Should I put on weight before a fat grafting procedure?
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Gaining weight may give more to harvest, but will shrink as you loose weight. It is better after a transfer that your weight remains stable.
Hello and thank you for your question. In general I do not think gaining an excessive amount of weight is a great way to have fat for fat grafting. Often the weight that you gain will also be gained in other areas you may not want to gain weight. I would speak to your surgeon specifically about what you can expect.
Theodore T. Nyame MD
Harvard-Trained Plastic Surgeon
Breast Fat transfer/ Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
I appreciate your question.
I do not recommend gaining weight for the procedure. For health and safety reasons, best to be at a BMI less than 30 or within 10 pounds of your goal weight and stable at that weight for 6 months prior to surgery for optimal results. Please discuss with your surgeon.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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