When most people gain weight, they often don’t accumulate it in one spot on the body. They gain fat evenly all over the surface of the body. The most common areas for increased accumulation of fat includes the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, knees, thighs, arms, neck and chin. In most cases, people want fat removed from more than one area in order to achieve a balanced, lean look.
Liposuction is an effective way to remove fat from the body. However, plastic and cosmetic surgeons recommend diet and exercise to first shed unwanted pounds. Once people understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle, they will be able to keep the results from their liposuction procedure for a long time.
What many people wonder about is why they would need liposuction after achieving their desired weight loss. The reason is because many people are unable to lose weight in certain areas of the body. This can be due to hormones, gender factors, and genetics. For those people, liposuction is an option.
Since most people want to remove fat from more than one area, one of most frequently asked questions is whether all of the fat can be removed at one time. The good news is that liposuction can remove fat from multiple body areas during one session, but not everyone can have all of their unwanted fat removed during one session.
It may not be possible to liposuction all of the fat in one session if there is just too much fat to be able to safely remove it. Large volume liposuction can create imbalances in the body’s electrolyte supply. This, among other factors, is why we do not perform this type of procedure on patients.
Overweight patients will naturally need more fat removed than will smaller patients. In many cases, a patient who weighs 200 pounds can safely have about 6 liters of fat removed at once. A patient weighing 110 pounds can have 1.5 liters of fat removed during one session. If more fat must be removed to achieve desired results, the patient will need another liposuction procedure.
The amount of fat a patient can have removed during a liposuction session depends on the individual. Only a consultation with an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon can reveal how many sessions it will take to safely achieve desired results.
Looking for Liposuction in Long Island or NYC?
If you’re seeking an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon in Commack or Manhattan, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York. Our team of experts is committed to the safety and satisfaction of our patients.
We offer free consultations to new patients who are considering liposuction. During the appointment, you will be able to ask questions and learn more about the results you desire. We want you to make a well-informed decision so you can affirm whether this is the right procedure for you.
Contact us today at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831 for a free consultation at our Commack, Long Island or Manhattan office.