Your ideal weight is determined by calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index) using weight and height. For liposuction or body contouring, it is recommended that you have a BMI of 30 or under. For your safety, it's best if you can maintain that weight for up to 6 months before surgery. Visit a qualified plastic surgeon to get an accurate evaluation of your body in preparation for surgery.
I'm 29 yrs old, I weigh 250 lbs. What is an ideal weight for me if I'm considering lipo?
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If you can get your weight as low as possible the risks of healing will go down significantly. You would need to be down to a healthy weight and BMI before having a cosmetic procedure to insure a safe outcome. Also, being at a stable weight is key to ensure you don't gain weight back after surgery. Good luck!
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Weight, BMI for Liposuction
It is best to wait until you are at or close to your preferred weight and have a BMI in the healthy range for your height. As surgeons, we usually recommend a BMI of under 30 for best results, though the closer you are to your ideal weight, the better your liposuction results will be. Also, after weight loss, maintain/stabilize your weight for up to six months before having your surgery. Remember that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise. Contact a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an in-person consultation to discuss the best options for you. Best wishes.
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Best body weight for liposuction.
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
- Your ideal weight depends in part on your height so we talk about the BMI
- This is a Body Mass Index calculated using height and weight
- For body contouring surgery, a BMI of 30 or lower is ideal.
- So go on-line, enter 'calculate BMI", choose a site and enter your height and weight.
- If you are more than pounds over your ideal weight - which you can also find on-line - you might consider gastric bypass surgery to lose weight , instead of liposuction which does not lead to weight loss.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Weight Loss before Liposuction
You should be at your lowest weight possible, and then consider a hi definiton procedure. If you have skin, this will need to be removed at the same time. Best, Dr. Emer.
Liposuction/ Liposculpture/ Fat Transfer/ Vaser/ Hi Definition Procedures/Liposuction Revision/Tummy Tuck/Body Contouring
I appreciate your question.
For health and safety reasons, best to be at a BMI less than 30 or within 10 pounds of your goal weight and stable at that weight for 6 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!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
I would strongly suggest you be at or below a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 30 for best results.
Weight and liposuction
Thank you for your question. In general, there is no "ideal weight" for liposuction. To get a good long term result, you want to do contouring when your weight is stable. I would suggest having a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to assess what would be the best procedure and timimg for you.
Dr. Marcus Peterson