Would I need to lose weight before a tummy tuck or upper/lower body lift?

If u desire +results. Only if you desirable an optimal result.
You should. Body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks (witch hazel) and body lifts are for patients who are at or near their ideal stable body weight. Losing weight first will provide you a much better longer lasting result as well as minimize the risk of surgical complications.
Depporends... On what you weigh and what your target is. Because these procedures remove excess skin and fat from localized areas, they are not for weight loss--if you have them and lose significant weight, much of their benefit will be lost and you will have excess skin again! i ask my patients to be within 10-15 pounds of their target weight before having these operations.
Maybe. If you are quite overweight, losing weight will make a definite difference in the quality of your outcome. I advise my patients to get to a weight they feel they can maintain over time and then have surgery. Gaining a lot of weight after surgery subtracts from the outcome as well.
Tummy Tuck Weight. In a perfect world, you should lose the majority of your ideal weight loss before the tuck tuck procedure. However, it is absolutely possible to have the procedure without attaining your ideal weight. It is only necessary that your weight be stable. Having said that, you will have the best result if you lose weight first.

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Which is better a tummy tuck or an upper/lower body lift?

Indications. A tummy tuck will tighten the abdomen. The body lift extends the tightening to the thighs and buttocks too. While this is attractive the amount of wounds to heal is three times greater and healing problems with a one-stage body lift are greater. For the appropriate, thin candidate i will do a one-stage lift but most are still overweight and are better served by staging it in two surgeries. Read more...
Depends. If your loose skin is confined to the abdomen such as after childbirth, a tummy tuck is great. If you have had massive weight loss and have loose skin in multiple areas, a tummy tuck will be insufficient, and a lower body lift (circumferential beltlift) is more appropriate. Most plastic surgeons perform tummy tucks, (witch hazel) but few are experienced in body lifts, so the latter is often not recommended. Read more...
Where is lax skin? It really depends on your pattern of skin laxity. Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are fantastic for treating loose skin on the lower belly associated with lax rectus muscles typically following pregnancy. More extensive weight loss following bariatric surgery or dieting is usually better addresses with a upper/lower body lift, breast lift, arm and thigh lift, etc. Let your surgeon help you decide on results you seek. Read more...
Tuck vs Body Lift. A body lift addresses more laxity at the sides and back. A tummy tuck is tuned to the front of the abdomen mainly. It is really a matter of where your problem areas are and how much surgery/risk you are willing to entertain at once. Larger scale surgery is higher in risk so many patients stage the surgery over different days to allow safer more predictable healing. Read more...
Not interchangable. If you have a significant amount of redundant lower back skin then you are a better candidate for a lower body lift. A tummy tuck only addresses the problem of loose redundant skin in the abdomen. Read more...
Depends on Goals. A Lower Body Lift includes a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a thigh lift, and a buttock lift. The lower body lift can be performed in one surgical session, or in stages. It addresses stomach, outer thighs, hips, and posterior buttocks. It is often performed following massive weight loss.

A tummy tuck addresses the skin, fat, and muscle in the abdomen without addressing the other areas. Read more...

I'd ike a tummy tuck or lower body lift, but want to know how much it will take off?

2 different surgery. These are two very different surgeries. The goal should not be weight loss but removal or redundant or lax skin, suprisingly the amount of skin removed does not weigh as much as it would seem. In most tummy tucks (witch hazel) the weight of the specimens range from 2-4 pounds. Of course exceptions do exist and upwards of 40 pounds have been removed but this is extreme and does involve significanlty more risks. Read more...
Depends on laxity. Depending on how much of your excess is skin versus fat/skin combination, the amounts removed will vary. If your skin is very lax (stretch marks), significant skin can be removed, requiring a repositioning of your umbilicus. If there is lots of fat, surgeons will often recommend doing a larger volume liporeduction first, allowing that to heal and followed by a smaller length of tummy tuck incisn. Read more...
It depends. The amount to be removed depends on your tissues, laxity, and excess skin and subcutaneous tissue. A full examination can help determine the best procedure for you and the amount to be removed. Read more...
Just ask and see. Ask to see before and after pictures of women with similar issues as you. Also ask to see where the incision lines will be. You will also be surprised how little that removed tissue weighs, since these procedures should never be considered weight-reducing procedures. Read more...
They vary and... How much weight or tissue? These operations vary a great deal between patients so you will need to ask this question of your surgeon and he will have to make a "guess-ti-mate.". Read more...
Not wt loss surgery. This is not a surgery that should be performed to achieve weight loss. It is typically performed after weight loss and in most instances of people at their ideal weight amounts to about 2-8 pounds. Read more...

Is a thigh lift included in a lower body lift? I have lost a lot of weight and am planning to have a lower body lift. Is a thigh lift included, or is that a separate procedure? .

I . I am assuming you are talking about a medial thigh lift, which would not be included as part of what most surgeons would perform during a lower body lift... Consult a plastic surgeon for details on these procedures. Best of luck to you. Read more...
Usually . Usually this is a separate procedure and again it depends on the surgeon.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
Thigh . Thigh lift consists of two parts: 1. A buttocks lift with the lateral thigh lift and 2. The inner thigh lift. Your surgeon should discuss these options as well the approach to your surgery ahead of time. Make sure you understand what is being done and explain your concerns so that the surgeon understands you needs. Good luck from nyc for more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com. Read more...