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Do i need to lose weight before i can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do i need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now? .

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: If

If you are planning to lose 40 pounds, it is best to do so before having a tummy tuck, even a mini tummy tuck.
This will enhance your results and could potentially make your surgery safer.

In brief: If

If you are planning to lose 40 pounds, it is best to do so before having a tummy tuck, even a mini tummy tuck.
This will enhance your results and could potentially make your surgery safer.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: IT

It is best to be at a stable weight to achieve a longterm result.
If you plan on losing weight after the mini tummy tuck, it would be best to do that first. If you plan on gaining weight afterwards, don't do the procedure. Losing the weight is ideal for not only cosmetic reasons but for your overall health and to minimize perioperative risks.

In brief: IT

It is best to be at a stable weight to achieve a longterm result.
If you plan on losing weight after the mini tummy tuck, it would be best to do that first. If you plan on gaining weight afterwards, don't do the procedure. Losing the weight is ideal for not only cosmetic reasons but for your overall health and to minimize perioperative risks.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Better to lose wt.

As you lose weight, you'll have more looseness in the tummy skin.
Add your surgeon can correct it better for you, at your lighter weight. Plus, the result will look nicer. Think of the tummy tuck as a reward for the hard work of diet and exercise, rather than some sort of "jump start".

In brief: Better to lose wt.

As you lose weight, you'll have more looseness in the tummy skin.
Add your surgeon can correct it better for you, at your lighter weight. Plus, the result will look nicer. Think of the tummy tuck as a reward for the hard work of diet and exercise, rather than some sort of "jump start".
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Whenever, effects

You can have it whenever, just be aware of the effects of being slightly higher weight than optimal: less 'firm skin' afterwards, slightly higher chance of wound healing issues.

In brief: Whenever, effects

You can have it whenever, just be aware of the effects of being slightly higher weight than optimal: less 'firm skin' afterwards, slightly higher chance of wound healing issues.
Dr. John Walker
Dr. John Walker
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lose First

Patients planning on undergoing any type of body contouring surgery should try to be as close as possible to their long-term stable weight prior to undergoing surgery.
Doing so will undoubtedly improves safety and outcome. Most patients who have had pregnancies and/or significant weight loss, benefit much more from full time it took surgery then mini tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes.

In brief: Lose First

Patients planning on undergoing any type of body contouring surgery should try to be as close as possible to their long-term stable weight prior to undergoing surgery.
Doing so will undoubtedly improves safety and outcome. Most patients who have had pregnancies and/or significant weight loss, benefit much more from full time it took surgery then mini tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lose weight first

Once you lose weight you'll have much better result.

In brief: Lose weight first

Once you lose weight you'll have much better result.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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