London Bridge Plastic Surgery came across an online story last week that has spread widespread concern across the internet – and Great Britain.

It appears, at least according to the article from the BBC – highlights from independent research that the UK has more clinically obese women than any other European country.

Nearly a quarter, in fact.

We’re finding that obesity is an increasing reason why potential patients are coming in front of us at our central London cosmetic surgery clinic, and our advice is consistent on this matter.

The growing obesity issue in the UK is placing a huge increased demand on already over-stretched NHS resources, but it only tells a part of the story.

There have been links with obesity to a number of other conditions and illnesses – such as an increased risk of dementia, according to a recent medical publication.

And whilst the BBC story uses the classic indexing system of BMI, our surgeons find that it is not always the most effective measure of body fat.

Our Body Composition Analysis provides much greater relevant information in line with assessing potential weight issues such as clinical obesity in patients.

And whilst many do come to us for cosmetic surgery procedures such as VASER liposuction to reshape areas of the body, clinical obesity is now considered a chronic illness, which requires medical supervision.