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I want to have liposuction in the thigh area to reduce unsightly bulges and...

Q:

I want to have liposuction in the thigh area to reduce unsightly bulges and cellulite. I'm 37 and want to have a baby within the next year. Should I wait to have the surgery after pregnancy? My fear is that pregnancy will bring on excessive weight gain and the problem areas may worsen, so I would like to have it taken care of now. What is your opinion?

A:

Your end result will be much more predictable if you wait to have your surgery until you have completed your family size. Your best success will be achieved by taking a year after your childbirth to get on a good diet and exercise program, lose as much weight as you desire or are able, and then proceed with liposuction if you are still not happy with the appearance of your thighs. You may also want to consider some of the new treatments for cellulite after your liposuction....Cellulite is difficult to treat, but the combination of liposuction and laser assisted cellulite treatments can create a much smoother appearance.

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