BMI stands for “Body Mass Index”. It’s a measurement that takes into account your height and weight and it correlates them to body fat estimation in men and women. It is a very helpful tool to assess whether you have a healthy weight. The only exception is if you are an athlete or body builder. In this case you may have a higher weight, but you are obviously in good physical condition.
For optimal results in body contouring in plastic surgery (such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, etc, etc), we prefer BMI to be maintained between 20 to 25 at the time of surgery. Higher BMI’s have been linked to higher risks of anesthetic complications and wound healing problems. Note that this is the same link to other health related issues such as diabetes, heart disease and breathing problems such as sleep apnea.
Find out what your personal BMI is by using our calculator.
To find out more about BMI, go to the CDC website.
Online forms are used to keep your information up to date, save you time, and to provide additional resources for patient care and education.
Download and print the following package, it contains the Patient Information form, Health History form, Financial policy and HIPAA policy. Please present them on your next visit to our clinic.