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Carianne Rons asks:
Hi my name is Carianne I was thinking of having a tummy tuck with lipo and I now weigh 156.0lbs so how much weight do I need to loose to have a tummy tuck with lipo done

On: 03/11/2014 07:25 pm

To doctors from: Colorado

Category: Tummy


DrConstanceBarone on 03/13/2014 10:32 am wrote:
There is NO specific weight, as long as you are stable at that weight and do not intend to lose more weight now is a good time to meet with the physician. Best of Luck!
DrMennenGallas on 03/12/2014 03:18 pm wrote:
There is not a specific weight that you need to achieve to be a candidate for the procedure. If your weight is stable now would be a good time to meet with a plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
DrSamSukkar on 03/12/2014 03:02 pm wrote:
Hi Carianne,
If you think you are at a stable point, then I would definitely proceed with a Lipo-Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck). If you would like to loose 20+ lbs then it would be best to wait until you have reached that point to proceed with your surgery.

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DrDustinReid on 03/12/2014 02:37 pm wrote:
Hi Carianne. I agree with the others that it sounds like you are ready. If your weight is stable, it's time to take the next step to looking awesome!
DrJamesFBoynton on 03/12/2014 02:02 pm wrote:
It sounds to me like you are ready. I don't think you absolutely have to a certain amount of weight. If your weight is relatively stable I think you are fine. I would also agree that you need to choose a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery.
DrFrankAgullo on 03/12/2014 12:30 pm wrote:
It sounds like you are ready to undergo your tummy tuck. Most patients are ready when their weight loss plateaus. If you believe you are going to loose more than 20 lbs, the wait. Otherwise oh ahead. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to be certain.
DrAndrewWolfe on 03/12/2014 11:47 am wrote:
Hi Carianne,

Thank you for your question. The results of a tummy tuck and liposuction will be all the better if you are under a BMI of 30 and/or near your goal weight. That being said, in my practice, we do not necessarily focus on the patient having a BMI of a certain number in order to perform a tummy tuck. Our focus is more about are you at a stable weight that you can maintain without fluctuation? If your answer is yes, I say go for the tummy tuck. If you intend to (and realistically think that you will) lose an additional 20 pounds or so, I would advise you to wait on the tummy tuck until after you have lost the weight.

Andrew J. Wolfe, M.D.