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    Liposuction – Fat Removal Procedure

    Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure, also known as “fat removal”. This process is a method used to solve regional body fat that occurs due to wrong eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. Liposuction is not a solution for slimming, but rather aims at body shaping.

    Surgical Solution to Stubborn Fat

    Liposuction, which enables the removal of stubborn fat accumulations in the body, is applied especially in areas such as hips, hips, nape, legs, knees, jowls and abdomen and aims to shape the body. This procedure is a preferred aesthetic operation for fatty areas that cannot be resolved by other methods such as diet or sports. Liposuction can help correct body lines and increase a person’s self-confidence.

    Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The recovery process after the operation is usually rapid and patients can return to normal life. This procedure is also an effective method to eliminate inequalities in the upper and lower parts of the body. Weight inequalities that affect clothing style and negatively affect mental health can be corrected by liposuction.

    It is the Most Preferred Aesthetic Surgery Operation in the World

    Liposuction can be applied with different techniques and is among the most frequently preferred plastic surgery operations in the world. This method is an effective and reliable option for suitable candidates. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, and therefore it is important for people considering liposuction to understand the expectations and possible risks of the surgery in consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon.

    In Which Situations Is Liposuction Performed?

    Regional Fat Accumulations

    There may be stubborn fat accumulations in certain areas of the body, especially in areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, hips, thighs, knees, jowls and back. Fat in these areas can be difficult to correct with diet and exercise. Liposuction can help remove fat from these areas.

    Body Shaping

    Liposuction may be preferred to correct and shape body lines. For example, liposuction can be used for procedures such as waist slimming, belly correction or hip shaping.

    Natural Aging Effects

    With the aging process, fat distribution in the body may change and excess fat accumulation may occur in some areas. Liposuction can be used to remove regional fat accumulations that occur due to the effects of aging.

    Genetic Factors

    Some people may have excess fat accumulation in certain areas due to genetic predisposition. Liposuction may be preferred to reduce fat accumulation in these areas due to genetic factors.

    Aesthetic Reasons

    People can have liposuction to correct their body lines and achieve a more aesthetic appearance. Liposuction may be preferred for the desire to have ideal body lines or to increase one’s self-confidence.

    Liposuction is not an obesity treatment method and is not a suitable option for people who are overweight. In general, people with a normal body mass index (BMI) or slightly overweight and only those with stubborn fat deposits in certain areas may be candidates for liposuction.

    Liposuction Techniques and Types

    Liposuction can be applied with various techniques used to remove stubborn fat accumulations in different areas and shape body lines.

    Traditional Liposuction – Liquid Injection Liposuction

    The Liquid Injection Liposuction method, liquid is injected into the fat tissue before the fat cells are absorbed. This fluid helps loosen and swell fat cells, allowing the fat to be absorbed more easily. Fat cells are then sucked out using a thin cannula.

    Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction

    In the Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction technique , fat cells are softened by ultrasonic waves and then become easier to absorb. Ultrasonic energy breaks fat cells more effectively, allowing for thinner and more precise shaping. UAL is an effective option for hard and dense fatty deposits.

    Laser Assisted Liposuction

    the Laser Assisted Liposuction process, fat cells are melted using laser energy and become easier to absorb. L D L may be preferred for fine and precise shaping and can promote skin tightening.

    Vaser Liposuction

    Vaser Liposuction is a technology that uses ultrasonic sound waves to break down fat cells in targeted areas. This method targets fatty tissue more precisely, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues. Vaser liposuction is an effective option to reduce stubborn fat deposits in certain areas.

    Power-Assisted Liposuction

    The Power-Assisted Liposuction method, a motorized device vibrates the cannula and facilitates the suction of fat cells. This can help the surgeon spend less physical effort and perform more precise shaping.

    Tumescent Liposuction

    In the Tumescent Liposuction method , liquid is injected into the fat tissue to provide local anesthesia and easier movement of the cannula . Tumescent liposuction allows patients to feel less pain and discomfort during the operation.

    Liposuction is performed with an appropriate technique according to the patient’s needs and preferences. A reliable and experienced plastic surgeon evaluates the patient’s condition and determines the most appropriate liposuction method. Before the surgery, an appropriate treatment plan is created taking into account the patient’s health condition and aesthetic goals.

    Healing Process After Liposuction

    The recovery process after liposuction may vary depending on the size of the area where the procedure is performed, the techniques used and the individual characteristics of the patient.

    • Liposuction is usually performed in an outpatient clinic and the patient is usually discharged on the same day. However, procedures in large areas may require hospitalization. Immediately after the operation, there may be swelling, bruising and mild pain in the applied areas.
    • Swelling and bruising decrease within the first week after liposuction. It is generally recommended to wear an elastic bandage or special corset on the operated areas. Pain usually decreases and begins to ease in the first week.
    • As the healing process continues, swelling and bruising gradually decrease and gradually return to normal. The skin begins to tighten in the operated areas. During this period, it is important to follow the instructions given by your surgeon and go for regular check-ups.
    • The healing process is largely completed within the first three months. The skin fits better to the operated areas and the contours become clear. However, full results can be expected towards the end of this period or later.
    • The recovery process after liposuction is usually completed between 6 months and 1 year. During this period, skin tightening increases further and the results become more evident. The healing process may vary depending on the patient’s body structure and the areas treated.

    Things Patients Should Pay Attention to During the Recovery Process After Liposuction:

    • Going for check-ups at the intervals specified by your doctor.
    • Taking care of skin care and protecting from the sun.
    • Using bandages or corsets as recommended by your surgeon.
    • Limiting physical activities and avoiding heavy sports.
    • Using medications prescribed by your doctor to keep pain and swelling under control.

    Every patient is different, so the healing process after liposuction may vary from individual to individual. Carefully following your surgeon’s recommendations is important to achieve positive results and reduce the risk of complications.

    Will there be scars after the liposuction procedure?

    It is possible to form scars after the liposuction procedure, but these scars are usually quite small and minimal. During the liposuction procedure, fat is sucked out with thin cannulas (tube-like instruments) through small incisions made under the skin. For this reason, the incisions are quite small and often difficult to see.