BMI Calculator

Welcome to the Tannan Plastic Surgery BMI Calculator! We created this resource as a tool to measure your Body Mass Index, or BMI. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. The BMI calculation plays a critical role in determining whether patients are good candidates for plastic surgery.

For the best results from a cosmetic procedure, including Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction, you should be as close as possible to be at your ideal weight. Additionally, being at a safer BMI means there is less risk to your health during your cosmetic procedure. At Tannan Plastic Surgery, your safety is our top priority. That is why we built this BMI calculator. To help you understand your BMI level and what it means for plastic surgery procedures.

1. Select your weight:

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2. Select your height:

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Your BMI

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Underweight - A BMI below 18.5 is underweight. At this BMI, you would need to come in for a consultation to determine whether or not you would be a good candidate for plastic surgery. Sometimes the underweight category indicates that your nutrition is suffering. Your primary care doctor may suggest that you increase your daily calories and protein. We would want to be sure you have adequate nutritional intake to allow safe and effective healing after your plastic surgery procedure.

Normal - A BMI of 18.5 - 25.9 is normal. If your BMI is in this range, you are an ideal candidate for plastic surgery from a body weight standpoint. During your consultation, we would discuss if plastic surgery is right for you at this time in your life. You should also make sure that your doctor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is the right fit for you.

Overweight - A BMI of 25.0 - 29.9 is overweight. At this BMI, you would need to come in for a consultation to determine whether or not you would be a good candidate for plastic surgery. If you are overweight and still losing weight, you may want to continue your weight loss efforts to have the best plastic surgery result. Sometimes, when you exercise regularly and work on your diet, you end up stronger but do not lose a significant amount of weight. If you are at your personal peak fitness, then you are ready to set up a consultation to see how plastic surgery could help you.

Obese - A BMI of 30.0 and above is obese. If your BMI is between 30 and 35, plastic surgery is possible. It is important to have realistic expectations about what we can accomplish. If you can, you should try to lose weight before having plastic surgery to optimize your final outcome. If you have hit a plateau on your weight loss journey, then you should schedule a consultation to understand what you can expect after plastic surgery. If your BMI is 35 or higher, the risks of general anesthesia make most plastic surgery procedures potentially unsafe. For this reason, we strongly recommend weight loss prior to plastic surgery if your BMI is 35 or greater. Some procedures done under local anesthesia such as Labiaplasty or Liposuction may still be possible at that higher BMI. The best way to know what's right for you is to see a board-certified plastic surgeon.

I Have My Plastic Surgery BMI Calculator Results. Now What?

The good news is that your BMI is not permanent. It can change with incorporating some changes in your lifestyle like your diet and exercise. We encourage our patients to continue their weight loss journey if they are not yet at their peak fitness or if their BMI is in a category less ideal for plastic surgery.

If you have any questions about the best time to have plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tannan, for a one-on-one discussion. During your visit, you will also get to meet our all-female team in the Triangle of NC.

To schedule a consultation, click here, call (919) 797-0996 or text us at (919) 891-6032