Liposuction (Fat Removal) Surgery
in Turkey

Liposuction, as one of the most required cosmetic surgery methods in the world, is the removal of the fat accumulated in specific parts of the body via cannulas. Body contouring can be performed during the same surgery by transferring the fat taken in the same session to the necessary parts of the body.

Which techniques are used in liposuction surgery?

Liposuction surgery is performed under local anesthesia and heavy sedative drugs called sedation or under general anesthesia in the operation room.

Incisions of 2-4 mm are made on the areas where the marked areas can be reached. Before removing the excess fat from the areas, some solution is injected into the adipose tissue through the small incision lines.

By the solution, not only the bleeding is reduced but also the pain. The solution containing pain killer helps easing the pain.

Excess fat is removed via 3-4 mm incisions with cannulas. If the body shaping operation is combined with liposuction, the removed fat can be transferred into the planned areas after processesing the fat in order to transfer.

At the end of the surgery, the incisions are either left open or closed with simple stitches. The operation is terminated after dressing the patient in a corset.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Liposuction?

First of all, liposuction is a body shaping method, not a weight loss method.

The amount of fat to be removed with the liposuction depends on;

  • The patient’s weight
  • Skin texture,
  • Number of regions to be performed liposuction to
  • Patient’s age

The maximum amount of fat to be removed with liposuction is 5-6 kilos. Since liposuction is not a weight-loss method, removing too much fat can lead to serious complications.

Removing 5-6 kilos of fat from a body of 60 kilos and 110 kilos gives different changes. These changes also depends on the gender. 5-6 kilos of liposuction gives different results for men and women. While it is enough to remove 3 kilos of fat from one person, it may not be enough to remove 6 kilos of fat from another person. It means that the amount of fat to be removed in liposuction varies from person to person.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Liposuction?

As in any surgical operation, first of all, the patient should consult a doctor’s opinion and a detailed physical examination is required for the procedure. Liposuction is not weight loss method, it is an surgical operation to provide regional thightening and body contouring.

If the patient has excess weight problem, it is more appropriate to get rid of the excess weight by starting a healty diet and sports in the first place. Then, the patient can have liposuction easily especially after losing the excess fat because liposuction aims to remove the excess, stubborn fat that do not go away with diet and sports.

Liposuction is a body contouring method that can be applied to anyone who does not have any health problems that prevent the procedure.

Women, who are pregnant or who have given birth recently are not good candidates for Liposuction. Before the operation, the patient’s health story should be checked by some necesssary tests. The patient should inform the surgeon about his/her allergies or medication to take precaution in case of emergency.

Although age is not an obstacle to have liposuction, due to the age-related skin elasticity loss, the surgeon should examine the patient thoroughly to decide to perform liposuction or any additional procedures including liposuction.

Liposuction Methods

Infrasonic Liposuction

Infrasonic liposuction is an innovation for plastic surgeons provided by the developing technology. While classic liposuction cannulas remove subcutaneous fat with vacuum power by moving the arm back and forth, Infrasonic liposuction cannulas enables to remove the excess fat proportionally by scanning the liposuction areas, with its back and forth around vibration movement itself.

Advantages of Infrasonic Liposuction;

  • Since it removes the fat with its vibration movement, the tissue damage is minimal.
  • Vibrations allow for a more proportional fat removal.
  • It is more comfortable for the surgeon as the cannula moves back and forth around itself.
  • The patient gets back to his/her daily life more quickly.
  • Since it removes more fat each time the canulas  are inserted due to its vibration movements, the risk of the most common post-op orange-look appearance is very low.

Vaser liposuction

With the development of technology, many different methodshave emerged that are also useful for liposuction. The purpose is to increasethe quality and the sucess of the operation and to obtain better results.

One of the methods is Vaser Liposuction. During Vaserliposuction process, the fat is broken and liquified by ultrasonic waves. Italso break sup the connective tissues between the fat. Thanks to this methodthe fat can easily be removed with aspirator.

What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction?

By ultrasonic waves, during performing vaser liposuction,skin tightening can be achieved by affecting the collagen of the skin. In addition to this, for the patients who are suitable, waist shaping  or desired fit look such as six-packs can also be created with the vaser device.

Depending on the amount of the excess fat removed during liposuction, some sagging may occur in advanced ages. Therefore, in addition to the procedure, tummy tuck etc. Operations may be combined.

How is the Recovery Process After Liposuction?

The patient is required to stay 1-2 nights depending on the amount of the fat removed.On the first day,it is normal and expected to have leakage from the incision holes through where liposuction is performed. After liposucton, it is recommended for the patients to have a shower 2 days later. The patient should wear the body garment as much as possible in day and night time fort he first 3 weeks.

It is normal and expected to have mild bruising and pain that is tolerable with painkillers after the operation.

At the end of the second month, most of the edema has alerady subsides. It may take 6 months – 1 year for the body to achieve its final result.

Around 6-12 months, it is easy to observe the difference before and after liposuction.

How much does Liposuction cost?

Liposuction prices depends on;

  • The amount of removing fat,
  • The number of regions to be operated,
  • The patient’s weight,
  • form of anesthesia,
  • Other procedures besides liposuction,

Conditions of the hospital to be operated on.