Fat Removed Under Local Anesthesia?

what is the maximum liter(s)/ cc that can be safely removed under local anesthetics during a lipo surgery?

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Amount of fat that can be removed in liposuction

The liposuction task force recommendations for the amount of liposuction on an outpatient basis is 5,000 cc.  Otherwise in hospital monitoring is necessary.

With local anesthetic alone, the amount of lidocaine necessary to do the procedure often limits the amount of fat that can be safely removed. 

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