Large Volume Liposuction Newport Beach
A Weight Loss and Contouring
Procedure Rolled in One
One of the most common misconceptions about liposuction is that it can be a substitute for weight loss. More often than not, you need to reach your ideal weight first before getting liposuction, as this procedure is meant to trim away excess fat and fine-tune your body.
But with all the recent advancements in plastic surgery, liposuction has evolved into an option for people of all shapes and sizes. It is now possible to safely remove a considerable amount of fat within a short period through large volume liposuction.
Learn more about how large volume liposuction can help you as you read the rest of this post.
What is Large Volume Liposuction?
Basically speaking, large volume liposuction is the removal of a substantial volume of excess fat in one sitting. It can be done on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck.
But unlike regular liposuction, large volume liposuction can be recommended to overweight patients who are still in the process of losing weight. After all, the procedure can speed up the weight loss process, quickly helping patients feel more confident in their skin.
In the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has set the limit for large volume liposuction done in an ambulatory surgery center to only five liters of fat removal in one sitting. Anything more than this should be done in a hospital due to the increased risk of fluid shift.
According to studies, large volume liposuction has long-term health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular risk factors, metabolic balance, and insulin resistance.
Can You Remove More Than Five Liters of Fat?
Theoretically, yes — more than five liters of fat can be removed at one time. However, you have to be monitored in a hospital for possible complications.
To understand why such a thing isn’t advisable, it is crucial to know how large volume liposuction works.
For every cubic centimeter of fat harvested, an equal or higher volume of tumescent fluid is first injected into the patient’s fatty tissues. Afterward, the fat is liposuctioned.
Some of the tumescent fluid is removed together with the fat. Still, the rest is absorbed by the body, increasing the blood’s water level and altering the concentration of electrolytes in the bloodstream. Also, broken fat cells release certain electrolytes into the tissues.
All these create fluid and electrolyte changes in the bloodstream, which can have an adverse effect on the cardiovascular system. There is also the risk of increased blood loss the higher the volume of fat removed, which is why the ASPS has set a limit to large volume liposuction, at least in ambulatory surgery centers.
That said, not all physicians and plastic surgeons doing liposuction follow the recommendations of the ASPS.
However, as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Siamak Agha strictly adheres to the ASPS recommendations to avoid potential complications. He has performed large volume liposuction on many patients safely and without any difficulties over the past 15+ years.
If any of Dr. Agha’s patients require more than five liters of fat removal, he breaks down the surgeries into two stages or more, at least 6-8 weeks apart for maximum safety.
Is Large Volume Liposuction for You?
You can get large volume liposuction if you have a lot of excess fat in your body and you want to jump-start your weight loss journey.
However, it is important to get a full medical evaluation first, as the presence of other medical problems like asthma and high blood pressure may cross you out as a candidate. Such conditions may increase your risk of developing complications.
How Do You Recover from Large Volume Liposuction?
Regardless of how much fat is removed, recovery from large volume liposuction does not differ much from traditional liposuction recovery.
What are the Results of Large Volume Liposuction?
As a fat loss and sculpting procedure, large volume liposuction produces a well-contoured body with less unwanted bulges and more appealing proportions.
It might take up to six weeks for swelling to subside, revealing your final results.
Get Liposuction at Newport Beach, Orange County
Large volume liposuction can give your body a dramatic difference in shape, improving your body image and bringing your confidence to an all-time high.
Make sure to book your consultation with Dr. Agha to discuss if this procedure is for you.