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Should I Lose Weight before Liposuction as part of a Mommy Makeover in Maryland? Jeffrey Schreiber, MD on 16 Oct 2017

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Many women seeking a Mommy Makeover in Maryland wonder whether or not they need to lose weight before their liposuction procedure. An important thing to remember is that liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure or as a way to treat obesity. Before scheduling the procedure it is important to know whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.

Liposuction is meant for people getting a Mommy Makeover in Baltimore who have stubborn remaining deposits of fat that have not gone away in spite of exercise and dieting. Such patients continue to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but would be happier if they could somehow lose that last bit of flab. According to the American Medical Association, ideal patients are no more than 30 percent above the ideal weight for their body type. If you require losing some weight to fall into this category, you should begin a safe exercise regimen.

When losing weight before liposuction you should take care to make it a healthy weight loss and perhaps seek the advice of a professional weight loss consultant. Sudden or drastic weight loss from crash dieting or excessive exercising can cause stress on your body which is not good prior to any procedure. Additionally, your body will need some time to stabilize the weight before having surgery.

Aside from falling into certain weight ranges, an ideal candidate for liposuction will also have elastic skin and some muscle tone. Being in good health is also of utmost importance, and the prospective liposuction patient should not have any health issues that will hinder a speedy recovery. If you smoke you should quit smoking for a good amount of time before having the procedure.

As stated previously, liposuction is not meant to be a way to lose weight. It is ideally a way for people who have engaged in a healthy regimen of diet and exercise but feel like they could benefit from a little further body contouring. Having specific goals and realistic expectations along with a positive disposition are just as important in getting great results from liposuction as any of the previously stated factors.

If you are considering liposuction or any other form of plastic surgery in Baltimore, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon to get advice on which procedures are best for your specific goals.

For more information questions about Mommy Makeovers, or any other plastic surgery in Baltimore, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber and the Baltimore Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center. Our friendly staff will happily answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Call (410)205-1846 today.

Jeffrey Schreiber, MD

Jeffrey Schreiber, MD

Dr. Schreiber is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He earned both his B.A. in Biology and M.D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. Dr. Schreiber was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He completed general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD followed by an integrated general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland plastic surgery program. He received the Upjohn award for clinical research, and he has published numerous plastic surgery articles.
Jeffrey Schreiber, MD