What is Liposuction (Fat Suction)?

Unable to lose weight despite all efforts is a common problem for most people. Liposuction is a method developed for the treatment of non-dissolving and abnormally located fat deposits despite diet and exercise. However, over time, the application area has expanded and it has been used for slimming and correction of body contours, provided that certain rules are not exceeded.

Who Are Suitable Patients for Liposuction?
In fact, liposuction can be applied to people of all age groups for various purposes. The main point here is in which patient groups the liposuction procedure provides satisfactory results.
Ideal patient for liposuction;
– Have not given birth yet (for women),
-Doesn’t have a disease that needs constant treatment,
-No movement impediment,
-The patient has excess fat in areas such as waist, abdomen, back, hips, hips, inner thighs, knees, under the chin and cannot get rid of them despite all his efforts.

In both sexes, being non-smoker has a positive effect on the result.

How is Liposuction Performed?
The procedure is most often performed under general anesthesia. The body area that is planned to be thinned is first inflated with a special liquid. After this liquid inflates the fat cells and makes them ready to be absorbed (approximately 20 minutes), the fat cells are sucked with the help of special cannulas and negative pressure. Only 1 cm long scars remain on the skin where the cannulas enter. These traces disappear over time.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Liposuction?
Contrary to most beliefs; It is possible to take up to 10-12 liters of fat from healthy and young patients. The procedure can be performed safely if the patient does not have any cardiovascular system disease, does not have diabetes requiring treatment, does not have vascular problems such as varicose veins, does not have a history of embolism, does not have a condition that prevents early movement, does not use blood thinners or similar drugs, and does not have a smoking addiction. Although 4 liters seems to be the safe limit in classical books, it is seen in the literature that oil intake over 10 liters is done in a healthy way.

What are the Methods Used for Liposuction?
Some applications can be made into the tissue in order to break down the fat cells more easily after the fluid injection process. If the fat cells are broken down and then absorbed with a specialized laser probe, it is called ‘Laser Lipolysis’. If ultrasonic sound waves are used for the breakdown of fat cells, it is called ‘Vaser’. Radiofrequency waves can also be used for the same purpose. Whichever method is used, the basic principle in liposuction is the same, and the most important factor that ensures the formation of smooth body lines is experience and dexterity.

What is the Recovery Process After Liposuction?
After the procedure, the patient does not need to stay in the hospital and can be discharged after a few hours. However, a 1-day hospital follow-up is recommended for large-volume fat intakes. The patient can easily return to his daily life within 1-2 days. Within a few days after the procedure, edema develops in the areas where fat is removed. Distribution of this edema with daily massages; It is important in providing faster recovery and smoother body lines. It is recommended that the patient use special corsets or bandages for 6 weeks, depending on the area of ​​application. Smoking negatively affects the post-operative recovery process.

 

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