Why are doctors in the U.S so modest when it comes to fat transfer? (Photo)
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Why are doctors in the U.S so modest when it comes to fat transfer?
Modest fat transfer
The state of Florida Florida restricts how much liposuction can be performed in each procedure. Please refer below for a section of the standards of practice for medical doctors from the department of the state of Florida administrative code and register.
64B 8–9.009 (2) (d) In any liposuction procedure, The surgeon is responsible for determining the appropriate amount of supernatant fat to be removed from a particular patient. A maximum of 4000 mL supernatant fat maybe removed by liposuction in the office setting. A maximum of 50 mg per kilogram of lidocaine can be injected for tumescent Liposuction in the office setting. (e) Liposuction maybe performed in combination with another separate surgical procedure during a single level II or level III operation, only in the following circumstances: 1. When combined with abdominoplasty, liposuction may not exceed 1000 mL of supernatant fat; 2. When liposuction is associated and directly related to another procedure, the liposuction may not exceed 1000 mL of supernatant fat; 3. Major liposuction in excess of 1000 mL supernatant fat may not be performed in a remote location from any other procedure.
I hope this helps answer your question,
James S McAdoo DO FACOS
- 20 years experience
- 33,000 operative cases
- AOA board-certified plastic surgeon
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