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What You Should Know If Too Much Fat Was Removed During Liposuction

Too Much Fat Was Removed During Liposuction

Liposuction is considered an effective process to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that haven't diminished even with a healthy way of living. It's a surgical procedure that will help you achieve a more toned look and a sculpted figure.

One of the main queries asked is how much fat can be removed through liposuction. The more responsible answer to this matter is that it all depends on the procedure and the patient's goals.

There is a standard limit of how much fat liposuction can remove, approximately a combined 12 pounds of fat and fluid. That said, it would be unwise to view liposuction as a weight-loss solution.

It's essential to clear up that you won't be losing 12 pounds of fat. It means that the total amount of fat, blood, and fluids that will be removed from your body equals 12 pounds.

Removing Too Much Fat Isn't Ideal

Removing the maximum amount of fat isn't going to give you the best results. That's because liposuction's sole focus is to provide subtle improvements in your figure by targeting pockets of fat from specific areas of the body.

Most surgeons recommend that you undergo a subtle fat removal procedure to result in a more natural-looking body afterward.

As board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Mosharrafa describes in the video above, fat removal procedures focus on body contouring, not weight loss. While five liters can be removed in a single setting, this does not add up to much more than a couple of pounds down the line. 

Risk With Too Much Fat Removed

There's an array of issues that can occur from removing too much fat during a liposuction procedure. You could face the risk of having lumpy results, uneven skin surface, fibrosis, or asymmetric fat removal.

While the aesthetic-related consequences may be most pressing, you should also focus on the health risks associated with removing too much fat with liposuction.

These potential risks may include:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia

  • Infection

  • Dehydration

  • Breathing problems

  • Fat entering the bloodstream

  • Blood clots

  • Seromas

  • Hematoma

Additionally, the more fat you remove, the longer your recovery time will be.

Elite Body Sculpture's Cure For Faulty Liposuction

Suppose you're a patient that has undergone liposuction desiring beautiful results but has found themselves on the opposite end. In that case, there's no need to worry; you can get the results you've always wanted.

Elite Body Sculpture's AirSculpt® Liposuction Correction is an optimal solution for any fat removal or transfer gone wrong. This approach can remove and graft fat to restore a balanced contour on any body area to look its best.

AirSculpt® technology is an advanced form of fat removal that doesn't use a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia, giving you the safest and most precise results on the market. Despite being less invasive, this automated fat removal technique gives surgeons enhanced finesse, enabling them to remove or transfer fat cell-by-cell with unparalleled accuracy. 

Patients specifically dealing with botched liposuction results due to aggressive fat removal can opt for the dedicated revision liposuction technique, which restores smooth balance almost instantly. 

In terms of recovery, this is the speediest one you'll have. You can continue your regular everyday routine in only 48 hours after any AirSculpting any area of the body.

If you want to look your best and want to turn botched liposuction into a masterpiece of a contour, head to Elite Body Sculpture Chicago or the body contouring office nearest you for your first consultation. 


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