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How much weight can I lose with large volume liposuction?

How much weight can I lose with large volume liposuction?

Inches, not Pounds: Liposuction will change you in inches more than in pounds. It works best for localized deposits of fat that don’t respond to conventional diet and exercise. The correction from surgery is permanent. But since you asked about weight, the answer depends on how heavy you are to start with. The most I have removed in one surgery is about 22 lbs, or 11 liters of fat. Think of 5 - 2 liter pop bottles.. ...Read more

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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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Is large volume liposuction safe?

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... ...Read more

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Why do some plastic surgeons offer high volume liposuction, for weight reduction, while others say its not for weight reduction, why the discrepancy?

Not for weight loss: Liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. But some doctors out there do market to the "quick fix mentality... I don't agree with that. Here in florida, we're actually limited by law to 4 liters of fat removal as a maximum, in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

They probably don't : I am pretty sure they are using personal trainers, on special diets, getting high tech and expensive med spa services and so on. Plastic surgery is often broadcasted but they don't show less invasive things too often. A good surgeon will not utilize liposuction as a form of weight loss. ...Read more

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Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?

Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?

No, no, no: Although a few surgeons do perform high volume liposuction, it is not generally used to achieve weight loss. ...Read more

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Do I need to lose weight before liposuction?

Depends: Depends on your goals. Being close to your ideal weight will get you a much nicer result. Lipo can help give you a push if you're "stuck" in your weight loss, not seeing results and getting discouraged. Stable weight (or more loss) is important, as weight gain after your procedure will decrease your results. If you're overweight you increase your risk of needing to going back for a touch up. ...Read more

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Is body wrap treatment an effective alternative to liposuction? I plan on taking serious steps to lose weight. Exercise and diet have not done much for me. Before considering abdominal liposuction, I am thinking about the body wrap treatment. Is it worth

Body : Body wraps should not be considered a long term treatment of excessive fat. The wraps work by tightening and dehydrating the tissues, and the results are very limited and last less than a day. This result may be considered acceptable for fitting more smoothly into a dress for an evening, but body wrap is not comparable to the results that are achieved with liposuction. Liposuction can reduce the volume of fat deposited in focused areas quite significantly. The results of liposuction are considered permanent, as the removed fat will not grow back. Future weight gain, however, will change your final result, as the remaining fat cells do continue to increase in size with weight gain. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Should i wait to have chin liposuction until after i've lost weight? I'm trying to lose about 20 pounds. I know i'll lose some of my neck fat when i lose weight, but i'm sure i'll still have a double chin. So i know i'll want chin liposuction. Would it st

Should i wait to have chin liposuction until after i've lost weight? I'm trying to lose about 20 pounds. I know i'll lose some of my neck fat when i lose weight, but i'm sure i'll still have a double chin. So i know i'll want chin liposuction. Would it st

Lose First: Always best to achieve a long-term stable weight prior to undergoing liposuction surgery. It is possible with weight loss, the best surgical option will be changed ( for example neck lifting as opposed to liposuction surgery). Best wishes. ...Read more

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