Can You Have Too Much Liposuction?

woman in turquoise bikiniWhen it comes to almost anything in life, the old adage that “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” is true, and liposuction is no exception.

While it might seem like this popular body contouring procedure could easily take the place of your workout routine, that’s unfortunately not the case.

So how much lipo is too much? Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

Liposuction Isn’t for Weight Loss

It’s important to understand that liposuction isn’t going to help you shed major pounds. So if your goal is to lose a significant amount of weight, you’ll want to stick with diet and exercise before lipo, and then talk to a plastic surgeon after you’ve reached your weight loss goal.

Try to maintain a stable healthy weight for a few months before getting liposuction.*

Too Much Lipo Could Pose Health Risks

Even though liposuction is usually a relatively simple outpatient procedure, it’s still surgery at the end of the day. Therefore, complications and health risks can develop if care is not taken.

While someone with a higher BMI may be able to get slightly more liposuction than a very petite person, there is a threshold where too much liposuction and anesthesia can start to pose a risk for anyone, regardless of their size.

For most people, lipo takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform, although this can vary. However, 5 to 6 hours of liposuction is around the maximum amount of time that it can be safely performed on an outpatient basis.

Finding the Perfect Balance

Liposuction can be a very safe and effective body contouring solution, provided you work with a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon. He or she will work with you to determine the perfect amount of liposuction to reach your goals.

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