Thank you for your question. Congratulations on your decisions to lose weight. It is important to lose as much weight as possible before you undergo liposuction. From the amount of skin and fat on your photograph I would recommend weight loss first, liposuction second, and weight 6 months before having your tummy tuck. To do an extensive liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck increases the chances or complications. Please find a very experienced board certified plastic surgeon who has an excellent reputation in your community.
You are wise to think about the decision to have a tummy tuck if you are still considering having more children. Liposuction will remove excess fat from your stomach but it will not get rid of any excess skin. In addition, after having children, a tummy tuck also repairs the stomach muscles so that you regain your waistline. Many patients choose to wait until they are close to their ideal weight in addition to waiting until after they have finished having children. The final decision is up to you to decide when you would want to have surgery.
Thank you for the picture.
In my opinion a tummy tuck in combination with liposuction will be needed in order to achieve the results you're looking for, how ever this will require for you to loose weight so the fat mass will be lower and optimize the results.
I think that the weight loss followed by surgery is reasonable.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, California.
You need to understand you have excess skin and liposuction will only increase this excess... Best to understand the downside risks better...
I'm sorry but you are neither a candidate for liposuction or TT due to the high volume of intra-abdominal fat. You would simply be wasting your money. You need to get your BMI well under 30 before the surgery would be worth the cost or the risk.
If you reach your goal weight and are stable for 6 months a proper evaluation will help you decide. Visit the smart beauty guide for more information and a surgeon near you.
Thank you for your pictures. I think your goal of weight loss is good. You could have liposuction but I would recommend that you have a tummy tuck and liposuction after you have completed your family plans.
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS
A tummy tuck will remove the scar that you have as well as the excess skin, and liposuction alone may actually look worse. A tummy tuck will not interfere with pregnancy in the future, though it may undo the benefits. Best choice might be to wait until after you have had children.
I concur with your decision to proceed with your cosmetic surgery after you've reached your goal weight. Based on your photos alone, you would likely benefit more from a tummy tuck than just liposuction alone. But a formal physical exam is required to make any recommendations. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon once you've reached your goal weight. Best wishes