Thanks for your question. I recommend that you lose the weight before your liposuction procedure. If you area able to reach your goal weight and this is a weight that you can maintain, you should see a very good result from a liposuction procedure.
Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy adults
who are close to their target weight and who are able to maintain that weight.
You’ll experience the best liposuction results from dropping the weight before
you have the procedure. It’s important to set yourself a reasonable weight loss
goal so that you can maintain a stable weight and remain healthy. Liposuction
doesn’t require significant leave from work, so it makes sense to first invest
energy in your weight loss and then schedule the procedure when your weight is
stable. Depending upon the nature of your work, you may be able to return to
your job within 3 to 4 days of getting liposuction.
Liposuction is such a great and effective method at removing the fat that most patients will get the lipo 1st and continue to diet and exercise afterwards to improve the results even more.
Thank you for your question and photo. It is advisable for you to reach your goal weight prior to undergoing lipo.
All the best,
You appear to be close to your ideal body weight, so I think you could achieve a very nice cosmetic result from liposuction now. However, if you are determined to lose more weight, then I would wait until you have reached your goal. Good luck!
Ideally you should be close to your stable weight for the most predictable results. I tell most of my patients depending on their height and weight that if they are within 10-15 pounds of their stable weight it doesn't make that much difference. Hope that helps you.
I appreciate your question.
Always best to be at a BMI less than 30 or 10 lbs within your goal weight and stable at that weight for 3 months prior to surgery for optimal results.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic
and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Each individual is different and I believe in your case I would go ahead and have Lipo now. From the pictures you may be a better candidate for a tummy tuck but I may be wrong and would have to assess you in person.
This question comes up often when one is attempting to lose weight but has not yet fully succeeded. I tell my patients that if they think they can get to a lower weight and maintain it, that is a good goal especially since some of them will not need liposuction at this healthy maintainable weight. On the other hand, others will still have the fat pocket and will need to proceed.. If you have always had that stubborn area despite your weight then it is not unreasonable to proceed now but if there's a chance that you will lose your problem area at a healthy and maintainable weight then why rush into having the surgery.
This discussion should be part of your consultation with an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon to help you in making and arriving at the best decision for you. Best of luck.
Hi and thanks for your question and posted photo. In general it is better to be in your ideal weight before any body contour surgery. Under 30 body mass index is known to be safe and good results can be achieved. You look like a very good candidate for tummy tuck and lipo in flanks if wanted. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon.