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Defense officials say the test ensures troops are ready for the rigors of combat. The military does not condone surgically altering one's body to pass the test, but liposuction is not banned. The Pentagon insists that only a small fraction of service ...
bigstory.ap.org · ByJulie Watson · 10/28/2013
SAN DIEGO: The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the ...
geo.tv · 10/28/2013
liposuction is not prohibited. Chaffoo suggested a Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement could serve as a better indicator of fitness level for officials examining the troops. "We do have different body frames obviously, some people are more muscular ...
HNGN · 10/29/2013
SAN DIEGO — Soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon ...
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal · ByJulie Watson · 10/29/2013
A number of US military personnel have turned to liposuction in an attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test, doctors say. Some service members say they have no other choice because the Defense Department's method of estimating body fat is …
Sky News HD · 10/28/2013
Faced with a body fat test that many experts call unfair, some members of the U.S. military are turning to liposuction to meet the Department ... the Marine Corps Times offered troops at Camp Pendleton free dunk tests to measure their body fat.
KPBS · ByBeth Ford Roth · 10/28/2013
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass ...
My Foxny · ByJulie Watson · 10/28/2013
Some U.S. troops who would otherwise be unable to pass the “tape test,” the Pentagon’s body fat test, have worked with plastic surgeons to undergo a liposuction procedure, reducing their dimensions and allowing them to move forward with their ...
guns.com · 10/28/2013
And Dr. Miller, who runs Renewal Body Contouring, said those who get liposuction as a last ditch-attempt to pass the test are often otherwise healthy. "These people are usually in top shape," he said. "These guys are working out constantly, but they have ...
United Press International · 10/29/2013
Troops often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction - fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test ...
WCBD News 2 · 10/28/2013