Is there any hope for me? How much weight should I lose in order to schedule my surgery? (Photo)
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No magic number
Ideal Weight for a Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction. It is best to undergo #MommyMakeover procedures when your weight has been stable for at least one year.
In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures. We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures. MWL (massive weight loss patients of 75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity.
Weight loss not absolutely necessary in anticipation of body contouring surgery.
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Sexy again? Certainly!
Good of luck to you!
Regaining a sexy figure
- It is hard to tell - photos can be distorting and make a person appear much heavier than they really area.
- But from the photo, if you are more than 100 pounds over your normal weight, weight loss surgery is necessary.
- Liposuction can remove the excess fat but without weight loss it will return to new areas.
- Weight loss will also reduce the internal fat around your liver and other organs that is making your stomach protrude.
- I suggest you talk to a plastic surgeon and your regular doctor to learn what is the best approach to get the shape you'd like to have.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Weight loss before Tummytuck
In regards to your question, everything depends upon your goals. You need to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon, for an in person exam to go over your goals. Of course, the more weight you are able to lose, the better cosmetic outcome it will be. Sometimes if the patient is really looking to lose a significant amount of weight, I will refer them to a general surgeon to consider an insurance-covered gastric banding procedure. This has the potential to allow patient to lose far more weight than they ever could have on their own. They could then return and follow up with some form of Tummytuck procedure and then get the best result possible.
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