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Rachel Lewis
one month ago
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Planning Ahead

When I got pregnant with my son I gained a lot of weight, well 11 years later the weight is still there plus some. I have lost 42lbs already and have about 55 left to lose to get to my goal. I know I will need a breast lift and implants and most likely a tummy tuck. Should I consult with a surgeon now to develop a plan or wait until I get to my goal weight?

Procedure: Mommy Makeover
Type: Question

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Farid Mozaffari
ASPS Surgeon

Consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon earlier in your process is a very good idea to set up goals and expectations. Also it gives your surgeon an opportunity to see your progress and plan accordingly.

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Omar Beidas
ASPS Surgeon

It is always a good idea to seek advice early on so expectations are set appropriately. I always tell patients to get to their goal weight before surgery, but always welcome visits before hand to discuss progress and goals. I would be happy to evaluate you and discuss just that. Please reach out to our office if you are interested. Best of luck to you!

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Baruch Jacobs
ASPS Surgeon

It’s great that you’ve already lost almost half of your desired weight. It’s always a good idea to see your plastic surgeon will before the date of your requested surgery. We can discuss all of your potential options and he can evaluate your expectations. He can also let you know what your weight should be to get optimal results. You can also decide together the order of your surgeries if they need to be staged for any reason.Please reach out to our office if you have any other questions. Good luck and again congratulations on your weight loss.

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John Obi
ASPS Surgeon

Naturally nothing can compare with an in person consultation. It might be a good idea to meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at a convenient time to establish a relationship and to discuss what the potential options for treatment would include. It also would allow you time to prepare your schedule for the procedure(s) and the necessary post operative recuperation. Keep up the good work with your weight management!

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