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A healthy life and a fit body is everyone's dream. It can be achieved with regular exercise and a good diet. However, in some people, it may not be possible to get rid of the fat accumulated in specific areas such as the waist, abdomen and hips. Since regional fat burning cannot be achieved with sports, the only solution to get rid of these regional fats that cannot be removed is liposuction.

Liposuction is a surgical method used to remove excess fat tissue and to give the body a more fit appearance in people who do not have problems such as obesity, but aim for regional slimming. Liposuction, also known as liposuction, is a very popular procedure among those who want regional thinning. It is generally applied to areas where fat burning is difficult, such as hips, hips, abdomen, waist.

Those who want to have liposuction surgery should pay attention to 2 things;

  • It is not an alternative to losing weight, it is used to slim the body parts and make them stand out.
  • With this surgery, while excess fat is removed, essential oils are also preserved. Removing essential oil can lead to health problems.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the process of removing excess fat with special devices called thin and long cannulas with a diameter of 2-3 mm, which are entered through 1-2 mm incisions by making them more fluid. The purpose of this procedure is to reshape the body and achieve a more slim and attractive appearance.

Before the liposuction operation, the skin thickness is examined by the doctor. The areas where the excess fat is stored and the amount of fat are determined. After the patient is examined for cellulite, the surgical method is decided.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Before the liposuction operation, the area or areas to be netted from the body are marked by the doctor. Photos are taken before the operation to observe the post-operative change. After the patient is anesthetized, a special solution is injected into the area with excess fat to provide swelling. This solution, which numbs and hardens the skin, contains lidocaine, which relieves pain, epinephrine, which prevents bleeding and narrows blood vessels, physiological serum (saline) and bicarbonate.

Then, a 1-2 mm incision is made on the skin and a cannula connected to the vacuum machine is inserted through transparent pipes. The size of the cannulas depends on several factors.

When the device is turned on, the vacuum tube is moved back and forth so that the oil can be broken up and absorbed. Excess fluid and blood are also drained.

This process continues until the desired body shape and skin texture is reached. Recently, ultrasound energy has been used during a liposuction surgery. Fat tissue is broken up with ultrasound energy and then removed with cannulas.

After the procedure is complete, sutures are placed and the relevant area is tightly wrapped with a bandage.

What is the Recovery Period?

After surgery, patients usually do not feel much pain and the medications given will prevent unbearable pain or discomfort. A special bandage is wrapped around the operated areas and the patient is dressed in specially produced corsets. This corset is used between 4 and 8 weeks, depending on the amount of adipose tissue taken and the characteristics of the patient.

Dressing is done after the operation. There may be discoloration, swelling, tingling and burning sensation in the operated areas, which improves in 3 weeks. One week after the procedure, the sutures are removed, and after one to three weeks, if there is no problem in the general condition of the patient, he can return to work and daily life.

It is possible to return to normal exercises 3-4 weeks after the application. The scars will disappear in about 2-6 months.

What is 4D Liposuction?

It is a method in which 4D liposuction, VASER, Laser Lipolysis, Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction and Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture are used together and the best possible result is obtained.

  • VASER Liposuction: Breakdown of fats with ultrasonic waves
  • Laser Lipolysis: Fragmentation of fats with laser waves.
  • Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction: Fragmentation of fat using radio frequency waves.
  • Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture: Breakdown of fat using infrasonic waves.

Who can liposuction be applied to?

The most important thing to keep in mind about liposuction is that liposuction is not a slimming method and is only a method that provides regional thinning and body lines to become smoother. If there is a weight problem, you must first get rid of excess weight with a regular sports program and diet. Then, you should resort to this method for regional excesses that cannot be eliminated with sports and diet.

Liposuction can be applied to anyone who is pregnant or has not given birth and does not have serious health problems. However, risk factors should be determined by applying some tests to people with health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, and necessary precautions should be taken against dangerous situations.

Although it is not an age-related application, it is not recommended for elderly patients due to the loss of elasticity of the skin in advanced ages.

In which situations does liposuction not work?

There is a misconception that weight will not be regained after having liposuction. Nutrition and exercise should be given importance in order not to gain weight again after the operation. In cases of frequent weight gain and loss, liposuction may not be successful.

In addition to regional lubrication, if there is sagging on the skin, it cannot be removed by liposuction. Likewise, the way to get rid of cellulite is not liposuction.

What is laser lipolysis and what are the differences between it and liposuction?

Laser lipolysis is the method of directly blasting the membranes of fat cells with diode laser application. As in the liposuction method, it helps to get rid of regional excesses. It is also often preferred in cases such as skin sagging in the face area. In addition, it can be applied to the armpit to eliminate the problem of excessive sweating.

The main difference between laser lipolysis and liposuction is the way the fat tissues are removed. In the laser lipolysis method, fat is excreted from the body with urine, while in the liposuction method, the fat tissues are vacuumed out of the body through cannulas. If the fat tissue is too much to be excreted in the urine, it would be more logical to prefer the liposuction method.

What You Need to Know After Liposuction

First of all, the length of stay in the hospital in liposuction is one of the most frequently asked questions. In this operation, local or general anesthesia is applied. Therefore, the patient has to stay in the hospital for one night.

How to speed up the healing process is also among the topics of interest. Lymph drainage massage applied before and after the operation makes the patient feel better. Accelerating the healing process is also possible by getting up early and moving a lot!

One of the issues that are wondered after the liposuction operation is pain. After the operation, the pain usually lasts 3-4 days. But there is no need to worry. These pains can be relieved with painkillers given by your doctor.

One of the most important questions after liposuction is when to return to daily life. After the operation, it is possible to return to working life within 3-7 days. After a week, the stitches are removed and the corset is used within the time limit that the doctor tells. For sports, light exercises such as walking are done after 2 weeks, but a minimum of 6 weeks should be waited for heavy sports exercises.

The bruises and swellings that occur after the operation heal in 2 months. Full recovery and final result are observed after 6-9 months.

Is There Any Loss of Liposuction?

As long as more fat is not taken from the body than it needs, liposuction is not harmful. Since people who only have fat removal see this process as a short-term weight loss method, they may encounter undesirable results in the long run by not paying attention to nutrition and sports.

Brazlilian Lift (BBL)

Due to a variety of reasons, be it losing weight too quickly, not exercising regularly or just getting older, the buttocks could sag, lose its firmness and shape over time. A brazilian butt lift is performed to reshape the buttocks, regain its firmness and size. In this procedure, fat is taken out from other parts of the body with liposuction and it is injected into the buttocks in various places. With each injection, the buttocks become firmer and fuller. There are two benefits of this surgery: firstly, unwanted excess fat is removed and secondly,the removed fat is injected into the buttocks to achieve a more attractive shape and size. A brazilian butt lift also poses fewer risks to the patient compared to other surgeries, such as a butt implant. An abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lift and a breast augmentation surgery could be performed in conjunction with a brazilian butt lift.

What Is The Difference Between A Brazilian Butt Lift And A Butt Implant?

While your own fat is used to reshape your buttocks during a brazilian butt lift, placing a butt implant introduces a foreign object to your body. Due to this reason, a brazilian butt lift has a lesser chance of causing an infection, because it is your own fat that is being used. The recovery period is also much shorter compared to a butt implant.  

What Should I Do Before the Surgery? 

-The patient must arrive at the hospital with an empty stomach and shouldn’t eat anything for 6 hours before the surgery.

-Smoking and drinking alcohol should be stopped 15 days before the surgery.

-Smoking after the surgery may affect the recovery process.

-The patient is advised to wear comfortable clothes ie. casual, wide-neck clothing or buttoned shirts.

-The patient must stop taking birth-control pills a month before the surgery.

-Strenuous physical activity should be stopped 2-5 days before the surgery.

-Having a flu, a cold or similar diseases can affect the surgery. Such respiratory diseases may cause problems under anesthesia and thus the surgery should be postponed until the patient gets better completely.

-The patient must cease taking any anticoagulants (aspirin, warfarin etc), and multivitamins containing vitamin E 10 before the surgery.

How Long Does The Surgery Last?

The surgery generally lasts 3-4 hours. During the surgery, the patient’s own fat is removed from various parts of the body and is then injected into the buttocks.

What Is The Recovery Period Like?

It is normal to have swellings, bruisings and stomach pain after the surgery. You will stay for a day at the hospital after the surgery, during which, you will be given drugs to reduce the pain and the discomfort to a minimum. 4-5 days after the operation, the surgeon will cure the operated areas, after which, the patient can take a shower. The swelling and the bruising will subside in a week. 

The patients must wear a compression corset after the surgery. The patient must not sit on top of their buttocks and lie face down during the first week. The recovery period lasts 7-10 days,  after which, the patient may return to their everyday life. It takes 3-6 months to see the end results of the surgery. Additionally, the patient is given a special pillow that they have to use for a month after the surgery. A compression corset is worn for a month around the body parts where the fat was removed. The patient may resume their normal physical activities after a month.

Is A Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent?

A brazilian butt lift is a surgery that yields long-lasting results. Some of the fat injected during the procedure may disappear but most will remain. Once the blood circulation in the area returns to normal, the remaining fat will stay in place permanently. Since this fat tissue is just like any other fat tissue in the body, it may get smaller or bigger as you lose or gain weight.

FAQ

Which Method Is Superior?

No method is better than the other. The method used depends on the amount of oil to be removed and the thickness of the skin.

Who Can Have Liposuction Surgery?

Anyone with excess fat and not too saggy skin can have liposuction surgery. If the patient has excess skin, either a different procedure or a tummy tuck with liposuction is recommended.

For Which Areas Is Liposuction Surgery Suitable?

It is possible to remove fat from many parts of the body; under the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arm, chest, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, around the knees and back of the legs. Complementarity is also performed with other procedures such as tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery.

What Kind of Anesthesia Will Be Used During the Surgery?

Depending on the size or number of areas to be operated on, general or local anesthesia can be used.

How Long Will the Process Take?

Depending on the size and number of areas to be treated, it takes between 1-5 hours.

Do I Have to Stay in the Hospital?

If the operated areas are small enough, a hospital stay is not necessary. However, if the operated areas are large enough, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for one day.

Will there be a trace afterward?

Since the operation is performed with small cannulas with diameters of 2-6 mm, there is no scar afterward.

Is There Pain, Swelling or Bruising?

There may be mild swelling and bruises that should go away within 2 weeks after the procedure. Afterwards, there is usually not much pain and the pain that may occur can be relieved with painkillers. Compression corset is worn for 10-15 days after the operation.

How Many Liters of Oil Can Be Taken in a Single Session? When can I have the procedure done again?

4-5 liters of oil can be taken without adversely affecting the patient's well-being and general health. However, if the patient is given blood and fluid from the vein, more fat can be removed. This decision is strictly up to the surgeon. If necessary, surgery can be performed again after 3-6 months.

What should I pay attention to after the procedure?

Patients are advised to stay away from heavy physical activity for at least one week after liposuction. According to your doctor, you should maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.

Will There Be Scarring Afterwards?

There won’t be any scarring afterwards. As the incisions are about 1-2 mm, they will disappear shortly after the surgery.

Liposuction Before & After Photos

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