Large volume liposuction can be quite safe provided the surgeon is well versed on fluid and electrolyte management in the patient and postoperative care is intensified due to the physiologic changes in the patient. Most plastic surgeons use five or 6 L as a limit but there is a lot of subjectivity in this chosen number.
Most states and ASPS recommend not removing more than 5 liters of fat at any one time. Usually large volume liposuction refers to more than that.
Thanks for your question. Generally the safe limit of liposuction is about 5 litres removed at any one time. Removing large volumes of fatty tissue from multiple areas is associated with a higher risk of complications.
Thanks for the question. Though it is possible to remove more than 5 liters of fat, it is recommended that you do not exceed that amount, this could amount to greater risks during surgery. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for an in person consultation to see whether removing such a large quantity is necessary.
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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines large volume liposuction as any amount greater than 5 liters. For amounts greater than 5 liters, you will be required to have an overnight stay at a hospital, surgical center, or monitored recovery facility.
Liposuction carries risks like any other surgical procedure. Would recommending contacting a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your options.