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Diet & Body Mass Index

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BMI (Body Mass Index)

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The Body Mass Index is a very simple method of assessing your body weight and comparing yourself to standards that have been compiled for the North American population. It is considered a reliable indicator of body fat in both men and women. There is a correlation between increased amounts of body fat and several reversible forms of disease.

You should know that patients who are overweight have a much greater chance of developing high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or other blood lipid disorders, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers such as breast and ovarian cancer.

In order to improve your general health and lower your risk for these serious illnesses, you should be at or near your ideal weight. This is even more urgent if you already have one of these illnesses or any of the following risk factors: high blood pressure (hypertension), high LDL-cholesterol, low HDL-cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood glucose (sugar), a family history of heart disease, physical inactivity or smoke cigarettes. Each of these risk factors can be modified by you and should be addressed prior to thinking about having an elective surgical procedure. Your family doctor is the best place to start if you are interested in improving your health.

Although the BMI is a very useful tool, it does have some limitations. It can overestimate fat in athletes and others who are more muscular. It can underestimate the body fat in older persons or in those who have lost muscle mass.

Finally, your waist measurement is also extremely important in determining your risk for some diseases. Place a tape measure around your waist snugly. If your waist measurement is over 40 inches for men and over 35 inches for women, your risks for many diseases increase. Increased abdominal girth combined with a BMI of greater than 30 is a bad combination and should be promptly addressed with lifestyle changes rather than with cosmetic surgery.

Sources: National Institute of Health.

Ask our very knowledgeable staff about BMI or any of our body contouring services. Speak to our staff directly or call (604) 888-9378 to arrange your consultation.

Let us help you to make your tomorrows better!

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery and Medspa office located in Langley, British Columbia (BC), conveniently near the Vancouver area.

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YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre: Dr. Mathew Mosher
301-8837 201 Street
Langley, BC V2Y 0C8
(604) 888-9378
Fax: (604) 888-9301
Cosmetic Surgery Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Medspa Office Hours: Monday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Dr. is one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the Vancouver area, performing procedures such as liposuction, BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and face lift using innovative techniques which minimize incisions, downtime, and discomfort. At his office in Langley, he serves patients from Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Richmond, White Rock and surrounding areas.
BOTOX COSMETIC® and VOLUMA® are registered trademarks of Allergan Inc. SOFT LIFT™ is a trademark of Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a registered trademark of Allergan Holdings France SAS.

Dr. Mathew Mosher