safely removed by liposuction

Liposuction is a great tool to get rid of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. A common question many people ask is, “How much fat can be safely removed with liposuction?” Dr. George K. Verghese answers this question below, so keep reading!

How Much Fat Can Be Safely Removed With Liposuction?

Usually, the maximum fat one can lose in a single session is between six to eight pounds. Losing more fat can increase the risk of complications. 

If you want to lose more than six to eight pounds, you can undergo different sessions spaced four months apart. Besides, the best results don’t always come from removing too much fat. Liposuction aids in enhancing body contours and not weight loss. 

If you intend to lose more weight, liposuction is not the right procedure for you. 

Most people achieve desirable results by getting rid of smaller amounts of fat. The ideal fat loss during the procedure differs for everyone and depends on the following:

  • Treatment area
  • Body shape
  • Overall body weight
  • Cosmetic goals
  • Overall health condition

Let’s reiterate that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. You are an ideal candidate if you’re near your optimal body weight and want to contour certain body parts.

 Risks Of Excess Fat Removal

Removing excess fat can cause hollow dimpling of the skin or the development of lumps.

Other risks include:

  • Blood clot
  • Build up of excess fluid that may affect breathing
  • Accumulation of blood
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Fat embolism (small amount of fats entering your blood)

Getting rid of limited fat prevents the risk of complications. Mid-Atlantic Skin operates under the direction of George K. Verghese, MD, one of the nation’s premier dermatologists. Along with his dedicated and professional team, Dr. Verghese provides excellent, comprehensive skincare.

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