From our doctor:"On the abdomen, hips, arms and legs where there are more fat cells, excess weight is more visible. Methods that require patience and continuity such as exercise and diet are usually not very effective in getting rid of fat tissue in these resistant areas. Liposuction is a procedure based on the removal of fat tissue with the help of a thin cannula. This procedure is one of the most frequently performed procedures carried out by plastic surgeons all over the world because of its quick, effective and successful results."
Patient ProfilePatients who have resistant excess body fat despite sports or diet are suitable for liposuction. The most successful results are often reieved with yound and middle-aged patients with good skin elasticity and moderate sagging. Liposuction has limited effects on patients who had given multiple births and are overweight. There is no age limit in the appropriate indications.
Pre-operationAfter analysis of medical history and physical examination, including the analysisi of patient's body form, areas of excess fat, skin quality and elasticity, etc.; the technical operation criteria are evaluated to determine the operation method. The anesthesiologist checks any obstacles before the operation and necessary blood tests are done before the surgery. In case of chronic diseases that may affect the operation, other additional tests or consultations may be necessary. If you use any blood-thinning medication it should be discontinued at least 1 week in advance the operation. Smoking can impair wound healing in some patients. There is no need to stop using drugs necessary for other chronic diseases.
Surgery ProcessLiposuction should be performed in a hospital setting. According to the size of the fatty tissue to be removed locally, sedation or general anesthesia may be preferred. Before the operation starts, regions where liposuction will be applied are drawn with pen. Operation duration varies depending on the amount of fat tissue to be removed. It may take 30 mins to 5 hours. Operation is performed by your plastic surgeon. A special liquid is injected to the areas where fat will be removed. Through small holes, by using vacuuming technique fat tissue is taken out of the body. At the end of surgery, a corset is put on the patient.
Post-operation In the 4th post-operative hour, food intake starts and the patient gets off bed to start walking. On the same day, or 1 day after the surgery the patient is discharged. The pain is most usually less then what is expected and pain relievers can be used to provide adequate assistance. Drinking plenty of fluids and light exercises are recommended. Patients can take a shower after 1 or 2 days. After the liposuction operation, fort he adaptation of the skin to the areas of the operation, a corset is worn for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Edema and swelling go away in about 2-3 weeks. Patients can return to daily life in the same week. Mild exercise can easily be done after the operation. In about 3 months, the body gets its final shape.