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In 25 years of practicing medicine, I have not seen such an appetite for plastic surgery.
Now, don’t get me wrong…. the popularity of plastic surgery has been on the rise for the last 20 years. I can remember back in the day when television shows like “Nip Tuck” and “Extreme Makeovers” brought plastic surgery to our living rooms. Today, social media with Instagram, Tik Tok and Snapchat have supported the interest in plastic surgery and overwhelmed their audiences with both accurate and grossly inaccurate depictions of this field of medicine.
Aside from the entertainment value these venues may bring, it has never been more important for myself as a plastic surgeon to educate my patients about the reality of plastic surgery. We practice a medical specialty that in some cases is taken for granted as a lesser form of surgery. I cringe when I hear people say. “Well its just plastic surgery”. Nevertheless, all surgical specialties are faced with challenges and unexpected outcomes regardless of their perceived level of difficulty.
Does a 75-year-old woman undergoing a face-lift have the same risks and challenges a 25yo woman going for a breast augmentation? Does a surgeon performing a tummy tuck on a young obese woman with no past medical history have the same concerns operating on thin women with a smoking history?
It is for this reason that I am compelled to create this awareness amongst my clients and all those considering undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. High BMI.com hopefully offers some insight into how we may create a more inclusive environment when addressing the medical needs and surgical considerations for ALL those interested in plastic surgery.
Not everyone is a candidate for plastic surgery.
Let’s find out if you are.
I am committed to using my knowledge, experience, honesty and compassion to safely and effectively exceed your expectations.
N. Masri, M.D, FACS
With over 20 years of experience operating on post-bariatric and massive weight loss patients, Dr. Masri has seen it all – including patients who are often turned down by numerous plastic surgeons because of their high BMI.
He does not use BMI as a sole criterion in determining one’s candidacy for surgery. As all patients have individualized goals and surgical nuances, a high BMI should not prevent them from achieving his/her plastic surgery goals.
Recent studies suggest that obese patients who want to get plastic surgery don’t have a significantly higher risk of developing complications than the general population. As such, patients should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, not on their BMI alone.
Knowing full well that everyone should be allowed to enjoy the body of their dreams, Dr. Masri offers plastic surgery to qualified patients with a body mass index of up to 45* – considered morbidly obese in BMI standards and rejected by other surgeons.
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His extensive experience has allowed him to achieve excellent patient outcomes among individuals with a high BMI without sacrificing the highest aesthetic standards.
To do this, Dr. Masri performs a thorough virtual and in-person evaluation is necessary. A comprehensive medical history is critical in addressing any potential medical issues that may limit a patient’s options.
A diabetic and hypertensive person who uses tobacco with multiple prior surgeries is undoubtedly less likely to qualify for surgery than an individual with only one of the mentioned conditions – regardless of their BMIs.
For Dr. Masri, proper patient selection is always paramount in achieving safe and reliable outcomes. He tailors the right procedure to meet each individual’s needs safely and efficiently.
He also does his high BMI plastic surgeries in a hospital to mitigate risk, address potential complications quickly, and provide additional post-operative comfort not usually enjoyed in smaller plastic surgery clinics and facilities.
I do not use BMI as a sole criterion in determining one's candidacy for surgery.
As all patients have individualized goals and surgical nuances, a high BMI should not prevent one from achieving their plastic surgery goals.
Nick Masri MD
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon