Maximum lipo allowed?

What is the maximum lipo volume allowed in new Jersey and Beverley hills with/without tummy Tuck? 5 litres for lipo only and 1litre if combined with tummy Tuck?

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Liposuction limits

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These are the guidelines based on safety and research: (500 cc = 2 cups):

  1. no more than 500 cc liposuction in an office, local anesthesia + light oral sedation,
  2. no more than 5000 cc in an accredited surgery center, local or general anesthesia,
  3. liposuction greater than 5000 should be done in a hospital,
  4. liposuction greater than 7000 cc should have an overnight hospital stay.

Depending on the state, there may be additional requirements, e.g. training.

Maximum lipo allowed?

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In California, this is a judgment related issue and is not limited to 1 liter with another procedure.

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures 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


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Thank you for the question.

Normally a patient has to have a good or extra good over the limit HMG level to start. The safest and the permited is 5 Lts. in some cases 6 but no more than that, it may be harmful for patients to have more than this.

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction limits

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in New York State, there are no laws governing the amount of liposuction performed. As an outpatient procedure however, there is a guideline of the 5 L total removed regardless of the procedure. Expertise and judgment of the plastic surgeon is of paramount importance as larger volumes may be performed under anesthesia in the hospital sitting with an overnight observation period.

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the hips and thighs in Los Angeles

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Liposuction is a safe procedure with excellent longterm results. Safety is paramount and depends on your body fat distribution and our ability to harmonize proportions, rather than absolute weight.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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There is no absolute maximum volume for liposuction but the surgeon must use judgment.

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administration of lidocaine as well as tumescent fluid and the anticipated removal of a large volume of fat can create significant physiologic issues.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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