According to Laurence Glickman, MD, the maximum amount of body fat, skin, and fluid that can be safely removed in any one surgery varies greatly, depending on a number of factors including the patient's health and whether the procedure is performed on and in-patient (with an overnight hospital stay) or outpatient basis.
Nip/Tuck Gets It Wrong (Again)
About.com:Plastic Surgery Blog's Natalie Kita takes the overwrought Nip/Tuck to task over technical issues. Large Volume Liposuction – Nip/Tuck Gets It Very Wrong:
Last week's episode broke that rule ten times over when it portrayed a large volume liposuction case in which 150 lbs of the patient's body weight were removed during a lipo/tummy tuck combo surgery. We won't even get into the ethical considerations of sucking the fat out of a prisoner so he can be legally slim enough to receive his scheduled lethal injection.