Is it safe to have a panniculectomy done weighing 293....had weight loss surgery in 2012

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Panniculectomy/Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck/ Liposuction/Hi Definition Procedures

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! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon #RealSelfCORESurgeon


The first question is whether you have reached a stable weight. If not, then panniculectomy should be deferred.  Second, your BMI is likely in the obese range so your underlying medical status would need to be evaluated.  See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for evaluation. 

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