Am I candidate for tummy tuck at current weight and bmi? Would other docs agree with mine?
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Candidate for a Tummy Tuck
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for you!
I have also attached a video for a possible Tummy Tuck Candidate.
Good luck and I hope this helps!
Lose extra weight first for best tummy tuck results
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Tummy tuck and weight
Some times to get a flat tummy or almost flat you need to reduce weight, with this all you intern organs also will reduce some fat tissue, and your tummy tuck surgery results will be more beautiful. ,If you reduce weight first before surgery your surgical results will be better and will last more time. Good luck.
Dr. Silvia Aviles
Dominican Certified Plastic Surgeon
Weight loss after LTA tummy tuck
Most of my patients lose 10 to 15% of their total body weight after a lateral tension abdominoplasty procedure. This is due to change in fat to muscle ratio as well as abdominal wall muscle tightening which provides early satiety after the procedure. While diet and exercise is an integral part of good healthy lifestyle, I find patients after LTA are at a discreet advantage in achieving and maintaining this.
Tummy tuck and weight loss
Before you embark upon surgery and it's always best to achieve a comfortable weight that you feel you can maintain in your future without starving yourself.
I know many patients who try crash diets, drugs or other fads to lose weight. These are generally prone to failure. The only way to loose weight and keep it off is through diet, exercise, and even sometimes behavior modification. You may wish to consult with your internist or nutritionist to help put you on the right track.
Body mass index charts can tell you where you should be, but getting there is the hard part.
A few things to remember as you bark upon your weight loss program:
True healthy weight loss takes time. Don't rush it.
Rail thin is not always healthy either, seeking a comfortable and healthy weight.
Be sure that you can maintain your weight loss for a number of months prior to surgery to prove that your weight is stable.
Don't embark upon surgery without being stable and without having adequate nutrition or you wont heal well.
Even though you're not at your goal weight yet consult with a plastic surgeon so that you can be followed during the process. It will help to define your goals as you consider your future surgical options.
Tummy tuck at 200 lbs
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