Wondering if extended tt with lipo is best for me and if I need to lose more weight before considering. (photos)
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Extended Tummy Tuck With Lipo?
Another consideration is that your BMI currently is over 30. There is plenty of data that shows that your risk of complications significantly increases with a BMI above 30, so you would really better off loosing more weight to get you BMI below 30. While it may not be easy, if you were to lose 30lbs your BMI would be less than 27 and you would be in a much better place to have the surgery. Not only will your complication risk be lower but your recovery will be easier and your results will be better. Think of it as training for a big event. An extended tummy tuck or body lift is a big surgery and you want to be in the best situation possible in order to get the very best outcome.
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Wondering if extended tt with lipo is best for me and if I need to lose more weight before considering.
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What weight do you realistically think you can maintain in the long-term? In other words, do you think you can keep the 30lb off if you lose it? The smaller you are at the time of surgery, the more skin can be removed, but it would be wasted effort if you gained the weight back. A stable weight after surgery is essential to maintain good results.
Your BMI of 31 increases your surgical risk, but so can the metabolic effects of too-rapid weight loss. Regardless of your weight, you should not have the surgery if your serum albumin (a measure of your body's protein supply) is low. In other words, don't crash-diet to get the weight off, or you'll actually increase, rather than decrease your risks.
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Wondering if extended tt with lipo is best for me and if I need to lose more weight before considering
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