What is Liposuction (Lip Removal / Fat Extraction) Procedure?
Liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) is the process of reshaping the relevant area due to the removal of fat cells in the deep subcutaneous tissues from the body by means of special cannulas. During this process, tunnels are created in the fat-rich tissue layer. As a result of the collapse of these tunnels over time, remodeling and thinning in the relevant region occur.
Liposuction (fat removal / fat pulling) is definitely not a weight loss procedure. Well; It is not a realistic approach to expect to achieve the gains you need to achieve by changing your lifestyle, eating habits and sports habits only by liposuction. However, it has also been shown that this procedure has positive effects on fat and carbohydrate metabolism in well-selected patients.
Who Are The Suitable Candidates For Liposuction?
Liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) is generally ideal for people who are close to their normal weight and for people who have failed in regional thinning / shaping despite the lifestyle regulations and non-surgical methods mentioned above. It can be used to reshape all regions.
· abdominal area
· Hips, waist, hip areas
· Arm area (especially upper parts)
· thigh area
· Breast shaping ( female)
· Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
· Neck, chin, partly around cheek area
Fat tissues in some parts of the human body are resistant to losing volume due to their structure. This is the basis of complaints such as “I do so much exercise, my hips do not melt!!!” that we often hear in daily life. In these areas, liposuction (fat removal / fat pulling) is successfully applied.
After the fat tissue volume is reduced by liposuction, the skin that covers the decreased volume takes its new shape by contracting, which is closely related to the elasticity properties of the skin. This is better in young and middle-aged people. Since sagging may occur after liposuction (fat removal / oil pulling) in people with skin elasticity problems, it should be considered that good planning and skin incisions may be necessary in the preoperative period.
Where and How is Liposuction Applied?
Liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) is a procedure performed in a hospital, except for very small applications where very limited areas are involved. Again, except for rare cases where fat is removed from very limited areas, they are performed under general anesthesia.
Shortly before the operation, after you settle into your room, your doctor will visit you in your room and make markings on the areas that need liposuction, which you have mentioned in previous interviews, and get your opinion for planning if necessary. Afterwards, your vascular access is opened in your room, if you are very excited and if it is considered necessary, a sedative drug will be given to help you get out of the anxious state. You will be taken to the operating room by the relevant personnel. Following the application of general anesthesia, the operation area is covered in a sterile manner. Small incisions that are easy to hide are made in areas close to the areas to be treated, usually on your body folds. From these areas, a solution that will allow your deep fat tissues to be drawn from the outside more easily and will reduce your post-operative pain and swelling is given through special cannulas. After waiting for sufficient time, the fat content is taken out of the body with special cannulas. After the liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) process is completed in all planned areas, sutures are placed on the incisions at the entry points of the cannulas. These incisions are so small that some surgeons prefer to leave them open. The sutures are covered with small dressings. While the patient is still in surgery, special clothes or corsets that will apply pressure are put on the patient and when the patient’s condition stabilizes, he is taken to the patient’s room. Although it is possible for the patient who underwent liposuction to return home on the same day, it would be appropriate to spend the first night in the hospital. It should be kept in mind that a reasonable amount of pain may occur despite the tumescence solution used during the procedure (the liquid that makes the process more effective and reduces pain and swelling in the deep tissues) and the painkillers given after the surgery. The patient is sent home after the doctor’s control the next morning, with a prescription.
Are There Risks of Liposuction (Lip Removal / Fat Extraction) Procedure?
Like every surgical procedure, liposuction has some risks. It is important to discuss these risks, which occur in very rare cases, with your surgeon in detail in the preoperative period.
What kind of preparations should be made before liposuction (fat removal / fat pulling) procedure?
First of all, the person who decides on liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) should discuss the details of the surgery with the responsible physician in detail.
In the pre-operative period, your general health status and the details of the surgery will come to the fore in the meetings you will have with your doctor.
· Your general health status (high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding disorders, kidney / liver failure, chronic infection, psychiatric illness, etc.)
· Drugs you are constantly using (blood thinner, aspirin, diabetes medicine, blood pressure medicine, psychiatry / neurology medicine)
· Herbal supplements that you have recently taken (as most herbal teas and some supplements dilute the blood, they should be discontinued before the surgery)
· Details such as smoking are important.
If you are a smoker, it would be appropriate to stop smoking before liposuction. This will both positively affect your tissue healing quality and benefit you in the application of anesthesia.
What Should I Pay Attention To After Liposuction?
Following the recommendations of your doctor after liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) will not only provide a better result, but also ensure that your comfort will be less disturbed.
After you leave the hospital, you will have some pain. Please use the medicines prescribed by your doctor regularly. Some medications you take may dilute the blood and cause blood accumulation in the procedure area. Therefore, it is extremely important that you do not unconsciously use painkillers. If you are having problems even though you comply with the treatment, it would be appropriate to contact your doctor as soon as possible.
After liposuction, you will be asked to wear special pressure garments or corsets in order to better shape your body and reduce swelling. Although the wearing time of these clothes varies according to the applied area, it is around 2-4 weeks. It would not be right to remove these clothes without the knowledge of your responsible physician.
No matter how meticulous and experienced hands are applied, you may have swellings and bruises. While the swelling usually goes down between 7-10 days, the bruises can last for 2-3 weeks. During this period, you should be patient and follow the recommendations of your doctor.
While it is possible to return to your normal social and professional life immediately after liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) applied to very limited areas, this time may take 7-14 days after liposuction (fat removal / fat extraction) applied to large areas. For this reason, you should make your plans accordingly and tell your doctor about such concerns.
As I mentioned above, liposuction is a body shaping process, not a weight loss process. For this reason, it is very important to pay attention to your lifestyle in order to maintain and improve the aesthetic gains you have gained after liposuction (fat removal / fat removal). In fact, it is correct to consider such cosmetic procedures as the first step towards a more beautiful and healthy life. After the first step, the results will be much more positive.