What does your Body Mass Index (BMI) have to do with liposuction? Often, the doctor you see prior to having liposuction done will want to measure your body mass index. This is a means of working out how much fat is in your body. It compares your height with your weight. While you may think that the more fat you have the more likely a candidate you are for liposuction, this is simply not true.
BMI and liposuction
Doctors usually consider anyone with a BMI of more than 34 to be obese and not suitable for liposuction. It would be better for them to choose another procedure such as gastric banding or stomach reduction surgery, but even before this is done, they would have to lose weight through dieting and exercise. This is because an obese person is at more risk of complications during and after major surgery.