Is it better to get lipo looking like this or 2nd picture? (Photo)
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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting
Weight Gain Not Recommended For Tumescent Liposuction
Thank you for your question and photos.
If I had a prospective patient approach me with your physique (from your photos) I would question the need for abdominoplasty. Based on the in-person assessment, I would advise tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia using a microcannula for the fine tuning and finesse sculpting your body would require. Or suggest a non-invasive treatment to target the stubborn areas.
Weight gain before surgery is not advised as it imposes risk. Best of luck!
Abdominoplasty or liposuction?
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California
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Planning a liposuction
- I would not gain weight before surgery - you should be at your normal weight.
- It isn't clear to me what your surgeon will accomplish for you -
- Your muscles are not separated and the skin does not appear very loose -
- You may just need liposuction -
- Or else, the photo isn't telling the whole story.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Do not gain weight
This is especially true for liposuction. Based on your pictures I seriously question you having an abdominoplasty.
You may have some skin laxity but it does not look like it warrants a abdominoplasty.
No matter how talented the plastic surgeon is a i'm Domino plasty will still leave some unnatural shapes, contours and scars.
to me you look great as it is.
Well done liposuction can help give better definition and take some of your subcutaneous fat off.
If you had a consultation with someone who recommends an abdominoplasty then I recommend having several second opinions(I guess it's not a second opinion if you have more than two).
Make sure you're in the hands of an experienced, ethical and talented board-certified plastic surgeon.
continue with weight loss and exercise.
Based on your pictures with further weight loss an continued exercise you may not need any intervention.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
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