The Importance of BMI (Body Mass Index)

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Posted: November 5, 2018

Body Mass Index Chart For Men & Women

BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index, is calculated based on a person's height and weight. The resulting number indicates whether a person is underweight, normal, overweight or obese.

BMI is an important factor when it comes to plastic surgery. Having a high BMI can increase the risk of having a complication during and/or after surgery.

Without doubt, the closer a person stabilizes her or his weight around a BMI at or below 30, and preferably around 25-27, they will have the chance to have better results and a safer outcome.

A patient with a high body mass index could have a delayed healing process, fluid collection, or more serious problems such as blood clots, pneumonia and infection. This is why it is important to have a healthy BMI.  It is also best to talk to your Plastic Surgeon about any health issues you may have as this may also cause a delay in healing surgery wounds.  You become a better candidate for plastic surgery procedures when you are at a healthy weight for your height.  You have the power to decrease your risk through diligent diet and exercise.

Of course the BMI does not give the entire picture, so I would consult with a Dr. Perez in consult and have a plan outlined for you.

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