I have already lost 30 pounds and plan to lose more. I have started considering a mommy makeover after my weight loss. Breast lift w/ Aug, Tummy Tuck, Maybe an Arm Lift and Lipo. What would my goal weight need to be?
I Am 5'2 167 Pounds Right Now and Was Wondering What Would Be the Ideal Weight for a Mommy Makeover? (photo)
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Body Mass Index for best weight to have mommy makeover
It is well documented that patients with a Body Mass Index of more than 30 have a higher incidence of complications from mommy makeover surgery and similar procedures. BMI is a way of relating weight to height (see the link below.) Yours is a little more than 30 right now, but I think ideally you should be closer to 25.
Web reference: http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm
Mommy Makeover at 5'2" 167 lbs
Mommy makeover may give the best results if you are closer to your goal weight. If you lost an additional 30 lbs, you would probably be close. It is sometimes not practical to lose to goal weight, but a healthy stable weight is always good. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
In my past, I have used the body mass index to help determine this. Everyone has a unique body frame and you have to be confortable with your weight.Keep in mind, it may be easier for you to loose weight after a mother makeover. All the best
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Ideal Weight for Mommy Makeover
Congratulations on your success! We can throw all kinds of fancy numbers and equations at you, but the two real issues here are (1) can the surgery be performed safely and ( 2) will you be happy with the results?. Your BMI is not particularly excessive, so surgery should be reasonably safe with appropriate medical clearance.
The question of your happiness post-operatively is more dependent on how you want to look. If you think a goal weight of 130lb is attainable and more importantly sustainable, then yes, go for it. But if that goal is not likely to be achieved, then understand that compromises can be considered.
The key is to know yourself, know your goals, and convey that info to your plastic surgeon. Unfortunately there is not a single formula applicable to every patient or every situation. Best of luck and once again congratulations, keep up the good work !
I Am 5'2 167 Pounds Right Now and Was Wondering What Would Be the Ideal Weight for a Mommy Makeover?
Measurements and numbers as BMI, fat content%s are very scientific, but an easy method is just taking your height and determining a good weight for your height. Thus at 5"2' are you best to be at 130 pounds? YES! So lose 37 pounds. Doing these math equations are great but better to diet and exercise.
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