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Am I a Candidate

There are many factors that contribute to your suitability for a Life Weight Loss surgery, however one of the initial indicators is your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is a measurement of your body fat based on your height and weight. The following table details how your BMI score can be interpreted:



What does this mean for me?


A healthy weight

You are at a healthy weight and should not require surgery.



Can lead to health complications if not treated.



Likely to lead to health complications.


Morbidly Obese (Class I, II, III)

Very high risk of health complications.


Super Obese

Health complications are imminent.

You may require Life Weight Loss surgery if the following are true:

  • You weigh more than your ideal body weight
  • Your BMI is over 35
  • Your age is above 18 years
  • You have a history of being overweight
  • Your earlier efforts to lose weight provided minimal results or short-term success
  • You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity, and you do not drink alcohol in excess