Should I lose 20lbs before surgery?
Hello Dear, thank you so much for your questions and pictures.
According with your pictures the decision to or not to lose weight will depend on you and your surgeon, as weight would provide better results, but you must do it with a nutritionist, because it candecrease their levels of hemoglobin and fat needed for the BBL.
Hope hear from you soon, best wishes!!
Hello. Weight loss will usually improve your overall outcome. Your BMI is less than 30 so it is safe to proceed with your surgery if you are otherwise healthy.
I think either scenario is acceptable, but it really depends upon what your goals are. Losing the weight may give you a nicer result in the abdomen area, with more flatness and tightness there. However, keeping the weight will give you more fat to use to augment your buttocks. So, it really depends upon your goals, and you should discuss these closely with your plastic surgeon.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
Should I lose 20 pounds before surgery?
It is best to remain at a weight you can maintain prior to surgery, especially when fat transfer is involved, like with a BBL. I find that patients who try to diet heavily before surgery can gain the weight back after surgery. For instance, I would set their body at 160 pounds and then after surgery they would go back to 180 pounds. The results may not look as nice. Talk with your surgeon and discuss the issues with them.Good Luck!
Weight loss prior to surgery
It is up to you to decide at what weight you are comfortable. But remember in order to perform a BBL you need a certain amount of fat available to harvest. It also depends upon your surgical goals. Best of luck.
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you are a great candidate for a tummy tuck with liposuction.
This can be done through a low and short incision, all completely below the
bikini line. Your muscles can also be
plicated resulting in a flat abdomen. BBL can be performed at the same time for a contoured waistline and shaped buttock. If you are able to loose any additional weight prior to surgery, this will enhance your results. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
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
Tummy Tuck - Weight loss first?
Thank you for your question and photos. I believe it is best to be within 10 - 15 pounds of your ideal body weight prior to surgery for optimal results. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring for an in-person examination. Ask to see a lot of before and after pictures of their work to understand what can be achieved. Hope this helps and good luck.
This looks like you should have liposuction instead of tummy tuck, and you can have it performed now.