Patients always want to know how much how much fat can be removed during a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is a safe procedure, but there are limits on how much fat can be removed in one sitting. If the surgeon attempts to remove too much fat, there can be significant consequences for patients, including death. Remember, when fat is removed from the body, it creates stress in the body. There is a lot of fluid shifting, among other things. It is universally accepted that the maximum amount of fat that can be removed in any typical surgery is 5 to 7 liters. Furthermore, when liposuction is performed, the patient needs to be within a certain weight limit. If your BMI is above 35, you are not going to be a candidate for the procedure. BMI is the body mass index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Remember, liposuction is not a weight loss program. It is not that the surgeon can suck all the fat off your body and all of a sudden your body will decrease to a size 4 or 5. Liposuction can be performed in multiple areas, including the abdomen, the flanks, the thighs, the arms, and the back, but if you have too much fat, you will need to lose weight prior to the surgery in order to have a good result.