utilized for filling in the face if necessary. You will be very busy for awhile with the new baby so planning a good time for surgery may be problematic. Good luck.
I believe loosing the weight first is advisable. Once the weight is lost, then re-assess the face and decide what needs to be done. Facelift with or without fat transfer to the cheeks. and removing excess fat in the neck.
Weight loss prior as opposed to after a facelift is always preferable.
The jowls, jawline and below are routinely liposuctioned to improve the contour and longevity of results of a facelift. If indicated this same fat is used to inject into the cheeks, malar and infra-orbital regions.
Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in person prior to making treatment decisions, cheers.
lose weight before a face/neck lift in order to get the best possible results. Otherwise you would likely re-develop loose skin and you wouldn't be happy with your results.
- Only loose weight that you plan to keep off! Yo-yo dieting is not good for you or for the outcome of your surgery.
- Loosing weight always makes it easier to have an excellent outcome.
- Loosing less than 15-20 lbs should not have much benefit to facial outcomes.
If you plan to lose weight, do it before the surgery for the best result. Congrats on your new baby!! Best wishes!