How Much Weight Should I Lose for Tummy Tuck if I Am Planning on Liposuction As Well? (photo)

I am 22 and pregnant for now, before pregnancy i weighed 158 and am 5 ft 3 i am planning on tummy tuck lipo and breast lift with aug. I plan to lose weight and in fact had before we began trying for another baby i was down to 149 and we decided to have one more before i get my mommy makeover so i fell off the wagon. i was thinking about getting down to 140 and then scheduling a consultation, with all the procedures i want ??? also im 20 wks preg in pics stomach is bigger than norm

Doctor Answers 8

Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy

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After your pregnancy you should try to get to a comfortable weight that you feel you can maintain. Your plan sounds reasonable. Trying to lose weight after pregnancy can be discouraging, I recommend you try to eat as healthy as you can while you are pregnant so that you don't pack on a lot of unwanted pounds, better for you and better for your baby. Good Luck!!

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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The Mommy Makeover and the Ideal Weight

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It is best to undergo #MommyMakeover procedures when your weight has been stable for at least one year. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction. 

In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures.  We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures.  MWL (massive weight loss patients of  75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Weight Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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There will be no “magic number” to achieve;  the closer you are to your long-term stable weight, the better the outcome of the procedure performed.

 Best wishes.

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Mommy Makeover Weight Loss

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A consultation with your plastic surgeon will include goal weight to be achieved prior to body contouring with liposuction and/or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).  The closer one is to their goal weight will enhance the final outcome.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

How Much Weight Should I Lose for Tummy Tuck if I Am Planning on Liposuction As Well?

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Great planning and good luck. Seek 3 months post pregnancy in person evaluations from boarded PSs in your city. 

Losing Weight Before A #TummyTuck

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Wait until you are done with pregnancy and breast feeding to make any decision. And, the amount of weight to lose is the amount you will keep off. There is no reason to worry about this until you are 3-6 months post pregnancy and stable at your new weight.

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy makeover at an Ideal Weight

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I think you are very smart to set goals and plan ahead. You should make every effort to reach your "idea weight" before you  go through the surgery. That will help you acheive the best result.

Good luck,

Dr. I

Ronald Iverson, MD
Pleasanton Plastic Surgeon

Weight and Mommy Makeover

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140 sounds fine but you will get many opinions.   Ideally you will want to be close to the weight you plan for the rest of your life.  If you are going to all the process of a mommy makeover, it only makes sense to do your part and present with the weight for the rest of your life.  That may be 140 but it also may be 120.  At 120 a more accurate surgery could be done with a much better end point result.  My best,  Dr C.

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