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Hey y’all,

I had the sleeve surgery 2 years ago - lost 110 pounds (had lost 125 at my lowest weight).

I got a few consultations last week for PS in Miami and felt the most confident is the surgeon who sounds like a perfectionist and is doing a lower body lift plus muscle repair, Lipo, breast lift.

I’m feeling like I want to be at my lowest again (~165 pounds) so that everything can be as tight as possible so I’m probably going to cut carbs for the next month and a half. Is that silly since he’s doing lipo?

Does lipo end up actually impacting the scales? A few pounds of fat can be voluminous so I’m not expecting much.

Also for people who traveled to Miami, I’ll take recovery house recommendations.

and any other wisdom :)

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Very interesting. I will follow this thread

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some surgeons will tell you not to gain more than 10-15 lbs after plastic surgery because doing so can affect your results, so if you think you can get down to your lowest weight and stay there indefinitely, then go for it. However, if this new weight is your body's new set point (the weight it's happiest at), know that it will likely be a constant struggle to keep it lower since you'll be fighting biology to stay at that lower weight.

most people don't see a lot of loss after plastic surgery - usually five lbs tops. Although I suppose if they do A LOT of Lipo, it could be more. They did a ton of lipo on me (I lost over 200 lbs), but I didn't have a significant loss after plastic surgery. I looked a lot better, though - and my clothes fit better.

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Hi OP - best of luck with your plastics!

I think you have gotta be real in the runup to this surgery. If you have to crash diet to get to a certain *acceptable* (for you - in your head) weight beforehand then you might need to accept the fact that you'll have to diet to maintain it. Forever.

People who have WLS seem to bottom out 18-24 months after, and then regain 10-20lbs and THAT'S actually their new set weight - not the lowest weight they reached. I am bracing myself for that very experience right now.

Might be better to embrace your current weight, even it it isn't what or wanted or imagined you would end up at. If the surgeon gets rid of some more then that's a win.

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I think my set point is 175, which I maintained for 9 months. I went through a stressful time and gained another 10. I want to get back down to at least 175. I just figured it would be better to do that before my surgery.

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I lost weight with the idea that if it’s less fat then it’ll be less work, less hours, less money lol I’m about two months out

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Today is surgery day. I didn’t end up losing much, but I realized my desire to lose was motivated by fear that my surgery wouldn’t be “enough” and I would still feel fat.
I decided to let go and trust the process but I did start walking 10,000 steps a day to prepare.

I’m nervous, can’t sleep. Such a big change coming, it is just so unpredictable.

I will say, as I was losing and seeing my skin hang and wrinkle, I didn’t think it was gross or ugly, I was more curious and observant. I’m hoping that translates after surgery, during the long recovery.

Attaching before pics to track progress.

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You look great! Keep us posted!!

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