What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical operation to remove fat cells in order to reduce the fat in individuals due to irregular diet and lifestyle. It is also known as fat removal operation.
Why is Liposuction Done?
After the end of puberty and the completion of body development in individuals, bad eating habits, lack of exercise and bad lifestyle cause fat deposition in different parts of the body. The number of fat cells does not increase after puberty, but because the volume of the cells increases, it causes weight gain.
Even if the right diet and/or exercise after gaining weight causes general weight and fat loss, it may not end the stubborn regional fat deposition at some parts of the body. In particular, regional fat deposition is more common in the abdomen, waist circumference, breast, buttocks, thighs, inner arm, nape, jowl and cheek regions.
It is not easy to lose the weight gained after pregnancy and to get rid of regional fat deposition.
These stubborn weights lead to inequalities in the body and an aesthetically bad appearance. This leads to a lack of self-confidence and psychological problems in individuals.
Liposuction surgery can be applied to have a healthier image and psychology.
Who are the Candidates for Liposuction Surgery?
- Women with regional weight and lubrication problems after pregnancy
- Individuals with overweight and obesity problems
- Despite losing weight, those who have regional fat deposition problems, especially in areas such as abdomen, waist circumference, breast, armpits, hips, hips, inner and outer legs
- Those with genetically regional fat deposition (such as jowl, neck and cheek)
Patient candidates who are considering having liposuction surgery should first seek the opinion of a specialist plastic surgeon. As Soyep, we observe the following issues regarding the patient during the examination:
- The realism of the patient’s expectations about the surgery
- The patient’s mental health
- The patient’s medical history and diseases, if any If the patient has allergies
- Medicines used by the patient
- The patient’s use of cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, if any
- The patient candidate should quit smoking, alcohol and blood thinners such as aspirin before the operation.
Before the operation, the doctor draws the area where liposuction will be applied and determines the operation.
The method to be applied in liposuction surgery is selected according to the area where the surgery will be performed, how much fat will be removed, and whether the patient has had liposuction surgery before. Some of these methods are:
- SAL (Suction Assisted Liposuction, Vacuum Liposuction): It is the most classical liposuction method. A mixture of saline, anesthesia and epinephrine is injected into this area before the operation. Then, an incision of 2 mm in diameter is made and thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the area, and oil extraction is performed with the help of these cannulas.
- PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction, Powerful Liposuction) It helps to remove fat cells from larger areas.
- UAL (Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, Ultrasonic Liposuction): Fat cells are targeted with the help of ultrasonic sound waves. It is an easier method than the classical liposuction method, and it causes less damage to the surrounding tissues and reduces the healing process.
- WAL (Water Assisted Liposuction, Liposuction with Water): Water is injected under the skin and fat cells are absorbed more easily with cannulas.
- RFAL (Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction, Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction): During the vacuuming of the fat, the skin is heated with a special laser and becomes more taut. Thanks to this method, a more taut skin is obtained after liposuction.
Different amounts of fat can be removed during liposuction surgery. It is medically appropriate to take between 2.5 and 4.5 liters of oil per day.
After liposuction, the incision areas are stitched and bandaged.
After the Operation
After the operation, the patient stays in the hospital for 1 night for observation purposes. Bandages should be kept for a minimum of 4 weeks. Edema, pain, or bruising may occur, but they will pass over time. The patient can return to work in a few days. It takes a few weeks for exercise and physical activity.
Operation Process Overview
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|Type of Anesthesia
|Local or General
|Acıbadem International Hospital