Does BMI Affect My Plastic Surgery Results?


All our aim is to find out our ideal weight. We know that everything has a balance in life and all our efforts are oriented  towards helping you be more fit and healthy. So the most commonly asked question is how to keep the ideal weight, especially for plastic surgery. In this regard, BMI is closely related to your plastic surgery result. Losing weight before plastic surgery helps to have less risk and more chances to have a successful result. Surgeons advise losing some weight to be prepared for an operation as well as the motivation after the surgery.  So let’s have a look at how BMI affects your surgery results.

What is BMI?

BMI indicates your body mass index. BMI is a body fat calculation based on your height and weight. So it has a direct impact on your surgery result, especially for liposuction. Before the operation, it is advised to have the BMI calculation with a doctor. Actually, whether you are having an operation or not the BMI is important for a balanced healthy lifestyle. 

How to Calculate your BMI?

BMI is formulated with weight and height, so if you know your weight and height here is the BMI Formula. BMI = KG /m2 which indicates the weight. There are so many online calculators that give you the result quickly. However, it is important how to read the result. Does the result show a healthy or overweight score? Here below you can find the necessary information on BMI results and how to interpret the results.

What is a healthy BMI?

Healthy numbers vary for men and women, that’s why customized BMI results are calculated by doctors before plastic surgeries. The healthy BMI range is accepted between 18.5 to 24.9 and you can interpret the result whether below or over. 

  1. BMI is below 18.5 percent = underweight
  2. BMI between 18.5 and  24.9 = normal
  3. BMI between 25  and  29.9 percent = overweight
  4. BMI at or above 30 percent: obese

If your BMI is under 18.5, then you are considered as underweight. In some range below 12 or so, it can be considered as severely underweight. The normal range for BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. If you find out that your BMI result is between 25 and 29.9 then you are considered overweight. In such cases, it is advised to lose some weight and follow up on the gym for your best before having plastic surgery. And another result is to find out the BMI is 30 or more shows the obese status. So, according to your BMI result, you can evaluate your lifestyle with gym, clean eating, strict diet, and finally polishing with liposuction or other needed procedure. Nobody wants to be overweight or obese so the earlier the better to take an action.

The Impact Of Bmi On Your Plastic Surgery

As it is mentioned before, the surgery itself will not help to reach your body’s challenge goals. And if you have over the range of BMI, it is probable that you have a longer recovery period. As it is seen that people who have higher BMI results have a weaker immune system that affects the recovery period after plastic surgery. As the immune system weakens it also extends the wound healing period. So that you should be more careful about the incisions and protect the wounds. 

A high rate of BMI dramatically increases the pain and the inflammation too. So not only the surgery helps to lose weight but to comfort your recovery period you should have an optimum BMI. Or else you should be more careful on protection, resting, avoiding danger, and hydrating the body before and after the plastic surgery.



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