Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed on people who have regional fat accumulation but do not have weight problems, to shape their body, lose weight locally and have proportional body lines.
This process is applied with different techniques and one of these techniques is laser liposuction.
What is laser liposuction?
Laser liposuction is a surgical procedure in which laser beams are sent to the fats under the skin. Through the action of laser light, the fats change from a solid to a liquid state and are then liposucted. In liposuction, known as laser liposuction, instruments called cannulas are used, but their diameters vary. Although the duration of laser liposuction is shorter, the healing sequence is much faster.
How is laser liposuction performed?
- The first step in laser liposuction, which is performed by specialists, is that the patient contacts the health center and health checks are performed. If there are no complaints that prevent laser liposuction, the doctor and the patient plan the treatment. The doctor works meticulously on how much fat is to be liposucted, in which area and in which area the incision is to be made.
- Normally, local anesthesia is used for these individuals, but if necessary, the surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
- Laser beams are sent to the appropriate area with instruments called fiber cannulas. The fat cells, which become liquid, are sucked through the cannula, opening millimeter cuts into the area.
- Sutures are then applied and the process is completed.
- The duration of application can vary depending on the area of application. While the process ends in half an hour in small areas, applications in large areas or in more than one area can generally take 2-3 hours.
Why laser liposuction?
- The healing process of laser liposuction takes less time than liposuction and is much easier to overcome.
- Laser liposuction significantly reduces bruising and swelling.
- While the life span of the corset is longer with the classic method, it is shorter with the laser version. For this reason, people can easily return to their everyday life.
- Laser liposuction is an easier application to remove fat from the arm, knee and neck area. In these areas it is difficult to use classic liposuction.
- There is no risk of bleeding in people whose fat has been removed by laser liposuction.
- Since local anesthesia is usually used, the difficulties of general anesthesia are eliminated.
- Laser beams facilitate the removal of fat and tighten the skin.
- If a good doctor performs the operation, there will be no burns.
- Since it is a procedure performed under local anesthesia, the person has no pain.
- Since the cannulas used are very thin, the problem of post-operative scarring is almost eliminated.
- It also offers solutions for sagging and wavy skin.
- Together with the technology, laser liposuction devices were also developed, with which more fat could be removed. Up to 4 liters of fat can be removed from the body in one session.
Who is laser liposuction suitable for?
Laser liposuction can be used for people with normal body weight or close to normal body weight. Laser liposuction is not used for people with obesity problems, as it is not a method of weight reduction, but only allows the body to take shape. The loss of skin elasticity occurs in later years, so laser liposuction is not used in older patients.
After laser liposuction
- Slight pain may occur up to 4 days after the operation. Doctors may prescribe painkillers to relieve the pain of the operated person.
- If the patient does not have a complicated situation during surgery under local anesthesia, he/she is discharged immediately, while during surgery under general anesthesia, the patient is hospitalized for 1 day.
- Before and after the surgery small massage applications called lymphatic drainage can be applied.
- Special corsets should be worn until 3-4 weeks after the surgery.
- For good blood circulation, people can take light walks after 2 weeks and continue their normal sports activities after 6 weeks.
- People can return to their daily life within the first week. Usually they have to go to hospital at the end of a week to have their stitches removed.
- Even if bruises and swelling appear due to the surgery, they disappear in a very short time.
- The final results are achieved after 9 months at the latest.