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Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2015 years in practice
3M people helped
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I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

Depends on Situation: You may benefit from “consultation” with personal trainers and/or nutritionists. On the other hand, if you feel like you have reached a long-term stable weight, it may be time to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Sometimes procedures such as panniculectomy may be very helpful even though patients are not quite at their long-term stable weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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Hello doctors, i need help to effectively lose the last 15-20 pounds fast!?

Hello doctors, i need help to effectively lose the last 15-20 pounds fast!?

Why so fast? Mix up : The cardio ! eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
8 years in practice
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Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Calorie reduction: Losing weight is not just about exercising but calorie restriction is vital. You'll still need to balance your calories properly. Find a physician to get a plan of action or a nutritionist who can help you figure out the best kinda of diet for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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Should I be worried if I have lose 35 pounds over the last year and a half for no apparent reason? I am a 5'8, 20 year old male and now weigh 118 lbs.

Should I be worried if I have lose 35 pounds over the last year and a half for no apparent reason? I am a 5'8, 20 year old male and now weigh 118 lbs.

Weight loss: An unintentional weight loss of 35 lbs at your age and weight should be evaluated by a physician. Please make an appointment with your primary care doctor for a complete history and evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
10 years in practice
335K people helped
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I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

Easy part over: For about a year after surgery the surgery itself has done the work and weight loss has been relatively easy. From here on out unfortunately, any further weight loss is almost all up to you throught calorie restriction and exercise. Calories out has to be more than calories in.. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
10 years in practice
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I had gastric bypass 3 years ago, but am still trying to get the last 20 pounds off, how many calories a day should I consume to lose?

I had gastric bypass 3 years ago, but am still trying to get the last 20 pounds off, how many calories a day should I consume to lose?

More out than in..: Weight loss is a matter of burning more than you take in. A good place to start is around 1000 calories a day, make sure you keep up with your protein intake and your post bypass vitamins. Then you need to exercise to burn more than you take in.. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
44 years in practice
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How to lose the last 5 pounds?

How to lose the last 5 pounds?

Patience: Stay the course of exercise and calorie control. Give your body's metabolism a chance to balance itself at your new lower weight. Try not to watch the scale too much. Keep your doctor involved in your weight management routine, asking her to measure you as well as weigh you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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Why is it so hard for me to lose my last 10 pounds? I need some advice.

Why is it so hard for me to lose my last 10 pounds? I need some advice.

Advice: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
24 years in practice
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I'm 125 lbs but i would be happy to get down to 120 or 115. Any tips to lose these last few pounds?

I'm 125 lbs but i would be happy to get down to 120 or 115. Any tips to lose these last few pounds?

A few ideas: Here are some ideas to discuss with your physician or dietician: 1. Decrease your intake of carbs (breads, cakes, cookies, cereals, rice, pasta, muffins, etc.) while increasing protein and fresh vegetables. 2. Move around more, play, run around, or do a little more enjoyable e x e r c i s e. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I lose the last few pounds?

How can I lose the last few pounds?

The last few pounds: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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