Summer brings out bodily discomfort more than any other season. We want to wear shorts, skimpy tank tops, bathing suits or bikinis with confidence that our bodies look fit and healthy. Some people will have tummy tucks, butt lifts and mommy makeovers to achieve the look and level of comfort they desire.

As a plastic surgeon, I am in favor of all of those procedures when they are absolutely going to make a contribution to the wellbeing of the person. I always recommend, however, that if there is excess weight, that the individual lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery in order to achieve the most optimal results with the surgery.

I advise adopting a philosophy of eating that consists of a nutrient-rich lifestyle not a diet that allows the body to naturally adapt to a healthy weight and maintain that weight more or less permanently. I recommend and employ the nutritional stance
of Mark Sisson. You can read up on his suggested way of losing weight and gaining exceptional health at

This Paleo-type lifestyle eliminates sweets and dairy and consists of eight steps which include eating plenty of fish, animals and vegetables, moving around a lot at a slow pace, lifting heavy things, running really fast every once in awhile, getting lots of sleep, playing, getting some sunlight every day, avoiding trauma and poisonous things, and using your mind.

If you are considering any kind of body contouring surgical procedure or Gastric Bypass Surgery, please explore weight loss prior to surgery. And commit to making your lifestyle change permanent so that you can be assured of experiencing the most vital life moving forward.

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