If you have spoken to a doctor about whether or not you are a candidate for an elective plastic surgery procedure and have been told that you are not due to your weight, you may have felt discriminated against. This is not the reality. Doctors do not choose to operate on you based on appearance – any decision about candidacy is based on your overall health.
The medical profession has been careful about operating on obese individuals
for years. More recently, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
ruby-more/a> research that proves there is risk involved with operating on the obese.
- Surgeries often take a longer duration to complete which increases the risks
- Operations are more invasive since the fields are deeper
- The blood flow in fat tissue is lower in an obese patients
Determining Your Candidacy for Plastic Surgery
It is important that all individuals familiarize themselves with the risks of any procedure before moving forward. If you would like to learn more about your candidacy for a plastic surgery procedure, contact us.