Liposuction is a fat removal surgery that can be used to target specific and different areas of your body. It is possible to have either a full body liposuction or partial liposuction for such areas as: back, arms, chest, abdomen, hip, legs, buttocks, knees or ankles. Liposuction can be also combined with other surgeries to have better results. As the statistics say, liposuction and tummy tuck is the most popular combination among people who want to have a flat stomach.
Liposuction consists of aspirating fat from a body part with the use of a special cannula connected to a vacuum machine. Fat removal surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and takes one to two hours depending on the liposuction technique that is used.
What can liposuction achieve?
It can be difficult to get rid of certain areas of body fat despite our best efforts at exercising and dieting. Liposuction is a procedure that can help contour these areas by:
Removing excess stubborn fat
Contouring parts of the body to create a more shapely figure
Making the overall appearance of the body more proportionate
Taking advantage from the latest technologies, liposuction in Turkey offers a great variety of options. Although all of them aims at fat removal, each technique functions differently from one another. There are mainly three liposuction techniques
Traditional Liposuction: The technique consists of fat removal from the body by means of its aspiration with fine cannulas that are inserted under the skin through small incisions of 2-3 millimetres. Traditional liposuction in Turkey is mostly preferred when the candidate has a significant amount of fat or seek for a cheap liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction: It is a quick and less-traumatic liposuction technique that facilitates fat removal by selectively acting on the fatty tissue and making it liquid through ultrasound waves. By this way, it provides more natural liposuction results that can hardly be obtained in such a short time with other surgical procedures.
Vaser Hi-def (High Definition) Liposuction: It is a liposculpture system using ultrasound waves together with resonance. This allows the surgeon to remove fat while sculpting certain areas of the body, working on the patient’s own anatomy, discovering his muscles. As it is especially effective in belly fat removal and definition, Hi-Def Liposuction in Turkey is mostly preferred by men as a six-pack surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How long does the liposuction surgery take?
The liposuction procedure can take between 1 to 4 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.
+ Does liposuction leave scars?
There will be small incision lines on your treated areas where the cannula enters into your body. The scars will heal gradually and there will be no visible lines or incisions on your body.
+ What are the steps of a liposuction procedure ?
The liposuction procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Step 3 – See the results
Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
+ How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
Your surgeon can safely remove up to 5 liters (10 pounds) of fat during a liposuction.
+ Am I too big to have liposuction?
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a type of weight loss surgery. Removing too much excess fat through liposuction for weight loss purposes can lead to serious complications. The aim of a liposuction is to remove stubborn fat that exercise and diet alone cannot shift. We therefore strongly recommend that you reach a stable weight before you have liposuction.
+ Is this operation performed in combination with the other plastic surgery operations?
Plastic surgeries such as breast augmentation, nose job, tummy tuck, face lift may be performed in combination with liposuction.
Aftercare for Liposuction (Fat Removal)
The following instructions are general information to be followed before and after the liposuction surgery.
Surgery will be cancelled if there is any chance that you are pregnant.
Do not use alcohol or smoke cigarettes, chew or pipe tobacco for at least two weeks prior to your surgery. Nicotine affects the healthy circulation of the body and may affect the result of your liposuction surgery and increases the risk of complication with anesthesia.
Do not take any products containing ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication or Vitamin E.
Do not drink or eat anything before the midnight of your surgery. A fasting is required to receive sedation for surgery.
You may shower and shampoo on the morning of surgery.
Please wear loose fitting clothing and avoid anything that must be pulled over the head.
Do not wear makeup, hair sprays or gels, nail polish or false eyelashes to your surgery.
Do not wear jewelry,
Refrain from swimming pools and using creams on the treated area.
Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks.
Please keep your adhesive strips and dressing clean and dry to prevent infection for two days.
You may walk around on the day of surgery and after to prevent blood clots from developing also move your legs frequently.
Expect to have pain for the first 24 hours, take your pain medication before your pain becomes severe.
Some bruising and swelling is expected and takes between 3-6 months to see final results.
It is normal to feel tired for the first few days. Do not exercise for at least 4 weeks. Thereafter, you may resume low intensity exercises. You may resume all exercise/activity at least after 4 weeks.
Drink plenty of fluids (up to 10 glasses/day) for the first week to keep hydrated.
You may take a full shower after 3 days of your lipo surgery. It is okay to get the steri strips wet at this point, but do not remove them. You can gently pat yourself with a towel or use a blow dryer to dry the steri strips.
Please wear your medical support corset for at least 3 weeks which will provide additional support.
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6 to 8 months