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Should I improve my appearance by adopting a healthy lifestyle, or just go ahead and get the cosmetic surgery?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lifestyle first

It is in your best interest to adopt the healthy lifestyle first and use cosmetic surgery to accomplish goals which cannot otherwise be achieved.

In brief: Lifestyle first

It is in your best interest to adopt the healthy lifestyle first and use cosmetic surgery to accomplish goals which cannot otherwise be achieved.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both

A combination of both is most effective.

In brief: Both

A combination of both is most effective.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lifestyle 1st.

For many reasons, it is best to “adopt a healthy lifestyle” prior to undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery.
The best candidates for cosmetic surgery tend to be patients who are at their optimal medical, psychological, and psychosocial “health”. These patients present with “problem areas” that are resistant to improvement despite their healthy lifestyles. Best wishes.

In brief: Lifestyle 1st.

For many reasons, it is best to “adopt a healthy lifestyle” prior to undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery.
The best candidates for cosmetic surgery tend to be patients who are at their optimal medical, psychological, and psychosocial “health”. These patients present with “problem areas” that are resistant to improvement despite their healthy lifestyles. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Health-style trumps

It is always advisable to be in optimal shape before any surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is not a replacement for taking great care of your body with proper nutrition, exercise, non-smoking, limiting alcohol intake and being psychological healthy. Cosmetic surgery will improve the outer physical appearance but true beauty comes from within. Combine them both and you look and feel wonderful.

In brief: Health-style trumps

It is always advisable to be in optimal shape before any surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is not a replacement for taking great care of your body with proper nutrition, exercise, non-smoking, limiting alcohol intake and being psychological healthy. Cosmetic surgery will improve the outer physical appearance but true beauty comes from within. Combine them both and you look and feel wonderful.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why not both?

A healthy lifestyle is the obvious choice here, but it is not an either/or situation.

In brief: Why not both?

A healthy lifestyle is the obvious choice here, but it is not an either/or situation.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on problem

A healthy lifestyle is very important for all of us but it can't fix everything so you have to give more info.

In brief: Depends on problem

A healthy lifestyle is very important for all of us but it can't fix everything so you have to give more info.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lifestyle first

Diet and exercise are always the first line to improve appearance.
The patient will also be healthier all around. After this, if the paitent still wants surgery, the procedure usually gets a better result, with less stress on the patient. We send patients to the gym and have them come back to us for progress checks all the time.

In brief: Lifestyle first

Diet and exercise are always the first line to improve appearance.
The patient will also be healthier all around. After this, if the paitent still wants surgery, the procedure usually gets a better result, with less stress on the patient. We send patients to the gym and have them come back to us for progress checks all the time.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

That's never a bad idea but won't usually resolve what the patient is concerned about.

In brief: Yes

That's never a bad idea but won't usually resolve what the patient is concerned about.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Cosmetic surgery is typically more successful once a patient has achieved a stable healthy weight pre-operatively.
For example, losing as much weight as you can before a tummy tuck or a breast reduction will only improve your results. Most plastic surgeons will advise their patients to lose as much weight as possible and, more importantly, achieve a stable weight before undergoing surgery.

In brief: Yes

Cosmetic surgery is typically more successful once a patient has achieved a stable healthy weight pre-operatively.
For example, losing as much weight as you can before a tummy tuck or a breast reduction will only improve your results. Most plastic surgeons will advise their patients to lose as much weight as possible and, more importantly, achieve a stable weight before undergoing surgery.
Dr. Bauback Safa
Dr. Bauback Safa
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