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Mature couple walking side by side on hikeMany of us have weight loss goals we’re working toward, but what happens when you plan to lose weight and are also considering getting facial plastic surgery?

Which should come first — the weight loss or the surgery? Here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect procedure and get the smooth, natural-looking results you’re hoping for.

What Is a Healthy Weight to Achieve before Plastic Surgery?

First and foremost, your health and safety are top priorities when planning any plastic surgery procedure. Generally speaking, it’s recommended that your BMI is under 30 before moving forward with cosmetic surgery. This helps to minimize the risk of complications during and after your procedure.

Facial plastic surgery might motivate you to live your best life and lose weight. Keep this in mind when planning your procedure.

Secondly, consider your goals for both weight loss and your facial plastic surgery. If you’re striving to lose a significant amount of weight, know that it will affect the fat content of not just your body, but your face as well. So if you are planning on losing a significant amount of weight, it will be best to reach your weight loss goal before your cosmetic procedure.

Which Procedure Are You Considering?

Some facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty, won’t necessarily be affected by weight loss or gain. In this case, as long as you are at a healthy weight to move forward with surgery, you may be able to continue working on your fitness goals afterward.

 

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Should You Lose Weight before Having Facial Plastic Surgery?
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Should You Lose Weight before Having Facial Plastic Surgery?
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Should you lose weight before facial surgery? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Waleed Ezzat of Boston, Massachusetts has the answer to this common question.
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