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In our high calorie, sedentary Western society – many of us hope to perfect ourselves they way it is done around here... and that is instantaneously.

This is usually how we reason...

Wouldn't it be great if we could avoid the gym all together; have one simple operation to remove all of our figure trouble spots?

In our quest to look perfect – many of us are willing to do just about anything to realize a dream – including having all of our fat sucked out (in large quantities).

  • But what exactly are the implications for safety, and health?
  • How effective is the surgery?
  • And how will the final results look?

This article is going to delve deeply into those questions, and hopefully provide some clarity.

What is Large-Volume Liposuction (LVL)?

Large-volume, full body liposuction is defined as:

  1. Liposuction where greater than 5 liters of total aspirate are removed in a single operation. The aspirate includes both fat and the numbing solution volumes.

The difference between large-volume liposuction and regular lipo is the amount of fat removed in a single sitting. Large volume liposuction removes quantitatively more fat than does regular or micro-liposuction.

Patients who are within 15 to 20% of their ideal weight can have fat removed across the entire figure.

A little off here and a little off there...

That is where the term "full body liposuction" comes from.

For patients who are very overweight, 5 liters of aspirate can be removed from a single or couple of locations on the body. For these patients "full body liposuction" and large-volume liposuction (LVL) may not be synonymous.

Is LVL safe?

Large volume liposuction carries with it greater risk than its smaller volume counterpart.

The risks come from two factors:

  1. The increased amount of tissue removed from the body. The greater the amount of tissue removed from the body, the greater the risk.
  2. The increased amount of numbing fluid used during surgery. It could be potentially fatal if too much numbing fluid is applied to the patient.

So, in order to protect the safety of patients surgeons must conduct a careful health screening.

In Conclusion:

Not everyone is a good candidate for full body liposuction (LVL).

When LVL is employed, it is really important that the physician understand and respect its limits. It's important to take your time picking a board-certified plastic surgeon - one who isn't afraid to properly advise you.

Just because they CAN perform the surgery... doesn't mean they should.

Hmmmm... Not quite sure about patient-selection here:

Dr. Hall in Arizona - does liposuction on an overweight gentleman.

Full Body Liposuction References:

  • Saleh, Youssef, et al. "Safety and benefits of large-volume liposuction: a single center experience. (Original research) (Report)." International Archives of Medicine. vol. 2.4 (2 Feb 2009): 4. Expanded Academic ASAP. GALE (20 July 2009).

  • "Research conducted at University of Minnesota has provided new information about liposuction." Blood Weekly (9 Oct 2008): 188. General OneFile (9 May 2011).

  • Greeley, Alexandra. "Planning to Look Flab-u-less?" FDA Consumer 34.6 (Nov 2000). Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale July 2009.

  • Dhami, Lakshyajit. "Liposuction. (Article)(Technical report)." Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. vol. 41.3 (Oct 2008): 27. Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale (July 2009).

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