What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the name given to the process of removing excess fat tissues from the body by vacuum. With this process, regional thinning is aimed rather than weakening.

What are the Causes of Body Fat?

Depending on unhealthy diet, inactivity, pregnancy, genetic structure and gender, your body becomes fat over time. After a while, no matter how much diet and exercise you do, the fat that you can’t get rid of starts to bother you. In men, fat is generally concentrated in the under-abdominal region, while in women it is collected in the abdomen and hip regions.

How Is Liposuction Done, What Are Its Advantages?

Liposuction can be performed with general anesthesia. Your doctor makes one or more small holes in the area to be treated and injects a mixture of some saline (saline), local anesthetic. This injected liquid causes the fat to swell, harden and be easier to remove. It also narrows your blood vessels, reducing bruising, blood loss and healing time. Then, the fat tissue is reached by entering through the same incision with a cannula. Fragmented oils are pulled out by vacuum.

Liposuction is the fastest way to permanently destroy stubborn adipose tissue. A very large amount of adipose tissue can be taken out in a single session. In addition, if there are other areas of your body that you want to add fullness (such as the breast), these fats can be transferred to that area and you can bring your body to the desired form.

Smokers should stop using tobacco products at least 3-4 weeks before surgery. Patients who use alcohol should also stop consuming alcohol one week before the surgery. It is also necessary to stop taking anti-inflammatory and blood thinners about a week before liposuction surgery. You can continue with normal exercise and daily routines until the time of your surgery.

Liposuction surgery is an operation performed under general anesthesia. First of all, a detailed examination is made and it is decided which areas to apply liposuction. Afterwards, a series of tests are performed together with blood tests and it is examined whether there is an obstacle to the operation.

It takes 1 to 3 hours depending on the amount of oil to be taken.

If liposuction is applied to a single area, patients are usually discharged on the same day. If fat is removed from more than one area, the patient can be kept under observation in the hospital for 1-2 days.

After liposuction surgery, patients should wear compression garments to the treated areas. It takes about a week for the bruising and swelling to disappear and the final results can be observed within a few months.

After liposuction, scars will form on the incision site. These scars are small and become indistinct by taking the skin color over time. In addition, after the surgery, a scar care program is applied to ensure that the healing is healthy and fast.

Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN

Op. Dr. Sultan Yalçın provides service in the “Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic” she founded in Antalya. Besides her domestic patients, she accepts many patients from all over the world, mainly from the Middle East and European countries. With using the latest technologies and new methods.


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