How much lipo is this?

I had upper/lower abs and waist/flanks/lowback vaser liposuctioned. Im 5'8 and 160 and my doc said she took out 3000cc of fat with vaser. Just wondering if thats a lot? How many pounds of fat is that? I'm still sore and lumpy after a month and wondered if its because there was a lot taken out. swelling has gone down quite a bit and looks nice, just thought I wouldnt be sore anymore at this point.

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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting

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3000cc is relatively average depending on your starting size.  Post operative massage, RF treatments, compression and hyperbaric oxygen are essential to ensure optimal long term results.  Dr. Emer.

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Vaser liposuction

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Hello,It's not unusual to be lumpy after liposuction. This can last for several weeks to months. 3000cc of fat and fluid is about 6-7 pounds. Liposuction is more about contouring versus weight loss. Make sure you are having appropriate follow-up appointments with your physician.

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