What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, or briefly lipo, is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat that is resistant to exercise and diet from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, and sometimes the face to enhance the shape of the body.
How to know if liposuction is right for me?
Liposuction is an operation to get rid of excessive fat accumulation in specific areas of your body, While the treatment can help you appear shapelier it will not significantly reduce your weight. Here are the requirements:
- Adults must have a BMI of 30% or more
- Healthy candidates who do not suffer from any life-threatening diseases or any disease that impairs recovery
- To have firm skin
- To have a goal and a positive outlook on body sculpting
Liposuction is also used in slimming, reshaping, and making the patient’s body parts proportional. Since being overweight leads to an increase in the number and size of fat cells in some areas of the body, liposuction reduces the number and size of them when exercise alone is not able to get rid of them.
TYPES OF LIPOSUCTION
the types of liposuction are:
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
- Tumescent liposuction
- Laser-assisted liposuction
WHAT ARE THE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES USED IN LIPOSUCTION?
In Turkey, specifically, at “Estherian Clinic“, we offer many techniques in the liposuction surgery field, and we choose the most appropriate method for you.
● VASER LIPOSUCTION
Vaser liposuction is the latest technology that uses ultrasound energy to break down fat cells before they are absorbed and removed from the body, as the fat cells are connected to each other by the connective tissue. The fatty tissue easily and safely separates from the nerves, blood vessels, and dense connective tissue.
Best of all, the Vaser liposuction is minimally invasive and diffuse, so recovery time can be reduced. In addition, the possibility of scarring, swelling, bruising, and pain is extremely low compared to traditional liposuction. Moreover, the recovery time is faster, you can resume your usual daily routine in just a couple of days, the results are visible immediately, leaving the skin smooth and tight, giving muscle strength and an athlete-like physique.
● VASER HI-DEF LIPOSUCTION
Vaser HD liposuction is a highly advanced modified version of traditional liposuction procedures, which works to reshape the body and remove fat with more precision using advanced technology. This technique is considered more advanced in liposuction by effectively removing fat while revealing and highlighting the important muscles group in the body at the same time, to create natural lines by defining core muscles such as six-packs,
defining the body shape and restoring more ideal proportions of the body.
The high-definition Vaser liposuction targets the tiny pockets of fat near the skin that are directly above the muscles group due to the presence of a lot of fat along with the different muscles group, thus, the superficial and deep layers of fat are treated instead of just removing the deeper layers to make this method ideal for those patients who only need to remove small areas of fat for smoothing and slimming. In addition, this technique enables you to treat several areas of the body in one surgical procedure so that you can remove fat from one area of the body and use it to shape and enlarge other areas such as the face, breasts, or buttocks.
High definition-liposuction is the most appropriate solution to define the shape of the body and show its natural beauty, as it is not limited to specific areas of the body such as the abdomen or loin, but also goes beyond that to treat the entire body to give a coherent and natural appearance that suits both men and women with fats that are intractable to diet or exercise and does not cause any damage to the nerves or blood vessels.
Using ultrasound waves, the device breaks down fat before removing it, allowing fat cells separated from nerves, blood vessels, and dense connective tissue to be suctioned easily and safely.
The device reduces pressure on the body, resulting in less swelling and bruising compared to traditional liposuction, so you can resume your usual daily routine in just a couple of days.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE?
In preparing for liposuction surgery, the medical consultant will ask you to follow the following instructions:
- stop smoking
- stop drinking alcohol
- Avoid taking aspirin and anti-allergic drugs
Make sure before the operation that the clinic or surgical center is licensed and that there is someone to stay with you on the first night. We at estherianclinic have someone to follow-up on your medical condition
Liposuction is a minor procedure compared to major cosmetic surgeries. It depends on the area to be formed and the amount of fat to be extracted. However, it does require preparation and planning to ensure the course of treatment, recovery time, and the achievement of the desired results.
The surgeon will ask you to cease smoking and drinking alcohol for three weeks before your procedure. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements for this time period as well, as these may increase the amount of bleeding. You should drink plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
The surgeon evaluates the patient’s condition and conducts appropriate examinations. The surgeon determines the areas to be liposuctioned and the amount of fat to be extracted as well before starting the surgery.
Your surgeon will ask you to stop smoking and drinking alcohol for three weeks before the procedure. In addition to avoiding NSAIDs, herbal supplements as well, as they may increase the amount of bleeding.
It is important to drink plenty of water within the weeks before surgery.
The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia, for a period of approximately 1-4 hours , depending on the area from which liposuction is intended. The surgeon also takes pictures of the areas before liposuction to compare them after recovery.
Before the operation, the surgeon draws lines on the areas, defines the area between the skin and muscles where the excess fatty tissue will be treated, and then makes several small incisions in the target area.
The surgeon makes small incisions to insert the cannula tube, then the area to be treated is filled with a medical solution, then the ultrasound energy from the Vaser gently breaks up the fat from the connective tissue, making it soft and allowing it to be removed more easily without strong suction and leaving the surrounding tissues intact, which means less bruising, less swelling and less pain compared to traditional liposuction.
Then, the excess fat is extracted from the body using a special cannula device that is inserted through the incisions that are surgically closed upon completion. The fluid remains in the patient’s body to relieve pain after surgery and is absorbed by the body later.
After closing the stitches around the incisions, the surgeon applies a compression bandage to the surgical area to reduce swelling.
Bruising, swelling, and pain in the area where the liposuction is done for the first few days after surgery is expected to increase slightly before it starts to improve. Some drains will be placed to help remove unwanted fluid mixed with blood from under the skin. A compression bandage is also placed for 8 weeks to reduce swelling.
The patient needs about a week to return to his/her daily life and usual routine.
Refrain from intense exercise until three weeks after surgery. You can do light exercise after about two weeks.
The feeling of numbness is very normal in the treated areas, and the feeling will return to normal over time. The results are often instant and leave the skin feeling smooth and tight.
IS LIPOSUCTION SAFE IN TURKEY?
Turkey has a strong healthcare system which means that liposuction procedures are typically safe. However, as with any surgery there are some risks involved. These include infection, bleeding, and bruising. Therefore, you must ensure the cleanliness of the clinic and the doctors’ experience certificates
Usually in the first two days, the patient feels slight pain after the surgery, but there is no need to worry. This is normal. Just take the painkiller and you will be fine. You will be given compression garments to limit your movement and we advise you to stay away from exercise.
You can return to your normal life after 3-5 week
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE OPERATION?
Like any medical procedure, there are complications after liposuction, which are:
- Anesthesia risks
- A change in skin sensation may persist
- fluid buildup
- Weakness in wound healing
- sagging skin
- asymmetric pigmentation
- Complications in the blood vessels, nerves, lungs and abdominal organs
- blood clots
- Cardiovascular and respiratory problems
what to expect 4 weeks after liposuction?
You can go back to your normal life after four weeks, and if you play sports, try to avoid any heavy weights
Does Liposuction Last?
The fat that was withdrawn from you is gone forever, but it is possible that there will be fat in the future, so we advise you to exercise continuously
how long does itching last after liposuction?
This varies from one patient to another, but it usually lasts for a few days, so the doctor will advise you to take care of your skin
Who's a good candidate for liposuction?
- a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or below
- good skin tone and elasticity
How bad does lipo hurt?
Because you’ll be under anesthesia, the procedure itself should not hurt.