A high BMI (>35) does not necessarily stop you from having lipoedema liposuction. Many lipoedema patients have a BMI greater than 35. BMI is an inappropriate metric to use in the context of lipoedema as it does not take into account distribution of body fat. Indeed, if it wasn’t for the excess fat on their legs, many lipoedema patients would have a normal BMI.

If you have significant central obesity i.e. large abdominal circumference, Mr Karri may recommend weight loss before performing lower limb lipoedema liposuction. For some patients, weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be appropriate.