Instead of suffering from problems due to regional fat deposits and difficult-to-lose body weight; you may choose to benefit from liposuction. This is a very safe method to perform in today’s clinical practice.
How is Liposuction Performed?
A special mixture is injected into the planned area of intervention under the skin before the removal of fat. This mixture is responsible for accomplishing two tasks. One is to reduce bleeding and the other is to facilitate fat removal. Fat cells are, then, removed from very small holes in the skin using a small metal cannula.
Depending on which part of the body will be intervened, the duration of liposuction may vary. During the procedure, fat depositing compartments will also be resected along with the fat cells. Therefore, significant slimming is possible.
Which Body Regions Are Suitable For Undergoing Liposuction ?
Until recently, liposuction could only be performed in a limited selection of different body parts. However; with the advances in technology, it is now possible to perform liposuction in any selected area of the body.
In men, liposuction is most commonly performed in the waist, abdomen, and the jowl.
In women; the abdomen, butts, hipline, inner thighs, and the upper parts of the legs are the common areas of liposuction.
However, the procedure can also be applied to knees, ankles, the submental area called the jowl, armpits, and the back of individuals.
Who is the right candidate for liposuction?
We recommend liposuction to people who have no loss of skin elasticity. If the skin is not elastic enough, a skin lift intervention in the area may be necessary to prevent any sagging that may occur after the liposuction.
Furthermore, smokers should stop smoking before undergoing liposuction. Because smoking can impose risks on the patient, as well as preventing skin recovery.
Also, dieting individuals can undergo liposuction after they lose weight and complete the dieting schedule.
What are the characteristics of the recovery process?
Exercising care on a few points may ensure a very comfortable recovery process. You may need to rest for 4 to 5 days after liposuction. At the end of this period, you can get back to your daily life, engaging in light physical activities.
The healing process after liposuction is actually 2 months. After 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure, you can start performing your entire set of daily activities. After the procedure, you should pay attention to skin hygiene to prevent the small entry points of laparoscopy from getting infected.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a session of liposuction take?
Can liposuction be of help to eliminate excess weight put on during pregnancy?
It can be performed at the end of 1 year after giving birth.
Can liposuction be performed during breastfeeding?
No. The procedure is contraindicated to be performed during breastfeeding.
Is swimming is allowed after liposuction?
Swimming in the sea or the swimming pool will not be allowed approximately 2 months after the liposuction procedure.
Does liposuction require sexual abstinence?
Sexual abstinence is needed for 2 to 3 weeks.
Will I feel pain after liposuction?
There may be slight pain. However, it can be managed with the use of painkillers.
Is liposuction a method for losing weight?
No. It is only benefitted to get rid of regional fat deposits.
Does liposuction disturb the symmetrical appearance of the body?
There is a risk of asymmetry after the liposuction procedure if is performed by an unqualified team.
Is it true that liposuction causes further gain after the procedure?
It is not possible to gain further weight due to liposuction.
What will be the extent of fat reduction with liposuction?
Approximately 70% reduction can be achieved in fat cells.
Will the outcomes of liposuction be permanent?
Yes, The results will be permanent. However, it does not prevent you from putting on weight again due to an unhealthy diet.
How big will be the entry points of the liposuction?
Skin holes with a diameter of 2 mm, 3 mm or 4 mm can be created in the skin. The diameters will depend on the area of intervention.
When can I start workouts after liposuction?
You can start engaging in sports activities after 3 to 4 weeks.
Can liposuction be performed on several sites in one session?
Yes, this is possible.
Can liposuction be repeated?
It can be repeated when needed again.
Will there be scar marks left after liposuction?
There may be a some scar marks left but they will not be remarkable. However, these will even out with the skin tone in a short period and they will fade away.
Can liposuction be performed in any season of the year?
Of course. However, we recommend you not to undergo the procedure in the warm seasons as you are going to need to use compression garments in the postoperative period.
Are there age limits for liposuction?
Although no upper or age limits have been defined to undergo the procedure, it is a requirement that the skin should not have lost its elasticity.
Is it possible to take a bath after liposuction?
Bathing is possible after 1 to 2 days.
Is it noticeable that the individual underwent the liposuction procedure?
It will be unnoticeable as the procedure is performed maintaining the body proportions.