BMI and Liposuction Safety


A new study published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that people with a BMI of 30 or higher are at a much larger risk of complications following liposuction surgery. Researchers reviewed more than 4,500 liposuction procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons to reach their conclusion, adding to the long held belief that liposuction should not be used for weight loss.

Board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey holds the comfort and safety of our patients as top priorities. As such, he will not perform liposuction on men and women who are not close to their ideal BMI. However, unlike many surgeons who may simply turn clients with higher BMIs away, Dr. Corey offers real and practical solutions that can improve your candidacy and enhance your health prior to your procedure.

Surgical boot camp is a highly personalized weight management program that helps patients develop healthy habits through support, instruction, and constant encouragement. This program is ideal for people who are not currently good candidates for liposuction, but who know that with a little work, they can achieve their goals. As a bonus, the healthy habits you develop during surgical boot camp, when continued after your procedure, can help ensure your liposuction results are long lasting.

To learn more about surgical boot camp, please contact John J. Corey, MD today. Located in Scottsdale, we welcome patients from Chandler, Gilbert, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.