top of page

How much fat can liposuction remove?

I like to write blogs about body contouring on my website. During last 5 years i have noticed that many people are talking about it however only a very small amount of them are board certified plastic surgeons. Therefore i would like to inform you about the real facts of liposuction, vaserlipo or body contouring surgeries.

Curves are beautiful!



First of all, all types of liposuction surgeries and body contouring surgeries are for patients whose body mass index(BMI) are lower than 30. But wait how will you calculate your BMI. Don't worry! Your plastic surgeon is putting a link below so you can easily calculate yours and continue to read my short brief.










As i define the right patient above, let's approach to the main question. How much fat can we take during a liposuction (fat aspiration) operation. I know that you have read many news about it. As i am a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The International Society of Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) these 2 main health authority DO NOT RECOMMEND A FAT ASPIRATION MORE THAN 5 LITERS OF FAT during a liposuction, VASER liposuction, laser liposuction, smartlipo or body contouring procedure. If you are in need of a liposuction which needs an aspiration of the volume more than 5 liters, it means that you are not a good candidate for this surgery. You need to lose weight and consult it with your plastic surgeon again.


Keep in mind that these type of surgeries are elective (not emergency) so you should undergo when all is safe and fine after a detailed examination. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring surgery, not a weight loss procedure. I generally use VASER (Vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) system as it is safe and effective and with a shorter downtime during recovery period.Liposuction operation can be done as a stomach liposuction, arm liposuction, chin liposuction, thigh liposuction or neck liposuction. You may be back to your social life after a week after surgery with a special corset on you.


The first liposuction was made by Charles Dujarier in 1926. After experiencing technique difficulties during 100 years, currently liposuction surgery is safe and it is the most popular surgery all over the world according the last statistics. thanks to Yves-Gérard Illouz who developed safer methods of liposuction during 80s. I actually met with him during a congress in Budapest and he is a real legend.


40 years already passed and the popularity might be associated with our eating habits and rapidly growing fast food culture. However when we can not eliminate the fat with gym or training, liposuction is the right choice under the guidance of a plastic surgeon. Sometimes i hear the discussions about some people are against the liposuction. They always say " these people can train instead of an operation!" The fact is my patients are already doing it and they still want to improve their body figure if they can not get the results with training. After this surgery, it is stimulating the patient to keep his/her shape as it has a good effect on methabolism.


109 views

Comments


bottom of page