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What to do if i had 4 liters of fat removed with liposuction have many pound is it?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Fat weighs...: ...A little less than the same amount of water. 4 liters of pure fat would weigh about 7.5 pounds. However, immediately after surgery, you may not notice this weight difference due to water retention and swelling.
Dr. David Abramson
Plastic Surgery 51 years experience
Liposuction volume: The amount removed usually include fluid and fat. The percentage of fluid versus fat will determine the amount of fat removed. 500cc of fat is approximately one pound.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
~9lbs if pure fat: Which is highly unlikely. In reality this represents somewhere closer to 5-6 pounds because it is more likely that about 60% of the volume removed represents actual fat.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Around 5 pounds: Depending on the type of liposuction performed and the region of the body changes this amount. But i would say 5-6 pounds.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
8.8/6.6pounds of fat: As 2.2pounds equals a kilogram therefore 4 litres would equate to 8.8pounds. Majority of times though the fat content of the lipoaspirate is 65-75% depending on the pre-aspirate amount injected hence a more realistic upper limit number would be 6.6pounds of fat removed.
Last updated Sep 30, 2020


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