What is Liposuction?
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iposuction is the process of removing the fats with the help of thin cannulas entered through small holes in the body. To facilitate the removal of the oil with the cannulas, a liquid (serum) dissolving the oils is injected into the area where the application is planned. (This fluid also has a bleeding-reducing effect.) This makes it easier to remove oils from the application area.

Liposuction, also called ``lipo`` by patients, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat deposits that do not go locally and to allow the area to be thinned and reshaped. It is not a cure for obesity. It is not a substitute for diet and exercise. It is also not suitable for cellulite treatment.

Liposuction should be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and in an equipped hospital.

Liposuction can be applied to which areas?
  • Hips
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back Region
  • Hock
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction; It can be performed alone or in combination with other plastic surgery procedures such as facial aesthetics, breast reduction or tummy tuck.

Liposuction Advantages
  • It may be the only treatment you need to reshape problem areas.
  • It can be applied to multiple regions with a single operation.
  • It has more pleasing results compared to non-surgical treatments.
Are You A Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?
  • If you are uncomfortable with excessive fat in any part of your body that does not respond to diet or exercise,
  • If you’re at your ideal weight or close to your ideal weight,
  • If you do not have a disease that will adversely affect the healing process after liposuction,
  • If your skin structure and skin elasticity are suitable,
  • If your expectation is realistic,

liposuction procedure may be suitable for you.

Liposuction Examination

During the examination, it will be useful to discuss the following points with your surgeon.

  • Your expectations from liposuction application
  • Your medical condition, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Existing medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements you use
  • Your use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Your previous surgeries

 

What will your surgeon do during the examination?

  • It will assess your overall health.
  • It will evaluate any preexisting health problems and risk factors.
  • It will explain the liposuction options and determine the method that suits you.
  • It will tell you about the possible risks and potential complications.
  • She will take a photo.

It is very important to understand all aspects of liposuction application. It is natural that you feel excited and anxious about your new look and be stressed due to surgery. But be comfortable and feel free to ask all the questions you have in mind.

Preparation for liposuction

While preparing for liposuction surgery:

  • Blood tests and medical evaluations
  • List of medicines you use
  • Stop using aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
  • You will be asked to stop smoking.
After Liposuction

After the procedure, a medical corset is put on you or elastic bandages are wrapped around the applied area. Corsets or bandages are applied to reduce the edema of the application areas and to adapt to the new state of the skin tissue.

In addition, temporary small resistances can be placed in existing incisions under the skin to remove excess blood or fluid.

After the operation, you will be given specific instructions, which will include:

  • How to care for surgical area and resistance?
  • What medications are used to help recovery and reduce the chances of getting an infection?
  • When will you come back to your surgeon for control?

Take care to ask your surgeon questions about what you might encounter during your recovery period.

  • What medications should I use after surgery?
  • Do I need to have a dressing done after the operation?
  • How long will I use the Corset / Bandage?
  • Will stitches be removed? When?
  • When can I start my daily activities again, exercise?
  • When should I come for control?

Edema, swelling and bruises may occur due to application. These will disappear completely in a few months. Your surgeon will convey information to reduce edema after liposuction.

Possible Risks of Liposuction

The decision to have an aesthetic operation is a very personal decision. As a result of the procedure, you will need to decide whether you can reach your goals and whether you can accept the possible risks and potential complications of liposuction.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the process, possible risks and potential complications.

What are the possible risks of liposuction?

  • Anesthesia risk
  • bruising
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetry
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Weak wound healing
  • Worsening of cellulite, fluctuations or loose skin
  • Swelling

It is important to discuss all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

In some cases, secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to remove excess skin due to impaired skin elasticity. Different processes may be needed if large amounts of oil (usually more than five liters) are removed.

Liposuction Prices

The cost of liposuction may vary depending on the regions to be applied, as well as the surgeon who will perform the application and the type of procedure used.

Most health insurance does not cover liposuction or complications.

While determining liposuction fees;

  • Regions to be applied
  • Medical tests
  • Hospital costs
  • Postoperative clothes
  • Many variables such as surgeon fee are taken as criteria.