What is the difference from Full Body Lipo and 12 Areas of Lipo when regarding a BBL?

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Full body liposuction and BBL

Thank you for your question. While you can liposuction several areas at once there is a limit to how much fat can be removed safely. Risks from liposuction increase significantly when over 5 liters of fat are suctioned out. We usually stay below this limit for patient safety. We’ve found that we’re able to achieve dramatic improvements for our patients with 2 to 4 liters of liposuction, depending on their needs. Regaring the BBL, the amount of fat transferred from donor sites depends on the quantity available and the extent of buttock augmentation each patient desires.  Sufficient body fat for a buttock augmentation is very patient-specific, depending on an individual’s body shape and proportions as well as their expectations.   Buttock augmentation with fat grafting is one of our most popular procedures in Colombia, and from experience we can tell you that some patients do very well with 300 cc of fat per side while others can need 800 cc or more.   That said, you definitely have to choose your surgeon correctly and make sure that he/she has the training and experience to meet your goals with absolute safety.  A key quality indicator is Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Don’t settle for less than a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure.

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What is the difference from Full Body Lipo and 12 Areas of Lipo when regarding a BBL?

This is absolutely practice specific. Meaning that it varies from every plastic surgeon what is considered an "area". For example, some will split the love handles up and call the right one an area and the left one another area. Also, there are limitations to how much lipoaspirate can be removed in one setting with/without an overnight stay for monitoring. Even if the surgeon is advertising full body lipo, it may not mean that all the fat from your entire body will be removed, but more so that all areas can be liposuctioned, but the maximum amount taken out will cap at 5L. Make sure you get a specific answer to what this entails.

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