Follow up to prior question. In regard to the 1L limit on liposuction combined with TT does it specify a particular area?

In regard to The 1L limit on liposuction combined with TT does it specify a particular area? I do not plan on getting abdominal liposuction. I know there is a safety issue with blood loss in the abdominal region so I would think this is only why there is a restriction. But if I am just getting my flanks and back liposuctioned, does it apply? I need clarification. I do have a consult scheduled with a board certified plastic surgeon.
This is a follow up to an old question which can be read here.

Doctor Answers (7)

FLorida law on restriction of liposuction

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Florida law restricts liposuction to 1 L in any area whatsoever if done with another major procedure. Florida law restricts liposuction to 4 L if done as the only operation.
It does not vary with the area of liposuction.
The area of greatest blood loss with liposuction in my experience is the mid and upper back.


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Follow up to prior question. In regard to the 1L limit on liposuction combined with TT does it specify a particular area?

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The answer to your question is NO. No particular area is signaled out. The fat may be removed from your hips or thighs.......it matters not.

Jose Perez-Gurri, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Follow up to prior question. In regard to the 1L limit on liposuction combined with TT does it specify a particular area?

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This will depend upon the facility that is used. Find an expert with great reviews and before and after pictures.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
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