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Weight Recommendation Before Procedure?


1. I'm 5'2" - 150lbs, age 58 and not very toned. My ideal weight would be 120-125. I'm obviously not very good at losing weight or I wouldn't be considering Lipo . . . BUT . . . should I lose weight before having this procedure or seriously consider it now at my present weight? 2. How much weight could I expect to lose generally?


Certainly if you are considering any kind of surgery it would be best to be at your ideal weight. This is true with liposuction also. You get a better and safer result. 


Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. Being "not really good at weight loss" is really not an excuse. It really means that you just need to learn more about what makes you gain weight and figure out how to modify that. Do not try diets. They do not work since you never really change your tastes. That is why people Yo Yo. You need to gradually need to reduce the sugar and processed foods in your diet and balance the carbs with protein and fat at every meal and snack. Try Dr. Oz's You on a Diet for starters. After you have lost whatever you need to lose, then you can visit a Plastic Surgeon and see what you need to do for any stubborn areas or extra skin.


Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.  In fact, you will not lose much weight at all with liposuction, since fat does not weight much (i.e. it floats).  You should lose the weight before surgery to optimize the result.  This will likely require discipline on your part to adjust your diet and exercise.

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