What is liposuction?
Liposuction, popularly known as fat removal, is a body shaping operation used in regional body fattening due to various reasons. It can be applied to areas of the body that are suitable for fat accumulation such as the hip, arm, leg, tickle, belly, back. Thanks to the liposuction method, which is effective in eliminating the inequalities between the lower body and the upper body, fat can be removed from both the upper part of the body and from the places deemed necessary in the lower region. Weight inequalities, which affect the way of dressing and affect the mental health of the person, can be easily eliminated by liposuction. Liposuction types applied with different techniques are among the most preferred aesthetic surgery operations in our country and in the world.
Liposuction operations are performed between 1-3 hours on average, but this time may be longer depending on the size of the area where the fat will be removed. After the patient is put to sleep, a liquid prepared with special drugs is injected into the predetermined areas. This liquid causes the area to be numbed and hardened so that the application can be made more comfortable. Afterwards, very tiny incisions are made on the skin and liposuction cannulas are placed in the area where the fat will be removed. The vacuum machine to which the cannulas are attached starts to draw the liquefied fat. After the procedure is completed, the tiny cuts are closed, and the area is tightly bandaged.
Who can have liposuction treatment done?
Liposuction is applied to people who are uncomfortable with excess fat in their body, have more fat in some parts than other regions, have interregional disproportion, and want to reshape these areas. However, liposuction is not a weight loss method. In this context, there is no solution for patients whose goal is to lose weight. The aim of this operation is to eliminate the locally accumulated fat.Apart from this, if the patients have a history of chronic illness or regular drug use, they should inform their doctor about this beforehand.
The recovery period after surgery differs according to the person's metabolism and lifestyle. The length of stay in the hospital can vary from a few hours to several days. It is normal to have pain and bruising for the first few days. Antibiotics and painkillers should be used with the advice of a doctor to speed up the post-operative recovery process and minimize the risk of infection. During the healing process, it is very important to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, and stay away from products such as alcohol and cigarettes.Although most of the fat cells in the area where liposuction is applied have been removed by vacuum, this does not mean that fat accumulation will not occur in the same place. For this reason, it is recommended to do regular exercise and pay attention to nutrition after the operation and to maintain the postoperative form. The patient can usually return to work and social life within a few days. The short recovery period, the easy return to social life after the operation, are the most striking features in the preference of the Liposuction.