The answer depends on your motivation and ability to lose the weight. We always recommend that a person lose as much weight as is comfortable until a plateau is reached, or the weight is just not coming off any longer. We request that our patients be committed to a lifestyle modification in diet and exercise, before we perform the after-weight loss procedures, so that the fat does not come back in other areas. Liposuction should never be used as a weight loss technique because the fat WILL return in other places. If you continue to eat an improper diet retaining the same weight or even gaining more weight, the fat will redistribute. Once people have mentally committed to these lifestyle changes, Liposuction and/or a Tummy Tuck can be an incredible motivator to jump start an even stronger commitment to diet and exercise. These procedures give you fast results and a new body to maintain.