Should I get a Tummy Tuck now, or lose 15 pounds first? (photos)
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After BBL, Lose Weight Or Have A Tummy Tuck?
Thank you for your photos, Bettyboop18. While I would normally agree with my colleagues who say that you should get down to your ideal weight before proceeding with a tummy tuck, I believe they are not taking into account the fact that you just had a Brazilian Butt Lift 8 months ago!
This is a very important oversight, since it is reasonable that if you lose a noticeable amount of weight, you will also lose a noticeable amount of volume from your BBL. Whoever you consult for a tummy tuck, they should be asking for your prior operative report, or at least ask you where the fat was harvested from, how stubborn those areas of fat were, how much fat was removed, AND how much was transferred to your butt. These are just some of the questions I would ask to make sure that we don't compromise your BBL results.
That being said, your photos show that you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck now, and that weight loss for you would be optional. Yes, normally you want to be at or near your goal weight before moving forward with a tummy tuck, but if there is a high risk of compromising your Brazilian Butt Lift results, I would not want you to lose any weight. An in-person tummy tuck evaluation AND review of your BBL operation by an experienced plastic surgeon is a must to determine your best course of action.I wish you the best!
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Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Lose the Weight!
Hello! Hate to say it, but you are overweight, even borderline obese! I would lose some weight if possible. 141 pounds is considered normal for you, so shoot for that.
Once your weight is closer to normal, your tummy looks as though it would benefit from liposuction, muscle tightening, and skin removal, exactly what a tummy tuck delivers.
Best of success in your preparation for surgery!
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Thank you for your question! The best aesthetic outcome would certainly be obtained following the weight loss you described and possibly more to obtain optimal BMI (body mass index) that your surgeon recommends. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to help you through this process.
Should I get a Tummy Tuck now, or lose 15 pounds first
Tummy Tuck - Weight loss first?
Can you easily lose the weight
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/High Definition Procedures
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
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