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is large volume liposuction safe?

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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Body reshaping : The number used is typically is 5 liters. You should be seen and expanded by a board certified plastic surgeon. Use the saner beauty guide to find a plastic surgeon near you.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Large Vol Lipo: Large volume liposuction by definition is over 5 liters of fat removal. This type of operation needs to be done in a operating room hospital setting. This is due to large fluids shifts in the body. Plus at least 2 to 3 days recovery in the hospital is needed. These operations are quite lengthy in the 5 hours + ranges. Plus the costs are near $20,000. Best to see boarded Plastic Surgeons...
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Liposuction volume: Hello and thank you for your inquiry. All liposuction procedures must be performed when the patient is close to their ideal body weight and has a BMI of 30 or less. Continued weight loss may be necessary before scheduling a liposuction procedure.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there big risks to liposuction?

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Dr. Timothy King
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health, and how much liposuction is being done. In general, if you are healthy and do not undergo large volume liposuction, it is a relatively safe procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. I recommend discussing your personal situation with a board certified plastic surgeon who could explain the risks and come up with the best treatment plan for you.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there liposuction complications that happen often?

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Dr. Jon Perlman
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Not if done properly: Complications from liposuction are very rare if patient and doctor selection are made carefully. For example a patient with loose skin after weight loss is not a very good candidate for lipo whereas someone with good skin elasticity and localized extra fat is. An unskilled surgeon or a poor candidate for the procedure can cause bad results and even complications. Choose wisely!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can liposuction leave you disfigured?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends: If improperly done by someone who is not a board certified plastic surgeon, then yes.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What happens to the fat after liposuction?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Permanent removal: The fat that is removed is permanently gone. The remaining fat cells (not all are removed in any area) may still get larger with weight gain, but the proportions should be much better.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the earliest stage to have liposuction?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Age 18, if needed: If you are at or close to ideal weight, have localized excess fatty tissues, and have good overlying skin tone, you are a good candidate to see an abps-certified plastic surgeon experienced in the various liposuction techniques that might be appropriate for you. Liposuction is not a weight-loss technique.

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