Liposuction, which is applied to eliminate excess fat accumulated in different parts of the body, is not a slimming or weight loss method. It is especially preferred by people who reach their ideal weight with regular physical exercise and a balanced diet, but have persistent fat stores that do not go away from their body with exercise.
This body shaping application is applied to areas such as abdomen, hips, legs, knees and chin where stubborn fat accumulates. Liposuction methods applied with different techniques are among the most preferred and applied aesthetic surgery methods all over the world. It is also known as fat removal among the population.
There are many types of liposuctions that differ from each other technically. Liposuction prices also differ according to this and the area to be applied. However, the common point of these applications is that they use a vacuum-connected tube to absorb the fat in the body. The different types of liposuctions are as follows:
- SAL - Suction assisted liposuction
- UAL – Ultrasound assisted liposuction
- PAL – Power assisted liposuction
- WAL – Water assisted liposuction
- RFAL – Radiofrequency assisted liposuction
For the application, the person should be in good general health and the body mass index should be within the 30% of the person's ideal weight. In addition, it is important that the person has a flexible and firm skin structure. Candidates who want to apply this process should take a break from their smoking habit. People with a weak immune system, diabetes, heart disease, or blood circulation problems should also get a doctor's approval before the procedure. People who have any allergies or who use regular medication should also inform their doctor about this. It is also important to stop some pain medications and blood thinners for a while before the procedure.
Liposuction is not an application that completely eliminates the formation of cellulite, but it helps to provide a flatter skin appearance because it is applied to the area close to the skin surface. In addition, excess skin, which is seen in people who gain and lose weight frequently, cannot be removed with this method, but it can be applied together with excess skin removal and tummy tuck surgeries.
Liposuction, which is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures all over the world, does not work in some cases. These situations are as follows:
- Excess weight gained during pregnancy and postpartum skin excess cannot be removed by liposuction.
- Skin excess caused by frequent weight gain and loss is not a condition that can be removed with this method.
Liposuction is a procedure applied to different areas in men and women. The most important reason for this is that male and female body structures are different from each other and fat accumulation occurs in different regions. One of the most common areas of application is the belly fat. Application areas are as follows:
Female: hip, belly, glutes, uner the arms, chin
Male: Back, belly, breasts, sides of the back and hips, chin
Before starting the procedure, the doctor marks the areas of the body to be treated. Photos can then be taken to make before and after comparisons. Then, general or local anesthesia is applied according to the method to be applied. The patient is discharged immediately after the procedure.
Depending on the skin type of the person after liposuction, some swelling and bruising may occur after the procedure. After the procedure, the doctor recommends wearing a corset for a while after the procedure in order to control the new body shape. The patient can return to work within a few days after the operation and to his routine life within 2 weeks.
With this process, fat cells are permanently removed from the body, but if the patient does not pay attention in the next process, they can gain weight with new fat cells. Therefore, it is important for the patient to follow a diet that includes lean protein, grains, vegetables and fruits after the surgery. In addition, regular exercise should be done.