How important is it to be at a weight prior to a facelift? Lost 20 lbs. Should I work on the additional 30 lbs first? (Photo)
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Further Weight Loss Prior to Facelift?
If you truly realistically think that you will be losing another 30 lbs, then you should achieve the additional weight loss prior to your facelift surgery. Typically any weight loss less than ten pounds or so will not make a noticeable difference.
Weight loss and facelift
you appear to be an excellent candidate for a facelift. Many patients are concerned that if they have a facelift and lose more weight, they will need the facelift redone. I have never seen that become an issue. There would be no problem having a facelift done at this point.
Facelift and 20 pound weight loss
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Weight loss before surgery
If you have well defined plans to lose weight then it is best to lose it first. Thirty pounds is a significant amount of weight. The concern obviously is that with a large amount of weight loss after the facelift you could need additional work to revolumize the face(which can be done during the facelift if you go ahead and lose the weight), or that you would have skin redundant laxity of the face with the volume loss(like deflating a balloon). If you are willing to accept these potential risk then you could proceed. It is best ofcourse to be evaluated in person and have these discussions face to face so that the surgeon can evaluate you. Best of luck and congratulation on your weight loss achievement.
Facelift and weight loss
Ideal body weight for a facelift procedure
Get to Your Goal Weight First
Yes, I would urge you to be very close to your goal weight before undergoing a facelift. If you are actively continuing to lose weight, you'll want to reach a point of equilibrium before pursuing surgery. I say "equilibrium" because you want to be at a weight you can easily maintain. The main reason: It's difficult to predict how the face responds to weight loss or gain. For some patients, the face remains essentially unchanged; for others, there are significant volume fluctuations in the face. This can make the results less predictable. Once you are at a comfortable weight that you can maintain, your surgeon will be able to give you a better idea of your expected outcome. Best of luck to you.
Ideally, Lose the Weight First
The best scenario is that you are at your “best weight” prior to the facelift. Losing weight afterwards might lead to more excess skin. If you are considering fat transfer at the same time as the lift and you lose weight afterwards, you might still need more fat to give you full midface replenishment.
Weight Loss & Facelift
Dear Sunny Shine,
It is always best to be as close as possible to a maintainable weight prior to getting any kind of surgery. In general, I like my facelift patients to be within 10 pounds of their goal weight. Otherwise, any future weight gain or loss could adversely affect your results. Hope this helps.
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