Am I too big to have liposuction?

It is important to understand that liposuction is not a type of weight loss surgery. Removing too much excess fat through liposuction for weight loss purposes can lead to serious complications. The aim of liposuction is to remove stubborn fat that exercise and diet alone cannot shift. We therefore strongly recommend that you reach a stable weight before you have liposuction. Weight fluctuations after surgery could affect the results negatively.

Typically it is recommended that surgeons do not operate on patients if they have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30, this is due to safety reasons but also the surgeon may have better control of the results when a patient's BMI is within the range set.

Published: November 5th, 2020