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Am I a Candidate

There are many factors that contribute to your suitability for a Life Weight Loss surgery, however one of the initial indicators is your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is a measurement of your body fat based on your height and weight. The following table details how your BMI score can be interpreted:

SCORE

Interpretation

What does this mean for me?

<25

A healthy weight

You are at a healthy weight and should not require surgery.

25-30

Overweight

Can lead to health complications if not treated.

30-40

Obese

Likely to lead to health complications.

>40

Morbidly Obese (Class I, II, III)

Very high risk of health complications.

>50

Super Obese

Health complications are imminent.

You may require Life Weight Loss surgery if the following are true:

  • You weigh more than your ideal body weight
  • Your BMI is over 35
  • Your age is above 18 years
  • You have a history of being overweight
  • Your earlier efforts to lose weight provided minimal results or short-term success
  • You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity, and you do not drink alcohol in excess