It is a fact that not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. The BMI (Body Mass Index) is a diagnostic tool that Surgeons use to determine whether or not a patient can successfully undergo cosmetic surgery. When your BMI is no higher than 30, you are considered a good candidate. In case you have a BMI of 31-35, you may still be a candidate depending on the procedures that you are looking for. But most likely, Surgeons will recommend you to loose weight or, to undergo weight loss surgery.
What is exactly the BMI ?
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is the ratio of a person’s height to their weight squared. If you are 6’2” then you will have more tissue than someone who is only 5’2”. Cosmetic Surgeons use the BMI to determine if a patient has too much body fat. They need to ensure patient’s safety in order to achieve a successful outcome. The higher BMI, the higher risk when you undergo surgery. Besides, a high BMI can be the cause of certain diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, breathing issues, and type 2 diabetes, among others.
A Healthy BMI
When your BMI falls between 18.5 and 24.8 you are considered healthy. If your BMI is between 24.9 and 29.9, you are considered overweight. And if it is above 30, you are considered obese. These number ranges apply to women and men, regardless of age. With a BMI above 30, some lifestyle changes are recommended including diet and excercise in order to lose weight. It is important to keep in mind that procedures such as Tummy Tuck and Liposuction are not weight loss procedures. They only restore proper body proportion.
Weight Loss Surgery
If excercise and diet are not working and you are not loosing weight, then Weight Loss Surgery may be the right choice for you. It is minimally invasive and the results are undeniable. This type of surgeries have changed many peoples lifes in the blink of an eye. Patients feel relieved because there is no more carving for food. And they start loosing weight immediately after surgery. Then when your BMI is under 30, you can undergo cosmetic surgery to reshape your body and enhance your looks.
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Requesting your Firmquote™
If you are planning to have your cosmetic surgery done in the next couple of months, go ahead and request your firmquote: click here. It will include your medical history and photos. We will forward your complete file to our Surgeons in order to obtain their feedback and a taylor-made quote for you. We also invite you to check our standard price list in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple. You can also join our community where you can chat with any of us.
Requesting your Dental Firmquote™
If you would like to combine your surgeries with dental treatments, just fill in your medical history and upload your panoramic x-rays and photos. In the next couple of days we will provide you with a taylor-made quote and the Surgeons feedback. Go ahead and click here
Scheduling your Teleconsultation
Teleconsultation is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to connect you with your Surgeon abroad. You can read much more about it in my article: How to be Ready for your Teleconsultation. Once you have requested your firmquote, you will be offered a teleconsultation via zoom, meet, whatsapp or signal. Depending on your specific case, it may be complimentary or it may have a cost. It is fun and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns or doubts you may have. Go for it !