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Can a woman with a BMI of close to 40 get breast augmentation?

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Dr. Tony Weaver
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes in certain cases

Women with elevated BMIs namely those greater than 35 and little to no major health risks my be good candidates for breast augmentation depending on the shape and size of their breast.
However, in this group of women the more aesthetically pleasing operation might be a lift and augmentation also know as a Breast Reduction Mammoplasty and Augmentation.

In brief: Yes in certain cases

Women with elevated BMIs namely those greater than 35 and little to no major health risks my be good candidates for breast augmentation depending on the shape and size of their breast.
However, in this group of women the more aesthetically pleasing operation might be a lift and augmentation also know as a Breast Reduction Mammoplasty and Augmentation.
Dr. Tony Weaver
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes: increased risks

Yes a woman with a BMI OF 40 can get breast implants.
However, this does involve a higher risk of complications. The following study from Johns Hopkins shows that complications are 12 times as likely for high BMI patients undergoing breast surgery. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21666541

In brief: Yes: increased risks

Yes a woman with a BMI OF 40 can get breast implants.
However, this does involve a higher risk of complications. The following study from Johns Hopkins shows that complications are 12 times as likely for high BMI patients undergoing breast surgery. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21666541
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Yes a woman of BMI 40 can get a breast augmentation, but many times women with a BMI over 35 can benefit from a breast lift that is like an augmentation using your own tissue.
This ‘auto-augmentation’ avoids having to place a breast implant.

In brief: Yes

Yes a woman of BMI 40 can get a breast augmentation, but many times women with a BMI over 35 can benefit from a breast lift that is like an augmentation using your own tissue.
This ‘auto-augmentation’ avoids having to place a breast implant.
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
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