11 doctors weighed in:

Will they do vaser liposuction on you if your obese?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: VASER Liposuction

Generally it is not a good idea to have liposuction performed if you are clinically obese with a BMI over 30.
You can find a BMI calculator online and determine your exact BMI. Liposuction is not a weight loss measure, but a body contouring procedure for improved cosmetic appearance only. Despite the procedure being for cosmetic reasons, it is major surgery and carries risks and complications.

In brief: VASER Liposuction

Generally it is not a good idea to have liposuction performed if you are clinically obese with a BMI over 30.
You can find a BMI calculator online and determine your exact BMI. Liposuction is not a weight loss measure, but a body contouring procedure for improved cosmetic appearance only. Despite the procedure being for cosmetic reasons, it is major surgery and carries risks and complications.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Thank
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lipo and obesity

Depends on if your health is good, how obese you are, your weight histroy, acceptance of increased risk with obesity, other health factors, length of surery and many other factors.
See a board cerfified plastic surgeon for an in depth discussion. As you are probably aware, liposuction is never a substitute for diet and exercise and primary purpose is NOT for weight reduction.

In brief: Lipo and obesity

Depends on if your health is good, how obese you are, your weight histroy, acceptance of increased risk with obesity, other health factors, length of surery and many other factors.
See a board cerfified plastic surgeon for an in depth discussion. As you are probably aware, liposuction is never a substitute for diet and exercise and primary purpose is NOT for weight reduction.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
Thank
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You can do liposuction on obese patient but if you remove more than 5 liters of fat.
Patient must stay in hospital overnight.

In brief: Yes

You can do liposuction on obese patient but if you remove more than 5 liters of fat.
Patient must stay in hospital overnight.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Thank
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends

Any form of liposuction can be used in an obese person.
However any form of liposuction is never a weight loss procedure. It simply improves contour and depends on skin quality for skin tightening. It depends on the goals of the procedure and the patient.

In brief: Depends

Any form of liposuction can be used in an obese person.
However any form of liposuction is never a weight loss procedure. It simply improves contour and depends on skin quality for skin tightening. It depends on the goals of the procedure and the patient.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Thank
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly

It is possible to perform liposuction if you are obese, but the gains may not be significant.
It is unsafe to remove more than 5 liters of liposuction as an outpatient procedure.

In brief: Possibly

It is possible to perform liposuction if you are obese, but the gains may not be significant.
It is unsafe to remove more than 5 liters of liposuction as an outpatient procedure.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Thank
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Maybe but why do it

Liposuction is not performed to reduce weight.
If you do it for this purpose, you are likely to be disappointed for a variety of reasons. Agressive lipo is considered 5 liters. That amounts to 11 pounds. If you weigh 250 lbs will you truly be happy if you spend thousands of dollars and weigh 239 lbs? Only you know the answer to that. More lipo can be performed but may require hospitalization.

In brief: Maybe but why do it

Liposuction is not performed to reduce weight.
If you do it for this purpose, you are likely to be disappointed for a variety of reasons. Agressive lipo is considered 5 liters. That amounts to 11 pounds. If you weigh 250 lbs will you truly be happy if you spend thousands of dollars and weigh 239 lbs? Only you know the answer to that. More lipo can be performed but may require hospitalization.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors