North America Vs Spanish Countries For Liposuction?

which state allows you to remove the most amount of fat during liposuction? why do girls who go to mexico/Dominican republic have smaller waist? also why can they sit on their but rite away and in north America you have to wait 6 weeks

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Best to have liposuction close to home. State limits on lipo volumes should not affect your decision.

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You are asking the wrong questions.  First, only a few states have restrictions.  But just because a state does not have an arbitrary volume restriction does not mean that the surgeon is at liberty to remove excessive amounts of fat (you want your surgeon to be aggressive, but safe).  As is turns out, almost all patients require less than 5 liters (5000) cc of fat removal.  You should know that this volume consists of a variable amount of fluid injected.  Surgeons using the tumescent technique may remove greater volumes, but more of this represents fluid they injected, not fat (so it's not an apples-to-apples comparison).  Women who go to other countries do not necessarily have smaller waists (don't know where you got that).  All women can sit on their butts right away (some surgeons recommend no sitting after fat injection, not liposuction).  There are plenty of good surgeons in Mexico, but there are plenty of good surgeons in the U.S. and Canada (particularly if you live in a big city like Toronto with plenty of choices of surgeons).  Usually it makes no sense to go elsewhere, once you take into consideration travel expenses and the fact that your surgeon will be unavailable for follow-up.  Have a look at some patients and their lipo volumes, attached.


Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
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Stay in the US and Canada for cosmetic surgery or risk your life!

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I was recently taking care of a patient in the hospital who had plastic surgery in Mexico and she almost died from the infections and I had to perform extensive surgeries on her to clear the infections.  She went to Mexico because it was cheaper, but at what cost? She almost lost her life and now she may owe tens of thousands in hospital bills! pLEASE! There are thousands of excellent Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the US and Canada!  Don't go to a third world country to get surgery!

Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS
Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
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North America Vs Spanish Countries For Liposuction?

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               Sitting on the buttocks for prolonged periods of time may predispose to fat necrosis or resorption and diminish results.  This applies to humans everywhere.  5 liters is the safe upper limit for liposuction.  I think that if you find the right surgeons in the US you will get safety, good judgment, prevention of complications, and as small a waist as anatomically possible.

                I perform about 500 Brazilian buttlifts each year, and this procedure is the most surgeon dependent plastic surgery procedure.  Much of the grafting result depends upon the techniques utilized and the postoperative care.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 193 reviews

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