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25 Apr 2020 Health admin

Although the number of fat cells is fixed in adult individuals, the volume of these cells may increase depending on lifestyle and dietary habits. This causes weight gain.

Proper diet and exercise regulate our lifestyle and help us get rid of excess weight. However, this does not apply to all parts of our body. Despite proper diet and exercise, unwanted fat deposits may remain in some areas. For example; abdomen, waist, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, etc.

 What is Liposuction?

 Liposuction is the process of first breaking down and then pulling the fat tissue in the unwanted areas. First, the area to be treated is inflated with a special liquid. Then, small incisions are made. From these incisions, by entering the areas with excessive lubrication with metal pipes called cannula, the adipose tissue is broken with appropriate techniques. These disintegrated fat particles are removed from the body by vacuuming. Thus, we get rid of the adipose tissue in the undesired areas.

With the development of technology, liposuction can be performed with different techniques. In classical liposuction, the fat tissue is mechanically disintegrated by appropriate movements and then pulled. In addition, liposuction can be done with methods such as power assisted liposuction (PAL), ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL), laser assisted liposuction (LAL), water assisted liposuction (WAL), radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL). In classical liposuction, since the adipose tissue is mechanically disintegrated, trauma in the application area is more common, and consequently complications such as bruising, swelling, bleeding and fluid accumulation are more common. In recent years, ultrasound-assisted liposuction method has become widespread. In this method, the fat tissue is broken down with sound waves and removed from the body by vacuuming. Thanks to the fat tissue selectivity of sound waves, the damage of other tissues such as veins and nerves during the procedure is minimized. This ensures that the complications that may occur are minimized.

Liposculpture: It is not only the process of fat removal, but also the process of shaping the fat tissue. In addition to the removal of adipose tissue in the deep plan, it is a technique that aims to reach more ideal body lines with superficial shaping.

Liposuction is not a simple procedure, it is an operation. The aim is not to lose weight, but to achieve ideal body contours by removing regional stubborn fats that do not disappear despite diet and exercise. As with any surgery, there are complications that can be seen in liposuction procedure. The oil extraction process of 5 liters or less is more reliable and the risk of complications increases when this is exceeded. With the appropriate patient selection, the risk of liposuction performed with experienced hands, where the safe limit (5 liters) is not exceeded, in the centers with the necessary medical equipment, is very low.

 Operation

The procedure is carried out in hospital conditions and in the operating room. Although it varies according to the size and location of the area to be performed, it is usually performed under general anesthesia (by sleeping). It can also be performed in smaller areas with local anesthesia or sedation. The duration of the operation may take between 1-5 hours depending on the area to be performed. Small incisions made during surgery can be left without stitching or for the purpose of removing the accumulated fluid. Sometimes hoses called drains are placed in these cuts to prevent fluid accumulation inside. Drains are usually removed in 1-3 days. Depending on the size of the surgery and the type of anesthesia, it is possible to be discharged from the hospital on the same day or the next day. Pain, some swelling and bruising after surgery is expected. The pain is usually not very severe and can be relieved with medications. Swelling and bruising will regress spontaneously in 2-3 weeks. After the operation, bandage or corset is applied to the applied areas. You will need to use the corset for 4-6 weeks. You can take a shower 2-3 days after the operation, and return to work after 7-10 days. You will need to stay away from heavy sports in the process your doctor deems appropriate. It should be remembered that the final result can be reached after 3-6 months.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Who can liposuction be done? Where should I apply?

 Patients who cannot get rid of regional fats despite diet and exercise are candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is not a simple procedure, it is an operation. Plastic and Aesthetic surgeons are able to perform this procedure. It is appropriate to apply to a Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon to evaluate your suitability.

Which areas are suitable for liposuction?

LIPOSUCTION

 Although the number of fat cells is fixed in adult individuals, the volume of these cells may increase depending on lifestyle and dietary habits. This causes weight gain.

Proper diet and exercise regulate our lifestyle and help us get rid of excess weight. However, this does not apply to all parts of our body. Despite proper diet and exercise, unwanted fat deposits may remain in some areas. For example; abdomen, waist, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, etc.

 What is Liposuction?

 Liposuction is the process of first breaking down and then pulling the fat tissue in the unwanted areas. First, the area to be treated is inflated with a special liquid. Then, small incisions are made. From these incisions, by entering the areas with excessive lubrication with metal pipes called cannula, the adipose tissue is broken with appropriate techniques. These disintegrated fat particles are removed from the body by vacuuming. Thus, we get rid of the adipose tissue in the undesired areas.

With the development of technology, liposuction can be performed with different techniques. In classical liposuction, the fat tissue is mechanically disintegrated by appropriate movements and then pulled. In addition, liposuction can be done with methods such as power assisted liposuction (PAL), ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL), laser assisted liposuction (LAL), water assisted liposuction (WAL), radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL). In classical liposuction, since the adipose tissue is mechanically disintegrated, trauma in the application area is more common, and consequently complications such as bruising, swelling, bleeding and fluid accumulation are more common. In recent years, ultrasound-assisted liposuction method has become widespread. In this method, the fat tissue is broken down with sound waves and removed from the body by vacuuming. Thanks to the fat tissue selectivity of sound waves, the damage of other tissues such as veins and nerves during the procedure is minimized. This ensures that the complications that may occur are minimized.

Liposculpture: It is not only the process of fat removal, but also the process of shaping the fat tissue. In addition to the removal of adipose tissue in the deep plan, it is a technique that aims to reach more ideal body lines with superficial shaping.

Liposuction is not a simple procedure, it is an operation. The aim is not to lose weight, but to achieve ideal body contours by removing regional stubborn fats that do not disappear despite diet and exercise. As with any surgery, there are complications that can be seen in liposuction procedure. The oil extraction process of 5 liters or less is more reliable and the risk of complications increases when this is exceeded. With the appropriate patient selection, the risk of liposuction performed with experienced hands, where the safe limit (5 liters) is not exceeded, in the centers with the necessary medical equipment, is very low.

 Operation

The procedure is carried out in hospital conditions and in the operating room. Although it varies according to the size and location of the area to be performed, it is usually performed under general anesthesia (by sleeping). It can also be performed in smaller areas with local anesthesia or sedation. The duration of the operation may take between 1-5 hours depending on the area to be performed. Small incisions made during surgery can be left without stitching or for the purpose of removing the accumulated fluid. Sometimes hoses called drains are placed in these cuts to prevent fluid accumulation inside. Drains are usually removed in 1-3 days. Depending on the size of the surgery and the type of anesthesia, it is possible to be discharged from the hospital on the same day or the next day. Pain, some swelling and bruising after surgery is expected. The pain is usually not very severe and can be relieved with medications. Swelling and bruising will regress spontaneously in 2-3 weeks. After the operation, bandage or corset is applied to the applied areas. You will need to use the corset for 4-6 weeks. You can take a shower 2-3 days after the operation, and return to work after 7-10 days. You will need to stay away from heavy sports in the process your doctor deems appropriate. It should be remembered that the final result can be reached after 3-6 months.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Who can liposuction be done? Where should I apply?

 Patients who cannot get rid of regional fats despite diet and exercise are candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is not a simple procedure, it is an operation. Plastic and Aesthetic surgeons are able to perform this procedure. It is appropriate to apply to a Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon to evaluate your suitability.

Which areas are suitable for liposuction?

It can be applied to many parts of the body such as abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, arms, chest, legs, food, cheeks. In addition, it is benefited as an auxiliary technique in body shaping surgeries such as abdominal stretching and breast reduction.

Who is not eligible?

It is not suitable to perform liposuction in cases of excessive obesity, connective tissue diseases, smoking, alcohol and drug addiction, diabetes, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, high blood pressure and heart diseases.

Does liposuction lose weight? How much fat can be removed?

Liposuction procedure is a procedure to shape the body, not to lose weight. Up to 5 liters of oil can be taken in order not to disturb the body balance. It can be exceeded 5 liters by taking the necessary precautions.

It can be applied to many parts of the body such as abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, arms, chest, legs, food, cheeks. In addition, it is benefited as an auxiliary technique in body shaping surgeries such as abdominal stretching and breast reduction.

Who is not eligible?

It is not suitable to perform liposuction in cases of excessive obesity, connective tissue diseases, smoking, alcohol and drug addiction, diabetes, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, high blood pressure and heart diseases.

Does liposuction lose weight? How much fat can be removed?

Liposuction procedure is a procedure to shape the body, not to lose weight. Up to 5 liters of oil can be taken in order not to disturb the body balance. It can be exceeded 5 liters by taking the necessary precautions.