29 doctors weighed in:
Can you get liposuction all over your body?
29 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Not advised
If you are really looking at "neck to knees" lipo, it is more likely that you will achieve better resutls through weight loss.

In brief: Not advised
If you are really looking at "neck to knees" lipo, it is more likely that you will achieve better resutls through weight loss.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Starting losing weight is recommended for better results, before many liposuction procedure,
Dr. Yash Khanna
Liposuction all over the body that includes the face,neck,back,abdomen,buttocks,thighs,arms and legs is very expencive and you need many sessions.If you have obesity that bad ,then you should try diet and exercise and loose weight and then you can be helped by a goot plastic surgeon including liposuction in someparts of body
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction of body
It is possible to get liposuction on different parts of the body.
If someone wants liposuction all over the body, they are not the ideal candidate as there should only be a bulge here or there that is not responsive to diet or exercise for you to be an ideal candidate. Safety is jeopardize with too much local anesthetic and so not all the fat can be removed from many sites at the same time.

In brief: Liposuction of body
It is possible to get liposuction on different parts of the body.
If someone wants liposuction all over the body, they are not the ideal candidate as there should only be a bulge here or there that is not responsive to diet or exercise for you to be an ideal candidate. Safety is jeopardize with too much local anesthetic and so not all the fat can be removed from many sites at the same time.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Thank
Dr. Robert True
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sort of
Liposuction should never be considered as a weight loss procedure.
Only a few pounds of fat are removed with liposuction. It is a body contouring procedure, to reduce those stubborn areas on your body that just won't go away, despite adequate weight loss, dieting and exercising.

In brief: Sort of
Liposuction should never be considered as a weight loss procedure.
Only a few pounds of fat are removed with liposuction. It is a body contouring procedure, to reduce those stubborn areas on your body that just won't go away, despite adequate weight loss, dieting and exercising.
Dr. Robert True
Dr. Robert True
Thank
Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Better to utilize quality diet and exercise to identify the areas that do not effectively respond.
Liposuction does well for the difficult deposits that you are unable to get to respond. Unlikely all areas would be candidates for liporeduction.

In brief: Possibly
Better to utilize quality diet and exercise to identify the areas that do not effectively respond.
Liposuction does well for the difficult deposits that you are unable to get to respond. Unlikely all areas would be candidates for liporeduction.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
Thank
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction all over
There are certain body areas that are good targets for liposuction which include the neck, chest in males, upper arms, thighs, flanks, abdomen, back, and calves.
Other areas either don't have fatty tissue accumulation (hands and feet) or would result in bad outcomes (buttock)

In brief: Liposuction all over
There are certain body areas that are good targets for liposuction which include the neck, chest in males, upper arms, thighs, flanks, abdomen, back, and calves.
Other areas either don't have fatty tissue accumulation (hands and feet) or would result in bad outcomes (buttock)
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Thank
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not at the same time
While liposuction can be used in many different areas of the body, it's neither safe nor recommended to try to have "total body liposuction" in one operation.
But conceivably, over a number of operations, it would be possible to do a little bit here, and a little bit there and gradually have liposuction done in multiple parts of your body.

In brief: Not at the same time
While liposuction can be used in many different areas of the body, it's neither safe nor recommended to try to have "total body liposuction" in one operation.
But conceivably, over a number of operations, it would be possible to do a little bit here, and a little bit there and gradually have liposuction done in multiple parts of your body.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Thank
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No not really
Liposuction works well but it is important that the patient understands that it can only remove a relatively small amount of fat below the skin and is not a weight loss treatment.
While many different areas can be treated, all over the body sculpting is best done by weight loss.

In brief: No not really
Liposuction works well but it is important that the patient understands that it can only remove a relatively small amount of fat below the skin and is not a weight loss treatment.
While many different areas can be treated, all over the body sculpting is best done by weight loss.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
Thank
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends how much
Liposuction if more effective and safer for localized areas of fat.
There's also a limit to how much fat can be safely removed per session. A new nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is the newly fda approved liposonix, the first noninvasive fat melting device. It's approved for abdomen and flanks but can treat other body part off-label. You can lose at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of fat per treatment.

In brief: Depends how much
Liposuction if more effective and safer for localized areas of fat.
There's also a limit to how much fat can be safely removed per session. A new nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is the newly fda approved liposonix, the first noninvasive fat melting device. It's approved for abdomen and flanks but can treat other body part off-label. You can lose at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of fat per treatment.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Thank
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Liposuction can be performed anywhere there is excess fat- whether or not you should have it done everywhere should be decided after consultation with a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction can be performed anywhere there is excess fat- whether or not you should have it done everywhere should be decided after consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Thank
Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
While liposuction can be done in just about everywhere in the body.
It is recommended to be used only in targeted areas (ie: abdomen, hips, thighs, arms). It is not recommended to be used in overly obese individuals.

In brief: Yes
While liposuction can be done in just about everywhere in the body.
It is recommended to be used only in targeted areas (ie: abdomen, hips, thighs, arms). It is not recommended to be used in overly obese individuals.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
Thank
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Yes, but...
Liposuction is ideal for small areas of fat deposits.
You can use it for multiple areas (thighs, belly, arms, back, neck), but if you are thinking that you need lipo "all over" you will likely have better results with general weight loss +/- lipo. for more on SmartLipo see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/smartlipo-triplex-technology/

In brief: Yes, but...
Liposuction is ideal for small areas of fat deposits.
You can use it for multiple areas (thighs, belly, arms, back, neck), but if you are thinking that you need lipo "all over" you will likely have better results with general weight loss +/- lipo. for more on SmartLipo see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/smartlipo-triplex-technology/
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Thank
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
Slim lipo has increased application see website.

In brief: Yes
Slim lipo has increased application see website.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors