With losing 85 pounds, would January 2017 be a good time to have my plastic surgery makeover? (Photo)
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Surgery after major weight loss
Congratulations on your weight loss! The best time to have surgery is when your weight has stabilized for at least 3 months and when you are as close to your ideal body weight as possible. These two factors will allow the surgeon better control of the tissues and therefore your results. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn more about these procedures.
Best time for procedures
I would suggest scheduling a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon when you are within a few pounds of your goal weight and have maintained this weight for 3-6 months.
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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
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Thigh lift and tummy tuck after major weight loss
- Congratulations on your weight loss.
- January 2017 would be fine if you are at your goal weight and have stayed there x 6 months.
- If you are still losing weight, then do not have any surgery until you reach you goal weight and stay there for six months.
- Why? If you lose more weight after surgery, your result will get loose.
- If you can't maintain your weight, your body will gain weight and the result of surgery will be lost.
Weight loss before surgery, some advices:
Trying to lose weight before a surgical procedure its a very delicate matter, since in many cases a restrictive diet can cause problems, such as anemia, electrolyte disturbances, decreased protein, etc ... retarding the healing process and damaging the surgery.
For these reasons, if your purpose is to lose weight, i recommend you have a BMI less or equal to 30.
In this regard, you must to have a support with a nutritionist, so you can achieve the desired goal, in the most healthy way, without incressing complications risks in the plastic surgery to perform.Kind regards
With losing 85 pounds, would January 2017 be a good time to have my plastic surgery makeover?
Select your plastic surgeon carefully and communicate your goals carefully as well. Make sure that you also learn about the potential risks/complications associated with surgery and achieve a sense of realistic expectations as well. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
Leland Deane MD FACSNYC, Garden City, Babylon, NY
Good job losing weight
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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