What is the best procedure for me to have? Lipo, a tummy tuck or something else? (Photo)
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Best Procedure: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction
First it is important to realize that a tummy tuck and/or liposuction are body sculpting procedures and not weight loss procedures. (Bariatric surgeries are for weight loss.) It's great that you are trying to eat a healthy diet and exercise. Don't be discouraged. You may be losing body fat and gaining muscle mass which may account for the weigh gain. Increased muscle mass will burn more fat. It will take time to achieve your goal.
Currently you weigh 16st (224 lbs.) and would like to weigh 12st (168 lbs.). At 5'4" your current BMI is 38.4
For a tummy tuck, ideally, your BMI should be 35 or below. That would put you about 14.6st (204 lbs.). I believe that is a realistic weight loss goal.
You also mentioned that you may want more children. Have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options regarding surgery. You may want to wait until you are done childbearing.
I hope this helps. Chin up! You can do it!
What is the best procedure for me to have? Lipo, a tummy tuck or something else?
Thank you for your question.
If you have a big belly that makes you unhappy and you are not happy about the look of it, if you have experienced skin sagging on your abdominal area after a weight loss, if you are unhappy with the sagged look of your abdominal area after the pregnancy, if you had a liposuction operation and now your belly is sagged; then you can get benefit from a Tummy Tuck operation.
Tummy Tuck operation is performed under general anesthesia and it takes to perform the procedure nearly 3 hours when it is performed by a team of plastic surgeons. It is really important to decrease the operation duration to give less anesthesia to the patient yielding a better postoperative period to the patient. You will be advised not to eat 6 hours before the surgery and that is all! You will get a physical examination by your surgeon and anesthetist. After the examination; we will prepare you for the surgery. You will receive a sedation in order to reduce the preoperative anxiety and fell yourself more comfortable.
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