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Liposuction is the most common cosmetic produce preformed in the United States with almost 400,000 performed each year.

Ideal candidates for liposuction are those who have good skin tone and elasticity, where the skin molds itself into new contours. A patient whose skin lacks elasticity pre operatively may end up with loose-looking skin in areas where the procedure was done post-operatively. Therefore these patients are not the best candidates.

Liposuction is not intended as a weight-loss method and is not a good option for obese patients.

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Liposuction can be expensive due to several factors. The surgeon’s experience and expertise significantly impact the cost, as more skilled surgeons tend to charge higher fees[1]. The geographic location also plays a role, with liposuction typically costing more in major metropolitan areas[4]. Additionally, the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed can increase the cost, as it requires more time and effort from the surgeon[4]. Fees for the operating room, anesthesia, pre-operative tests, and post-operative garments contribute to the overall expense[5]. While the average surgeon’s fee is around $4,449, the total cost can range from $1,000 to $25,000 or more, depending on these various factors[3].

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/why-is-liposuction-expensive
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
  3. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-liposuction
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10033-liposuction
  5. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/liposuction-cost-factors

According to guidelines suggested by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the maximum amount of fat that can be safely removed during a single liposuction procedure is around 5 liters or 11 pounds[1]. However, some advanced liposuction techniques may allow for removal of larger volumes while ensuring patient safety. The amount removed also varies based on factors like the treatment area, body mass index (BMI), and overall goals[1]. It’s generally recommended not to exceed 5000cc or 11 pounds of fat removal in one session for most patients[3]. The key is removing enough fat to achieve desired contouring results while prioritizing the patient’s safety and ability to recover properly[5].

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/how-much-fat-can-be-removed-with-liposuction
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
  3. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-liposuction
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10033-liposuction
  5. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/liposuction-safety-guidelines

Liposuction results are considered permanent in terms of the fat cells removed, but the overall body contouring effects can diminish over time. The remaining fat cells can still expand if significant weight is gained after liposuction[1]. While fat removal is permanent, the skin tightening benefits may decrease as skin loses elasticity from aging, potentially leading to some re-sagging over many years[2]. For most patients, results realistically last 5-10 years with a stable weight and healthy lifestyle[3]. Major weight fluctuations or future pregnancies can compromise the outcome[3]. Younger patients with good skin elasticity tend to maintain results longer than older patients[4]. Proper post-operative care is crucial for maximizing longevity initially[5].

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/how-long-do-liposuction-results-last
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
  3. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-liposuction
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10033-liposuction
  5. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/liposuction-recovery-timeline

Liposuction does involve some level of pain and discomfort, especially during the initial recovery period. Here are some key points about the pain associated with liposuction:

[1] During the actual liposuction procedure, you will be under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, so you should not feel any pain. The pain and discomfort kick in after the surgery as the anesthesia wears off.

[2] Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort and soreness for the first 2-4 days after liposuction. This is when the pain is typically at its worst as the treatment areas will be swollen and bruised.

[3] The level of pain can vary based on factors like the treatment area (e.g. back/flanks may be more uncomfortable), the amount of fat removed, and individual pain tolerance levels. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually sufficient for managing post-op discomfort.

[4] Wearing the required compression garments can also contribute to some discomfort and tightness in the first week or so after liposuction, but this helps control swelling.

[5] Most patients report that the initial pain and soreness starts to subside significantly after the first 3-5 days. Any residual pain or aches are typically much more manageable after the first week of recovery.

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/how-painful-is-liposuction
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
  3. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-liposuction
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10033-liposuction
  5. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/liposuction-recovery-timeline

Liposuction is typically not covered by insurance plans in the USA for purely cosmetic reasons. However, there are some exceptions where insurance may provide coverage:

[1] If liposuction is deemed medically necessary to address an underlying health condition, certain insurance companies may cover part or all of the costs. Examples include removing excess fat deposits caused by a disorder or trauma.

[2] The key factor that determine if liposuction qualifies for insurance coverage are whether it is considered reconstructive (to improve body function) or purely cosmetic (to enhance appearance). Reconstructive procedures have a higher chance of being covered.

While liposuction for purely aesthetic reasons is generally not covered by insurance in the USA, there are some situations where it may qualify for full or partial coverage if it is considered reconstructive surgery to treat a medical condition or injury. Checking with your specific insurance provider is recommended.

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/is-liposuction-covered-by-insurance
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586

No, liposuction is not 100% safe, but with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, the procedure is generally considered safe. Like any surgical procedure, it carries potential risks and complications. You should know what they are before having surgery.

[1] Potential liposuction complications include infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, numbness, skin discoloration, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. In rare cases, more serious issues like organ puncture, fat embolism, or lidocaine toxicity can occur.

[2] While the risks are generally minimal when performed by a qualified surgeon, factors like the amount of fat removed, the areas treated, and the patient’s overall health can increase the risk profile.

[3] There are also risks during the recovery period, such as contour irregularities, prolonged swelling or bruising, and changes in skin sensation that may be temporary or permanent.

[4] Major complications like kidney, heart or lung problems are possible, especially if large volumes of fat are removed. Fluid shifts during extensive liposuction can potentially be life-threatening in some cases.

So while liposuction is generally considered safe when performed properly on appropriate candidates, it is an invasive surgery that requires careful consideration of the potential risks and complications. Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon and following all pre- and post-operative instructions is crucial for maximizing safety and achieving the desired results.

Sources:

  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/is-liposuction-safe
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
  3. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-liposuction
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10033-liposuction

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