FtM Surgery Healthy Weight Management
for Perovic Total Phalloplasty

Body Mass Index Scale

Appropriate Body Mass Index (BMI) is an important factor affecting the viability of the neophallus and a person's suitability for Total Phalloplasty.

Your BMI must be in the “normal” range or close to it in order to be appropriately prepared for Total Phalloplasty surgery Stage One.

Check your BMI here.

A number of patients planning to get Total Phalloplasty have asked Dr Djinovic to allow them to get surgery with inappropriately high BMI. The tone of his comments may seem like there is a lot of flexibility in this regard. In fact, he VERY strongly advises patients to have “normal” BMI before getting surgery. Health and weight are related.

Body Mass Index Scale: healthy BMI results in better FtM neophallus

Dr Djinovic said:

The National Health Service of the UK has a very precise free BMI checker for figuring body mass index so you know how much weight to lose.

The USA National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has a faster, easier free BMI checker with fewer questions. It generates dynamic body mass index scales.

The Body Mass Index scales (BMI scales) enable you to check your BMI and know how much weight to lose:

The Musculocutaneous Latissimus Dorsi (MLD) donor tissue is the same whether relocated or not and subject to the same changes in amount of body fat and BMI.

If your BMI is less than ideal, aim for a reasonable and achievable adjustment in BMI that you can live with permanently.

Then get expert and substantial massage prep of both Musculocutaneous Latissimus Dorsi tissue area. One side will be chosen but preparation of both sides will enable easier closure of the wound, spreading wound tension over both sides of the body instead of only one side.

Elasticity is also a very important characteristic.

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