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How many areas can body jet liposuction be done on during the same surgery? i am considering getting body jet liposuction on my thighs, butt, and stomach, but i do not want to have separate procedures. is it safe to get this liposuction done on all of tho

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Laurence
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Technically : Technically there is no limit to the number of areas that can undergo liposuction with the body jet. Most surgeons use tumescent anesthesia before the device is used, so the use of enough anesthetic for those areas would be "pushing the limit". Since the thighs are connected to the buttocks, those areas should be done together. On a separate day your surgeon can do your upper and lower abdomen and feather the result into your pubic fat area (if any) and into your flank (waist area). Don't try to do too much at a time. Safelty first.
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Safety lipo: The real key to the amount of liposuction that can be done is how much blood loss there is. It is quite possible (and i often do this) to operate on 7-10 areas at one sitting.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics 31 years experience
Total amount counts: It's not the number of body areas that is counted for safety as the total amount of fat removed is. You will be sore all over but if the total amount is within reasonable range, you're ok. Your board certified plastic surgeon will judge the safe amount for you.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually: You can safely have liposuction in more than one body area as long as the total amount of liposuction is kept below 5 liters.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
5 liters is a high maximum in most patients as gives rise to significant fluid shifts and metabolic changes.
Jan 5, 2014
Last updated Sep 8, 2018

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