I am a 41 yr old female and I weigh about 285 lbs. My height is 5 ft 9 in. How much weight must I lose to have a Body lift?

A: body weight for a body lift

You should be close to your ideal weight prior to having a body lift or any body contouring procedure.  Once you have been at a stable weight, for about one year, then you would be a good candidate for a body lift procedure.  There is no specific number that you should be, but you should be at a weight that you are comfortable with and that you feel you can maintain.  The surgery itself only removes a few  pounds (mostly skin)  and should not be thought of as a weight reduction procedure.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling a body lift procedure.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno