Q&A: Will an abdominoplasty help me lose half of my 350 lbs?

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I have been trying to lose weight for 10 yr and I want to know about the Abdominoplasty,is it for life or you gain the weight back.I'm 350lbs and I would like to get to 195-210.

- Willie


Keith Norton Marshall, DO - LocateADoc.com

  Having an Abdominoplasty will not get you where you want to be. You should consider having Bariatric Surgery first and you will lose over 100 lbs. then it will be better to have the Abdominoplasty after and you will lose even more. 
  Right now your weight is all over your body. Bariatric surgery will affect your weight over every part of your body. You are too heavy now to have a safe Abdominoplasty. 
  The best operation for you to lose the most weight is the gastric bypass. A Sleeve Gastrectomy will not get you enough weight off. You have to lose 100 lbs minimum to qualify for Abdominoplasty. Depends also on your insurance.
 Thanks. Best of luck.

--Keith Norton Marshall, DO
Warren, MI

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