Liposuction fun facts

Liposuction, as you know, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the human body.

In the United States, liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries, and approximately 200,000 of these surgeries are performed a year.  The average cost of liposuction is $6000 per surgery.

The average amount of fat removed at a liposuction surgery is 5 Liters (about 1.3 gallons).

Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that liposuction benefit is short term, and after a few months the fat usually returns and re-distributes. The fat returns to other areas of the body, including the upper abdomen and the arms.

In one study, mortality from liposuction was 1 in 5000, although this number has been improving in recent years.  Some serious complications can include infection, bowel perforation, blood clots, blood loss, and nerve damage.

In 2007, the captain of a boat converted the boat’s engine to use fat removed from liposuction surgeries to power his boat, and sailed for 60 days!

Fat removed at liposuction surgery:

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