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I had a face lift at age 50 and 132 pounds. It went well. Last year I went up to 145 pounds because of some medication I was on. I was advised to lose weight because of pre diabetes and high cholesterol. I am presently at 126 pounds 5'4 inches and 55 years old. Now my face lift looks like it needs to be revised and I wish I had lost the weight before I got the facelift So I am wondering-I am probably at my ideal body weight now but if I decide to redo the lift-maybe I should lose another 5 pounds so it lasts longer. What are your thoughts? I can do this but I am wondering if this will make the results better if I lose the weight now, have the surgery then regain the weight or am I just playing havoc with my health?
Congratulations on your weight loss! But I'm sorry to hear about your face lift having to be re-done.
Since the change in weight is what causes the fluctuation in hanging skin, it would probably be best to get yourself to a maintainable healthy weight for the long term before having your procedure. There's no reason to force yourself down a few pounds only to gain it back shortly after your face lift - that seems like it could potentially be unhealthy for you.
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