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 Does BMI Effect your FTM Surgery Eligibility?

Posted by on 10 July 2015
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Any time a patient decides to undergo elective surgery, it’s important that they meet certain requirements before their procedure. These requirements are put in place not for selfish reasons on behalf of the doctor or surgeon, but rather to protect the health and well-being of the patient.

FTM Surgery Eligibility

In order to ensure their ongoing good health and to help avoid complications, one of these requirements is general good health, including a healthy weight.

There are several reasons why this is the case. While some overweight people may be perfectly healthy, it’s important to rule out several potential complications which may accompany obesity or an unhealthy BMI. Those with a higher BMI are more likely to suffer from:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Respiratory problems
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High total cholesterol
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Urological problems

Good Candidates for FTM Surgery

In order to obtain the approval of your physician to undergo FTM surgery, you will need to complete a thorough physical evaluation. You will also require routine laboratory tests. Prior to surgery, other factors that will be taken into account include your weight, age, and any mental or physical issues you may have. You will need to provide proof that any addictions or mental health issues are under control before proceeding.

If your BMI is high enough to be of some concern to your doctor or surgeon, they may recommend that you spend some time achieving a healthier weight before undergoing your procedure. This is to ensure not only your health but also that the final results meet your expectations and desires. For more information on how your weight affects your eligibility for certain procedures, contact our office today.

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