Know Your Body Mass Index – BMI


What is BMI?

The BMI or body mass index is a simple calculation from the height and weight which will determine if the person is of a healthy weight.

The calculation uses a simple formula to standardize the extent of weight for the persons height, the BMI will not measure the body fat or muscle mass, therefore people with a large muscle mass and only a small percent of body fat, may have the same BMI number as a person with a higher amount of body fat and less muscle mass.

How is the BMI Calculated?

The BMI calculation is taken with the following simple figures

Imperial: BMI = 703 x Weight in Pounds / (Height in Inches x Height in Inches)

Metric: BMI = Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters x Height in Meters)

The simple calculation will result in a BMI number that can range from 18 to 118, the number will then indicate if you are underweight, of average /normal weight, or fall into overweight or obese category for your height.

Calculate Your BMI

Landauer Cosmetic Surgery has a very easy to use Body Mass Index calculator, you simply enter your weight in kilograms and your height in Meters, then calculate to get your BMI number.

Once you have your BMI number the comprehensive BMI graph will enable you to see which weight band you fall into.

A body mass index of below 18.5 is considered underweight.
A body mass index of 20 – 25 is considered normal weight.
A body mass index of more than 27.5 is considered overweight.
A body mass index of more than 30 is considered obese.
A body mass index of more than 35 is considered morbidly obese.
Risks on your Health from being Overweight and Obesity.

People who fall with in the overweight and obese categories following a BMI may be at risk from potential the health risks associated with being overweight including the following:

Dyslipidemia (for example, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides)
Type 2 diabetes
Coronary heart disease
Gallbladder disease
Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)

Obesity and people requiring obesity surgery in the UK is increasing every year. The latest statistical report covering obesity, physical activity and weight trends can be seen here from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

The two most common obesity and weight loss surgery procedures are:

Gastric Bypass Surgery
Lap Band Surgery

If you would like to discuss your options, have weight loss questions or want to arrange for a consultation with a weight loss surgery specialist call now on 0844 335 6126.

For further information about the Landauer Cosmetic Surgery Group please visit the Website:

Telephone:0844 335 6126

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