Large-volume Liposuction

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Liposuction for High BMI Patients.

Liposuction was originally invented in 1975 and is now one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed around the world. Using a cannula, a significant amount of fat is suctioned from the body as fat cells are removed, delivering long-term results. Although liposuction is performed on both men and women of different weights, many people are unaware of if it can be performed on individuals with high BMIs. Fortunately, liposuction can be performed on overweight adults and is known as large-volume liposuction.

Large-volume liposuction is effective in contouring different areas of the body and removing excess fat that is present on the stomach, flanks, thighs, and back. Not only are there physical benefits of this type of procedure, but it can also improve the health of the individual by improving blood glucose levels, decreasing systolic blood pressure, and reducing pulse rate reductions.

Can you get liposuction with a high BMI?

Liposuction can be performed on adults with a high BMI for those who need to have a lot of excess fat removed in a single procedure to contour their bodies. This involves removing more fat than the amount of fat that is removed during a standard liposuction procedure. Large-volume liposuction must be done at a hospital facility when suctioned fat overpasses the 5 liters limit, and patients can expect to stay at least a night at the institution.

If you want to be cleared to undergo liposuction, you must have a clean medical history and be in excellent health. Fortunately, there isn’t a limit to your BMI to be approved for this type of procedure. However, your plastic surgeon may want you to maintain a steady weight and avoid losing or gaining a significant amount of weight in the months leading up to the surgery. Although it’s not designed to be a substitute for weight loss, it’s effective in shaping and contouring the body.

What is a good BMI for liposuction?

Most plastic surgeons want their patients to have a BMI that is lower than 30 when they plan to undergo liposuction. This makes the procedure minimally invasive, especially when skin tightening is involved. Although you don’t always need to lose weight to undergo liposuction, it’s recommended that you’re within a few pounds of your goal weight or within 30% of your ideal weight.

Patients with lower BMIs also have fewer risks of undergoing cosmetic surgery because they’re typically in better health and can recover easier.

Am I a candidate for Plus size liposuction?

Adults who are considered to be candidates for plus-size liposuction are anyone who has a stable weight or is in the process of losing weight. Fortunately, liposuction is an excellent option because it can expedite the process when losing weight, especially if your progress begins to slow down and you aren’t losing as much weight with diet and exercise.

The patient must have realistic expectations of the outcome and should have firm, elastic skin. They must also be in good psychological health and commit to following the plastic surgeon’s post-op instructions.

Age isn’t a factor because liposuction can be performed on young or old adults; however, older adults have less skin elasticity, which can affect the outcome of the results compared to individuals who have tighter skin.

Is liposuction safe for obese patients?

Liposuction is not always as safe for obese patients, especially if the patients aren’t in good overall health. However, the risks can be minimized by undergoing the procedure with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a high level of experience performing this specific type of procedure.

It can be safe for carefully-selected patients who make certain lifestyle changes. When there’s a lot of excess fatty tissue on the individual, liposuction is not always the best solution because there’s a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed in one setting. This depends on the laws that are set in the state where the procedure is performed. If there’s a significant amount of fat, then procedures can be limited by the laws that can limit the outcome of the results.

Losing weight before the procedure through diet or exercise can make it easier to undergo liposuction. There will then be excess skin and fatty tissue that can be removed via a surgical procedure.

How much weight plus size patients lose with Lipo?

According to Florida law, the max amount of fat plastic surgeons can remove in an office surgery is four liters, and in some states, up to five liters of fat can be removed in a single surgery.

Patients lose an average of three pounds when undergoing liposuction for those who are close to their ideal weight, depending on the results they want to achieve and the areas they want to slim down. Plus-size patients who are looking to remove more fat can request the plastic surgeon removes ten to 11 pounds of excess fat. Still, it depends on your overall body mass and how much the medical professional can safely remove. 11 pounds of fat is equivalent to four-five liters of fat.

Boutinic Aesthetics offers liposuction for patients with a higher BMI (34) than the standard BMI in the industry for the procedure, but our surgeons will evaluate every case in detail because your safety is our top priority. Plus-size patients can rest assured that we always comply with the limits and regulations established by Law.

The amount of fat that is also removed can also vary and often depends on how much of it is measured as it’s removed during the procedure. The contours of your body, the condition of your skin, and your desired proportions will influence how much fat can be removed.

What results can I expect after large-volume liposuction?

After you undergo large-volume liposuction, you can expect to have a slimmer physique and even fit into a smaller dress size one to three months following the procedure once the swelling and inflammation subside. On average, most people go down two dress sizes following liposuction.

You can expect to see results about six weeks following the procedure when your body has had a chance to heal and recover. You’ll discover your body has a dramatically different shape and features that are more contoured based on your specifications.

Your skin will also contract for several months to accommodate your new frame and shape, which will enhance the quality of your results and prevent a lot of excess or saggy skin from being present.

Contact us for Plus size liposuction in Miami

If you’re seeking to undergo plus-size liposuction at a reputable facility in Miami, you can reach out to our team at Boutinic Aesthetics. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are reputable in the industry and have extensive experience performing plus-size liposuction on different types of patients. Our plastic surgeons even work with patients who have a BMI of up to 34.

You can give us a call today to schedule a consultation and have your questions answered to determine if you’re a candidate for plus-size liposuction.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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