No, but. Are you asking if insurance will pay for a tummy tuck at a certain bmi? If so the answer is definitely "no." insurance never pays for a tummy tuck. If you mean, "can i find a plastic surgeon to do a tummy tuck if my bmi is really high?, " the answer is "possibly" but it is a really bad idea. As dr. Kinsley stated, the best results are obtained when a tummy tuck is performed after weight loss.
Ideally, >35. If your BMI is greater than 35, you have an increased risk of surgical complications. Patients who come to me with a BMI greater than 35 are assessed on a case by case basis. Patients with a BMI over are not a candidate for elective surgery. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2017/06/07/bmi-guidelines-for-tummy-tuck-and-bbl/
Preferable under 30. For most cosmetic procedures, it is preferable that your bmi be less than 30. Above 30 there is a potential increased risk of complications.
Not 2 low not 2 high. Yes your bmi optimally should be below 30 and above 18. However great variation exists and exeptions do occur.
Yes. Though there is not universal agreement on what the weight limit should be, plastic surgeons do agree that a tummy tuck is not a subsitute for diet and exercise. More importantly, the risk of complications from anesthesia and surgery is higher in overweight patients. A BMI of around 30 is a commonly used criterion for safe elective surgery.
No. Bmi is used by some to measure the relative body mass. It is not a scientific measurement, as it cannot take into account the actual lean body mass nor the % body fat. Doing body composition analysis is much more accurate, and can help your doctor guide you with diet/exercise and the type/extent of surgery to consider.
Usually. There's some variability here but most surgeons prefer a BMI of less than 30 for body contouring procedures. Body contouring is not weight loss surgery and the higher the BMI the higher risk of perioperative complications. Also, results are undoubtedly better in lower BMI patients who have mostly excess skin as opposed to excess fat.