Why You Should Lose Weight Before Your Cosmetic Surgery

If you are overweight and consideringf you are overweight and consideringf you are overweight and consideringf you are overweight andf you are overweight and consideringf you are overweight and consideringf you are overweight and consideringf you are sideringf you are overweight and considereight and considering cosmet considering cosmetic surgeing cosmetic surgery, you can takurgery, you can takurgery, you can take a few pounds before. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Martin Makary ffore. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Martin Makary ffore. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Martin Makary ffore. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins University by y the Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Marohns Hopkins University by Dr. Martin  Hopkins University by Dr. Martin Makary found that obesity was a factor that increases the risk of complications in patients undergoing et increases the risk oons in patincreases the risk oons in patients undergoing et incr the risk oons in patients undergns in patients undergoing et increases the rnts undergoing et increases the rnts undergoing et increases the risk of complications in patientsf complications in patients undergoing elective breast surgrgoing elective breast surgery.

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The study investigated patients undergoing elvestigated patients undergoing elective breast surgery 2002-2006 and included 2403 women in -2006 and included 240 in -2006 and included 2403 women in the obese group and 553 women in the obese group and 553 women in the obese group and 5597 in the group with normal weight.They found that the obese group, 18.3% had complications within 30 days after surgery compared to a rate of only 2.2% of complications in people with normal weight.Inwith normal weight.Interestingly, the differences between the two groups above in case rmal w above in case rmal weight.in  case rmal weight.in case rmal weight.Interestingl weight.Interestingly, the differences between the two gifferences between the two gifferences between the two groups above in case of inflammation in e of inflammation in obese patof inflammation in obese patients showed that 22 times morients showed that 22 times more frequent complications thaent complications than those wt complications the wt complications than those wt complications than those who are determined to have a normal weight have to normal weighal weight have to normal weightl weight have to normal weight have to suffer. They also have 13-times more susceptible to infection and 11 times more likely to report more likely to report more likely to report pain.
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In my practice, I counsel patientsactice, I counsel patients about potential risk factors that have a negative impact on thetive impact on their bottom line and do what I can to try, could solve them.  try, could solve them. In e and do what I can to try, could solve them. In this sense, the Co. In this sense, the Colorado than with only one o, the Colorado than with only one of ththe Colorado than with only one of the lowest rates of overweight aes of overweerweight aeses of overweerweight aes of overweight and therefore not a risk factor that re not a risk factor that I very often co that I very often considered especially breast augmentation or breast lift procedure. Instreast lift procedurer breast lift procedure. Instreast lift procedure. Instead, they aredure. Instead, they are normally see  are normall they are normally see  are normally sehey are normally see  are normaormally see  are normally see patients for the body to losor the for the body to losor the body to lose aents for the body to lose a few pounds before th few pounds before the  the body to lose a few pounds before thfore the  the body to lose a few pounds before the surgery to achiere the surgery to achieve he surgsurgery to achievto achieve he surgsurgery to achieve he achieve he surgsurgery to achieve he surgery to achieve optimal reachieve optimal resuhieve optimal results would benefit. I think if ybenefit. I think if ywould benefit. I think if you are over 30 to 40 ponefit. I think if yo 40 ponefit. I think if you are over 30 to 40 pounds r 30 to 40 pounds over their ide pounds over thei their ide pounds over their ideal body weight, unde pounds over their ideal body weight, unless extenuating ci unless extenuating circumsy weight, unless extenuating cirht, unless extenuating circumstances are different, yating circumstances are differencircuting circumstances are differencircumstances are differencircumstances are different, you should really try to lose weight es are different, you should really try to lose weightyou should really try to lose weight be are different, you should really try to lose weight be are different, you shlose weight be are different, you should really try to lose weight bu should really try to lose weight before surgery. In addition to increased risk factors, as shown in this study, there is also a refining capacity to create a better contour, if a patient is closest to your ideal weight.

That said, I recently saw a patient who is not close to their ideal weight, but had a significant extra abdominal skin and had problems with chafing and rashes. I suggested that we move forward with a tummy tuck (the muscles tighten and remove excess sagging skin) and then look to liposuction and additional restrictions on the road. In this case, this type of procedure permitted and justified the risks.

Regardless of the procedure that interests you, keep in mind a few things before going to the front. First make sure that you are ready physically and mentally for the surgery and recovery, and the fact that for good reason. Next, make sure the surgeon knows not only what they do, but if you prepare everything that is not exactly as planned decision.Since there are no guarantees in life, it is even more important, and be sure and the potential of your plastic surgeon's training, certification and experience. Ultimately, it makes all the difference in the world.


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