Liposuction is a surgical method used to remove resistant fat tissues that do not respond to diet and other slimming methods in certain parts of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, hips and face and to better shape the body lines. Dietary habits and lifestyle are the most important factors in people's weight gain and loss. Proper diet and exercise and a regular lifestyle are essential to get rid of excess weight. However, even people who meet these conditions may have stubborn fat deposits that do not go away. Certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, waist, hips, outer and inner thighs, and knees are areas of fat accumulation that are resistant to diet and exercise. Excess fat in these areas is eliminated to some extent by diet and exercise, more exercise and diet results in the deterioration of the body's general metabolism instead of slimming in these areas.
People considering liposuction operation should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Anyone who does not have any health problems can benefit from liposuction. It should be kept in mind that as the age progresses, the elasticity of the skin is lost and aged skin may need additional operations such as skin stretching to get results as effective as younger skin.
Liposuction can be risky for individuals with diabetes, serious heart or lung problems and circulation problems, or for individuals who have recently undergone surgery in the area to be treated. In such cases, it is very important for your general health to inform your surgeon about your medical history.
How is liposuction applied?
In the classical liposuction method, small incisions of 1-2 mm are made in the area to be slimmed and resistant fats are melted by various methods. Fragmented and melted fats are removed by vacuuming method through thin cannulas or injectors. The operation is performed in the operating room under hospital conditions and under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. The combination of local anesthesia and sedation (intravenous sleep) is preferred. Only local anesthesia can be applied in very limited small areas. The operation takes between 1-5 hours depending on the condition of the areas where vacuum will be applied. Cannula entry holes are usually not sutured or 1-2 sutures are placed. Sometimes special thin tubes (drains) are placed in the areas using the cannula holes, this helps to drain the serum accumulated inside.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, it is possible to leave the hospital on the same day or after 24 hours. Post-surgery is usually comfortable. The pain is very minor and can be relieved with medication. At the end of the surgery, a special bandage is applied to the vacuum-applied areas and the patient is dressed in a special corset. After the operation, medical dressing is applied to the patient. The patient continues to wear the corset for 5-6 weeks. There may be purplish color changes in the vacuum applied areas. There may be swelling, tingling and burning sensation. These disappear on their own within 3 weeks. Surgical scars also become indistinct within 2-6 months.
It is the process of removing fat deposits under the skin with ultrasound waves (high frequency vibration). The instruments inserted into the fat tissue to break up the fat cells gently separate the fat cells with vibration, loosen them and begin to decompose the swelling liquid penetrating the body area. Small cannulas are used to remove the dissociated fluid and fat cells. An important feature is that it does not harm the surrounding tissue.