Is LaserLipo limited on amount of fat that it can suction out during procedure compared to tumescent/traditional lipo??

Is LaserLipo/SmartLipo limited on the amount of fact if can suction out during the procedure, particulalry in comparison to tumescent/traditional lip?

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Thanks for the question, I actually wrote the 2017 American Society of Plastic Surgery paper on liposuction and I would agree 5L should not be exceeded. Also, I would suggest seeing a Plastic Surgeon who performs many of these procedures and understands the safety nuances and the physiologic changes that happen to the body

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Max amount of fat removal with Laser Lipo

Anything over 5 liters is considered mega liposuction and is associated with higher risks. Therefore most physician adhere to the guidelines which recommend to remove less than 5 liters regardless of the type of liposuction, especially in an outpatient setting.

Renata Wix-Harris, MD
Livingston Physician
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Liposuction, VASER Hi Definition Body Contouring, SmartLipo/Laser Liposuction

The guidelines limit most fat extraction to 5L or less for safety regardless of the type of liposuction.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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