I don't know what I should have done: I'm 4'11 n I weigh 170 pound. (photos)
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I don't know what I should have done: I'm 4'11 n I weigh 170 pound.
What Should I Have Done?
To get you the best shape utimately, preoperative weight loss would be the safest course of action in your case. I recommend talking with your doctor about weight loss measures, including guided diet/exercise or bariatric surgery. Doing any procedure on you at the moment carries a high risk of complications, and results that wouldn't be that spectacular.
Best Operation for me?
In my practice, I do not ask specific patients to achieve a specific weight prior to proceeding with tummy tuck surgery. I simply ask patients to achieve a long-term stable weight where he/she feels comfortable and does not expect significant fluctuation postoperatively. As you know, recruiting other professionals such as personal trainers, nutritionists, physicians who specialize in weight loss concerns etc. may be helpful to you. When the time is right, seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be your next/best step. Best wishes.
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I am truly sorry you are struggling with your weight.
At the moment, liposuction and a tummy tuck won't help you much.
I suggest you ask your regular doctor to refer you for help with weight loss and possibly bariatric surgery.
Once your weight is down, you can get great results from surgery.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Best of luck!
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