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How Long Does Liposuction Surgery to the Love Handles Take?

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Time for love hande liposuction

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The operative time for any liposuction depends upon the number of incisions made and the amount of fat to be removed. On average, this would be about one hour of surgery, in total and you would be in the surgery facility for another 60-90 minutes afterwards before being released.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Time it takes for liposuction of love handles

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Liposuction of the love handles depends on how much fat we are suctioning. This area is easily accessible and should not take more than 1hr for both sides (much less if the amount is minimum). Enjoy your new waist line!

Dr. H

Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Texas Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction Of Love Handles?

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Thank you for the question

Generally liposuction of the flanks (love handles)  takes about one hour to complete.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Duration of love handle lipo

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Dear Princess L,

There are variables for example your choice of anesthetic, size of your love handles and if you mean OR time or door to door.  Usually one area of liposuction will take about an hour.  Good luck

Craig Harrison, MD, PA
Tyler Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the love handles takes about 2 hrs from the time you walk in until you walk out.

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Liposuction of the love handles is one of the most common areas to do and takes about 2 hrs from the time you walk in until the time you walk out and is done under local anesthesia so you can usually drive yourself home and runs roughly $4000 tumescent lipo with the micro cannulas.  You are back to work in 2 days and exercising in 1 week.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Love Handle Liposuction

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Liposuction limited to the love handles is fairly routine and should take no more than 30 minutes of suction per side. I have never had anyone complain that it took too long.

Of course, it will take an hour or so to get you ready for the procedure and to get you numb.

Afterward, it takes a while to apply absorbent gauze and help you into a compression garment.

Finally, we have to check your vital signs and make sure you are ready to leave.

So the entire session is likely to take two to three hours.

T. Wayne Day, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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Surgery time

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For most patients, it will take 30-60 minutes. Time would be determined by how much fat is being removed and if you are asleep or awake.

Michael Hueneke, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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