Tummy Tuck - What does your BMI have to be?

Doctors have different cutoffs for body mass index (BMI). If a patient has a BMI over 30, considered obese, the surgeon will not operate on them. But BMI doesn't always tell the whole story because it doesn't account for distribution of fat. For example, if a patient has a BMI over 30 but most of the fat is in the legs and thighs, then they still may be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. Check with your surgeon to see if they have a cutoff.

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