Do I need to lose more weight before I get an arm lift and tummy tuck? (Photo)
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Do I need to lose more weight before I get an arm lift and tummy tuck?
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to patients who have experienced significant weight loss) helps. Best wishes.
If you are at a stable weight and you don't think you will lose any more, then it would be ok to proceed. Given your massive weight loss so far, you will need a lot of skin resected and your skin has been previously stretched. So, you will need a more extensive procedure to address the extra skin.
Should I Lose More Weight Before Surgery?
This an excellent, and very frequent question. First off, congratulations on your hard work and persistence - not an easy feat! There is no ideal weight for a patient prior to body contouring surgery. In general, if a person has achieved their weight loss goals and are at a stable weight, this is a reasonable time to consider surgery. It sounds like this might be your situation. Stable weight for several months will likely improve the surgical outcomes as well increase the safety of the operation. Consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help clarify your options and help guide your decision making. Best of luck and great work!
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