What is the best procedure for my weight loss if not by exercise? (photos)

I am 21 Years of age and I gained some weight. Height 5''7; Weight 200lb Recently decided to change my lifestyle and I want to loose the weight. I know i can loose it by exercising and I will. But if the possibility is given I can do liposuction as well. What procedure would be best for me? also what will happen after I loose the weight surgery or not with my stretch marks? They are red/pink only on the abdomen and arm pit area.

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What is the best procedure for my weight loss if not by exercise?

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Thank you for your question. I would advise you against any surgical procedures for weight loss. You are only 21 and you should respond to a combination of diet and exercise. If you are truly willing to lose the weight and exercise, add a balanced diet and you will succeed. Once you lose the weight and maintain it off consistently, you can reassess your stretch marks. Put the effort forth, own it and you will succeed. Best of luck

Sleeve gastric!

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Hello dear, thanks for your question.You are a good candidate for this procedure if your BMI is over 32. At this point bariatric surgery is the best option for patients with obesity tipe 2 and 3 to lose weight. Is the option that last more, and more efficent. Some times patients do the mistake having a plastic surgery when what they need is a bariatric surgery. I suggest to make an appointment with a Board Certified for a personal evaluation. Good look.

Pablo Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
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Smartlipo and weight loss.

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Smartlipo is ideal to remove the weight loss resistant fat on your love handles.  You can use it as a jumpstart to also deal with your diet to lose the rest of the weight.

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Keep your options open...

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Thank you for your inquiry and photos!

Unfortunately, weight loss can be frustrating at times. There are times in which you take a step forward by loosing weight and then quickly fall off track and gain back the weight.  This is due to the many factors such as hormonal imbalances, unhealthy eating habits, and hereditary obesity that may contribute to weight gain/loss. While there isn't an absolute truth or universal rule to weight loss, there are still solutions. Procedures like vaser liposculpture are widely used but are recommended for those who have reached a healthy weight range. Weight loss procedures like the gastric balloon or the LapBand which encourage healthy portion control and decrease in appetite, may also be a great option for you.  I hope this answers your questions! 

Lipo is not a weight loss strategy and will not give lasting results if you keep gaining weight

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You can view lipo as booster into a new lifestyle or as something to do as a finishing touch once you embrace a new lifestyle. However, lipo will not fix weight gain and weight management issues. I have had many patients who look just like you and of various ages who have been able to drop the weight in a matter of weeks with medically supervised intense dieting and then either had lipo or haven't needed it. Stretch marks won't go away with lipo, but they won't worsen either.

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