I want a Tummy Tuck & my BMI is over 40. Should I have reservations that one doctor will do the surgery and another will not?
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A BMI greater than 30 does increase your chances of postoperative complications, I would suggest against those surgical procedures at your current weight.
All the best!
Dr. Tony Perkins.
Plastic Surgery of Short Hills
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BMI and tummy tuck
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Firstly well done on the weight loss!!!!! Bariatric surgery can be a hard road and takes lots of commitment. It is in no way an easy solution for weight loss.
Now to your question, whilst BMI is not a hard and fast indicator for surgery, at a BMI of 43 you would be at significant risk for complications both surgical and anaesthetic. Also, and just as important, you are not going to get a great aesthetic result at your current weight.
I know at times the weight loss can seem like an insurmountable hurdle, but if you can get your weight down further you are going to do much better from your operation.
So don't give up, keep at it, you are on the right track. When you reach your target weight go back to the surgeon who said he wouldn't touch you until you were under 175 lbs!!!!!
Best of luck
Tummy tuck surgery with BMI over 30
I totally understand about the urgent for you to finally get rid of the saggy skin on your abdomen but you have to acknowledge that YOU want a successful surgery, no local or systemic complications that may put your life at jeopardy, WE as care providers want exactly the same for you.
You should be at least on a BMI no higher that 30-33
be encouraged. Yes you can!!!!
send you a hug of encouragement.
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