How much weight should i lose before tummy tuck?
Ideal Body Weight Before Tummy Tuck
I generally recommend that patients reach their ideal body weight prior to considering tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery.
That said, there are different fat distribution patterns that can either improve or impair a good tummy tuck result. The typical female fat distribution pattern (gynoid) stores excess fat in the hips, flanks and lower abdomen.
The male distribution (android) accumulates fat inside the abdomen (the “beer belly”). In general, if you are overweight with a female fat distribution, a tummy tuck will still provide a nice result. If you are overweight with a male-type fat distribution, however, a tummy tuck will NOT yield a nice result.The photos above demonstrate a combination of the two with a tendency toward the female pattern. As I mentioned, the ideal body weight is best for surgery, but a tummy tuck could be successful with a good result based on the photos above. (Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD, Melbourne Plastic Surgeon)
It looks to me that you do need lo loose weight before the procedure. If you do, then your results will be the expected ones. Extended Tummy tuck Liposuction in the waist, upper and lower back. Fat grafting in to buttocks. (Jaime Campos Leon, MD, Mexico Plastic Surgeon)
From your photographs you would appear to be a good candidate now for an abdominoplasty, if you lost 20 pounds you would be an excellent candidate and would get a better result. If your weight has pleateaued tnen now is okay. (Jeffrey Zwiren, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Ideal weight for tummy tuckThe ideal weight for any body contouring surgery, including tummy tuck, is that patient’s stable and prefereably low weight. Patient’s who have a BMI over 30 are at increased rissk of complicatoins associated with surgery and many surgeons will not offer a tummy tuck to such patients. At times surgeons will consider surgery for patients with a BMI of 30-35, altthough this has still more risks. Google CDC adult BMI calculator to calculate your BMI. (Michael B. Tantillo, MD, Boston Plastic Surgeon)
Weight loss before tummy tuck
You could have a tummy tuck now, however, if you lose a bit more weight before surgery you will have a better result and a lower risk of complications. Liposuction of the flank (love handle) area will also add to your final result. You should consult with a few plastic surgeons now however while you begin to lose some weight that way you will be better prepared for surgery. (William Bruno, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)
Tummy tuck and weight lossIt’s always best to be as close to your desired or ideal weight as possible before having surgery. Nevertheless, it never hurts to have a consultation and come up with a game plan.
Based on your photos, it seems that you are a good candidate for tummy tuck and liposuction of your hips (love handles). Weight loss may not be required but always makes the surgery easier and sometimes contributes to better results and recovery. (Richard L. Zeff, MD, Portsmouth Plastic Surgeon)
SInce you don’t reveal your height and weight, I can’t look at your BMI, or body mass index. Most surgeons will discourage surgery for patients whose BMI is above 30 (you can calculate this on line). If you are planning to lose more weight, you will have a better outcome once you have reached your goal. Were you to get TT today, and then lose say 50 pounds, you may well have loose skin that would not have been present had you waited. (Jourdan Gottlieb, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)I recommend to my patients that they should be close to their ideal body weight prior to surgery. It appears you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck and if you are happy with your weight, then you should go for a consultation. (Lisa M. DiFrancesco, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Weight Loss and Tummy Tuck
It looks like from these photos that you are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck with liposuction. I usually do recommend that patients are at or near their ideal stable weight prior to a tummy tuck. This helps decrease the risk of complications as well as maximize their overall end result. (Niki Christopoulos, MD, FACS, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)