How Much Body Fat Can be Removed With Liposuction?

By: Dr. Dimara Vega


Liposuction is a popular procedure used to remove excess pockets of body fat. Results can be dramatic, with men and women seeing a noticeable difference in the size of their abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and other areas. But how much fat can be removed during body contouring treatment? 

 The amount we remove is based on the size and location of the fat deposits, as well as your anatomy. This is why it's best to choose a surgeon experienced in this kind of procedure. 

Board-certified physician Dr. Dimara Vega can provide information on how much fat can be removed safely during a consultation. Call BeyondBela Aesthetics & Wellness in Brandon, FL to discover your options. 

How is liposuction performed? 

Dr. Vega performs a special form of liposuction – called VASER® – that uses ultrasound technology to break up fat cells before they are suctioned out with a simple cannula. This technique results in less trauma to the tissue and a virtually seamless recovery process with less downtime. 

Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas at once, or it can be combined with other procedures to enhance your outcomes. For example, body fat can be used to improve areas that could use extra volume, such as the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift is a well-known option for patients who want to improve the shape and size of their derriere. 

Is there scarring after liposuction? 

Dr. Vega takes great care to minimize the appearance of scars that could result from liposuction. We use small incisions and place them in strategic locations so that they can be hidden by clothing or a bathing suit. Healing takes place quickly, and the incisions are typically barely visible once they have healed. 

How much fat can be removed? 

The amount of fat that we remove depends on several factors. First, Dr. Vega considers how much fat is present and where it is located. We also take into account your anatomy and personal health. 

Our main goal is to ensure a safe body contouring procedure and recovery process. This is because removing too much fat can lead to serious health complications. 

In general, patients in Brandon, FL can expect to lose between 3 and 4 liters of fat during liposuction. We can provide a more detailed estimate during a consultation. Regardless, our fat removal process should have a profound impact on your appearance and confidence. 

Do liposuction results look natural? 

Some people worry that liposuction will leave them looking "unnatural." This is not the case when treatment is performed by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Vega. The goal of surgery is to create outcomes that look natural and proportional to your body. Rest assured that people will simply think you are in great shape – they won't suspect that you had liposuction done. 

Another factor to consider is that, while body fat is not likely to come back after treatment, you can maintain your liposuction results by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. These habits also improve your overall health, so it's a win-win. 

Slim down with liposuction 

Excess fat does not stand a chance against liposuction at BeyondBela Aesthetics & Wellness. If you have questions about this procedure and want to know more, call to meet with Dr. Dimara Vega in Brandon, FL. Our team understands your body contouring goals and can create a treatment plan to help you achieve the look you desire.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.