Typically, individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 may require Life Weight Loss surgery.
However, that figure can vary depending on your ethnic background. For example, fat distribution – the location of fat on the body – can vary across different ethnicities. These differences in typical fat distribution mean that a patient of Asian ethnicity may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if their BMI exceeds 30, while typically a Caucasian person would require their BMI to be over 35 before considering weight loss surgery as a legitimate health management strategy.
Regardless of your ethnic background, when your BMI exceeds 40, you are a certain candidate for weight loss surgery and should legitimately consider it. And you may qualify as a weight loss surgery candidate without even knowing it.
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||This will be the text that flashes up depending on their BMI score|
|<25||Your BMI is within a healthy range for your height.|
|25-30||Your results indicate you are above a healthy weight range. Losing weight can reduce your health risks and can improve existing health conditions.|
|30-40||Results show you are over the optimum weight for your height and your health is at risk. Talk to a health professional if you need support.|
|>40||Your results indicate that your BMI is in a very unhealthy range. Talk to a health professional if you need support.|
|>50||Your results indicate that your BMI is in a very unhealthy range. Talk to a health professional if you need support.|
You may require Life Weight Loss surgery if the following are true:
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