How Many Areas Can You Treat in One Liposuction Session?

Pockets of localized fat that are resistant to regular exercise and diet efforts can be found on any part of the body. The hips, thighs, buttocks, flanks, and bra roll are common areas where stubborn fat tends to reside. Because liposuction can be such an effective procedure, many patients wish to have the treatment performed in multiple areas of the body at once. For example, if a patient wanted fat removed from parts of the body that are in close proximity to each other, such as the hips, thighs, and buttocks, these areas can often be treated as one unit and be addressed in a single treatment session. However, whether liposuction can safely be administered in several areas in one procedure ultimately depends on a variety of factors.

Most surgeons can agree that the soft limit for the amount of fat that can safely be removed at one time is five liters. Most of the time, this equates to roughly three or four areas. Nevertheless, liposuction is an individualized service and the true limit to the number of areas that can be treated simultaneously relies on factors, such as:

  • Your stature and anatomical figure
  • The location of each area of fat to be addressed
  • The amount of body fat you wish to be extracted
  • Your unique needs and goals

Dr. James Matas would be more than happy to perform a thorough evaluation of your specific goals during your initial consultation and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. With professional service and counsel from our Orlando plastic surgeon, you can achieve the body contour you desire.

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