After 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 Process
Liposuction 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.
Possible Problems
Temporary problems; loss of sensation, tenderness, pain Short-term problems; bleeding, fat embolism, organ injuries Long-term problems; asymmetry, fluctuations in the skin, collapses and aesthetic issues.
Liposuction and Permanency
Liposuction results are permanent in the applied field. The weight gained after surgery will not be stored in the areas of liposuction. Instead, the weight will cause accumulation in other parts of the body.