Liposuction and BMI

To learn if you are a good candidate for liposuction, call board-certified Salem plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson at 603-882-2103  today A new study published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has linked a higher BMI with increased risks for complications following liposuction surgery. This study confirms pervious research into BMI and liposuction, and reinforces why board-certified plastic surgeons will not perform liposuction on patients who are not close to their ideal weight.

If you are considering liposuction in or around Salem, New Hampshire, please call Dr. George Chatson at 603-882-2103 to schedule a consultation today.


Dr. Chatson is pleased to offer SmartLipo, an advanced liposuction procedure that reduces trauma, risks, and recovery while also providing a more complete removal of stubborn fatty tissue. While smart liposuction is safer than traditional methods, it is still not suitable for patients with a BMI of 30 or higher. If you have a BMI of 30+, Dr. Chatson will require that you engage in weight loss prior to undergoing this procedure.

Liposuction is a body contouring surgery, not a method of weight loss. This can be discussed with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.

Liposuction is not a good method of weight loss, but it is a fantastic way to sculpt and tone frames that are within reach of their ideal size. To learn if this procedure is right for you, please contact George P. Chatson, MD to schedule a consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts or Nashua, New Hampshire office today.  

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