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Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Does cosmetic surgery help overweight people to look thinner?

Not the best choice: The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is not for weight reduction. Overweight people can "look thinner" through safe weight loss with a proper dietary and exercise regimen. Sometimes if unsuccessful, bariatric surgery can be considered. After an overweight person has lost weight, then cosmetic surgery can be considered if needed to reduce stubborn areas of fat or loose skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

My aunt is severely overweight. Will she have to have cosmetic surgery to reduce her weight?

Not cosmetic surgery: Gastric bypass or lap-band surgery is often recommended for patients with morbid obesity. It works, and can prolong life, not to mention improve lifestyle and everyday activities of living! this is not "cosmetic" surgery at all, and it may even be covered by insurance. Once the weight is lost, the loose skin that remains will require elective cosmetic surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there cosmetic surgery for calf and foot which has already had surgery to correct talipes but calf is thinner and arch still high & needs support?

Is there cosmetic surgery for calf and foot which has already had surgery to correct talipes but calf is thinner and arch still high & needs support?

Can you ask: The question over. Forget the fact a surgery was already done. What is the problem now? You don't like the way the calf looks because it is thinner ??? ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery make me look attractive?

Can cosmetic surgery make me look attractive?

Realistic expectatio: It is very important to have realistic expectations prior to deciding for cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get cosmetic surgery help for free?

If you mean: Getting the surgery for free - that's unlikely. Even at a resident-run clinic, you'd still have to pay for anesthesia, supplies, and a facility fee. ...Read more

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Is it possible to finance cosmetic surgery with bad credit?

Is it possible to finance cosmetic surgery with bad credit?

Yes, but....: It is harder as most of the financing agencies will look at your credit of course. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic surgery to correct tear trough deformity ?

Is there a cosmetic surgery to correct tear trough deformity ?

Tear trough trouble: Correction of the tear trough can be accomplished with fillers (injectable), fat grafts, fat flaps, implants, or mid face lift. ...Read more

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What to do if I am unhappy with the results of my cosmetic surgery?

See your surgeon: Sorry to hear you are unhappy with your surgery. The first step is to return to your surgeon to discuss your concerns. Most cosmetic surgeons will do their best to make you happy. If that doesn't help, then get a second opinion. Ask friends for a recommendation or look for reviews online. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Check online: There are companies online such as carecredit.com that will give people loans for cosmetic surgery. I do not have any personal experience with these companies, so pursue at your own risk. If you have seen or will be seeing a plastic surgeon, they may have suggestions as well. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more