Fat removal surgery, known as “lipoplasty” or more generally “liposuction”, is the procedure of removing fat from targeted areas, thinning these areas and reshaping your body.
Fat removal surgery can be performed to remove excess fat from many parts of your body such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, inner knees, chest, cheeks, chin, calves and wrists. It can also be applied simultaneously with reshaping operations such as a tummy tuck or face lift to further improve the results.
IS LIPOSUCTION SUITABLE FOR ME?
Fat accumulation in the body may be the result of dietary habits, age, genetics and many other factors. If you are having trouble melting fat in certain areas even though you have a regular diet and exercise, liposuction may be a suitable option for you.
Liposuction is not a weight loss method; rather, it aims to improve and shape the current state of your body. This surgery can be applied to both women and men. However, you are preferably asked to meet the following criteria.
Being at Your Ideal Body Weight (Body Mass Index, that is, your weight/height squared is below 25)
Maintaining this ideal weight
You have good quality skin that is supple and will allow recovery
Associate Professor. After taking your body measurements, Kamburoğlu will listen to your expectations and tell you whether liposuction surgery is a suitable option for you. Like all other operations, liposuction is considered suitable for individuals who do not have a serious medical condition and who are generally in good health.
LIPOSUCTION TREATMENT PROCESS
Liposuction surgery can be performed under local anesthesia for small areas (for example, only around the navel). However, for larger areas, general anesthesia is more suitable for patient comfort. At the beginning of the procedure, serum is given to ensure fluid-electrolyte balance and bleeding control. “Superwet” or “tumescent” techniques may be preferred depending on the technique to be used here and the structure of the patient.
Today, 3 different liposuction techniques are used.
Classical Vacuum Assisted Liposuction: This technique is the most preferred and ideal technique for young patients with good skin quality and elasticity. In the first step, liquid is introduced by entering through holes smaller than 1 cm, and in the second step, the oil in the desired area is sucked out. If the distance to the fat removal area is suitable, it is preferred to make the incisions from areas such as the belly button or bikini area where they are less likely to be seen.
Laser Assisted Liposuction: This technique consists of 4 steps. The 1st and 3rd steps are exactly the same as the classical vacuum assisted liposuction. In the second step of this technique, fats are absorbed by laser energy. In the third step, it is sucked out with classical vacuum assisted liposuction. In the last and most important step, laser is used to tighten the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is a more suitable option for patients with lower skin elasticity.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposcution: This technique consists of 3 steps. In the first step, serum is given like other techniques. In the second step, the fats are melted with ultrasound energy. In the last step, it is sucked out with vacuum assisted liposuction system. It is a method that can be preferred in patients with low skin elasticity.
HOW IS THE HEALING PROCESS AFTER LIPOSCUTION?
Your full recovery time depends on the size of the area where the fat was removed. Generally, if fat has been removed from one area, you can return to your normal work life within 2-3 days. However, if fat has been removed from more than one area, you may need a rest period of about a week. Generally, it is recommended to use a corset for 1 month. It is recommended that you take care of a healthy diet and exercise in order for your results to be permanent for a long time after the surgery. You can do all kinds of sports activities 1 month after the operation. On the other hand, if you gain weight, you will not only gain weight from the treated areas. You gain weight similarly across your entire body. In other words, your old regional lubrication will not reappear.
Although liposuction is not a weight loss method, it is a very successful method for men and women who want to get rid of excess fat in certain areas. It reduces fat especially in problem areas such as abdomen, thighs and hips and thus helps you feel better about your body.