Most patients are familiar with the term ‘BMI,’ which stands for “Body Mass Index.” This metric gives patients and their doctors a better idea of where they stand in terms of body fat and potential issues. For the safety of patients, certain BMI standards need to be met before a patient is cleared to undergo a surgical procedure.
Calculate your BMI
“Body Mass Index” is essentially a ratio that measures weight against height to better understand a person’s body content. Naturally, this provides individuals with a more informed measurement of how much body fat they have as opposed to simply doing measurements on a scale. Patients can calculate their BMI here:
BMI measurements can indicate if someone is underweight (a BMI lower than 18.5) or overweight (a BMI higher than 25).