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In a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons it was found that patients identified as obese were more likely to require emergency care following plastic surgery. The study looked at patients who had undergone tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, and blepharoplasty and found that those with a BMI that would quality as obese were 72 percent more likely to encounter postsurgical complications. This is one of the many reasons board-certified plastic surgeons require patients be close to their goal weight prior to undergoing a body contouring procedure.

Being close to your goal weight prior to body contouring is essential both for your safety and optimal results. When used for weight loss, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery pose significant health risks and will likely fail to produce pleasing contours. By contrast, when performed on patients who are good candidates based on factors including BMI, body contouring can be a highly effective and safe way to achieve the most desirable shape.

Board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole takes patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction very seriously. During your initial consultation he will listen to your concerns and fully assess your frame, enabling him to provide you with honest information about your body contouring options.

To schedule your free body contouring consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today.