Tummy tuck candidate? (photos)
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Reasonable candidate for tummy tuck
Tummy tuck and liposuction can be performed at the same time
In the ideal world tummy tuck surgery would be performed on patients that were at their ideal weight. In reality, most tummy tuck candidates carry a few extra pounds. The options when this occurs are as follows:
- The extra fat can be left in place and a tummy tuck can be performed as is
- Weight loss can be achieved before tummy tuck
- Tummy tuck and liposuction can be performed at the same time
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Lipo and TT
I definitely believe that by doing a tummy tuck with liposuction in the waist, upper and lower back with fat grafting in to buttocks your body will have great results. I do suggest to loose the most weight possible in order for the fat mass to be less and optimize results.
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All the best.
Is weight loss before tummy tuck necessary?
In general, it is best to achieve your lowest stable weight prior to undergoing abdominoplasty in order to obtain the optimal result. Losing weight will decrease the thickness of the abdominal wall. Reduction of intra-abdominal fat, which is the fat around the abdominal organs within the abdominal wall, can only be achieved with diet and exercise. Decreasing the amount of fatty tissue present prior to surgery will allow your surgeon to remove the maximal amount of excess skin and give you the most desirable result.
It is not uncommon, however, for patients to plateau before reaching their goal weight with exercise, diet, and even weight loss surgery. In many of these cases, a safe and still dramatic improvement can still be obtained with plastic surgery.
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Tummy tuck candidate?
Tummy Tuck for Me? (photos)
If you don't do it now and enjoy it for the next 20 yrs., the return on investment is not as good. You've earned it, I'm feeling you. If you had come into my office and I thought you should lose weight, I would help you do it... Diet and psychology more important than exercise in this regard, and the end is more important than the means. If one approach doesn't work, try another.
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Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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