I don't really see the advantage of gaining weight to enhance the benefits of liposuction. If excess fat exists at your present weight That would be improved by liposuction I see no reason not to proceed.
Based upon your previous questions and pictures, I would get to a
healthy weight and then be reevaluated. The pictures you have posted
recently make me think that the procedure would not be worthwhile.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for the question.
To best help you, a physical
examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine
which procedures and techniques would be best for your case.
Thank you for your face lift question.
- If you are significantly underweight, get yourself to a normal weight.
- That will lead the excess fat to appear,
- And it can be liposuctioned. If you are underweight now, it is harder to treat you.
- If you are a young woman, be sure your thyroid function is normal. It is a common cause of having a heavy face and neck and is treated with thyroid replacement, not surgery Best wishes.
I like my patients to stay at normal weight before having neck liposuction. If you have good skin tone it doesnt matter how much fat you have it will retract and form a nice contour. I find that laser helps tighten in some cases as well. Depending on your starting point, it may be good to combine the liposuction treatment with Ultherapy or Thermage to get extra tightening. I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.
It is best to keep your weight at a normal level before undergoing surgery. Submental fat can be lip suctioned in some individuals who have good skin tone.
What makes sense is to visit with your family physician and get on a healthy lifestyle plan that put you at a healthy weight. Once you are at a stable weight and you still have some perceived issues with neck please visit board-certified plastic surgeons who can make appropriate recommendations.
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS,FACS