Q: Does each state have their own limit or law to how much Plastic Surgeons can Liposuction?
A: Most board certified plastic surgeons, including me, follow the American Society of Plastic Surgery guidelines concerning liposuction. These guidelines STRONGLY encourage us to remove no more than 5000 cc of fat and fluid during one liposuction procedure. All surgery comes with risk. In addition to bleeding and infection, liposuction can result in serious electrolyte imbalances – especially when too much is removed in one setting. Liposuction is a great tool for body contouring, but it is not a weight loss tool.