Body Mass Index (BMI)

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

BMI is a scale used internationally to measure and compare adult human body shapes.

How do I calculate my BMI?

Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height, use our helpful calculator below:

BMI =mass (kg)
Height (metres) 2

Understanding Your BMI

In Australia, we use BMI to determine if a person is overweight or obese. According to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) a person with a BMI over 25 is classified as overweight and a person with a BMI over 30 is obese.

What should I do if my BMI is over 25?

Your health is at risk and you need to take action. Initially, we suggest that you seek the advice of your GP. They can explain the various options and support programs available to you. When you are ready to learn how surgical weight loss solutions can help you, please phone 07 5536 8855 and make an obligation-free appointment with Dr Silverman.