Stubborn fats can be a problem for many people, regardless of whether they are men or women.
Liposuction, a surgical method to get rid of these fats and give the body an aesthetic and proportional appearance, is considered to be the savior of those who suffer from this problem.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction can be simply defined as a surgical procedure to remove fat from some parts of the body. It is the most preferred and common surgical aesthetic surgery, especially in areas such as hips, thighs, abdomen, waist and knees. This is how people get rid of their fat and their body is shaped. The point that should not be forgotten is that liposuction is not a slimming method. People have their excess fat suctioned only locally.
How is liposuction performed?
- The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or by anesthesia of the affected area with regional or local anesthesia.
- 1-2 mm incisions are made in the area where the liposuction is performed.
- The specialist melts the fat in the region using various techniques and removes the fat by vacuuming. Injectors or cannulas with fine tips are used for suction.
- In the wet liposuction technique, fat cells are filled with water to make them swell. There are also various drugs in the fluid to stop bleeding and prevent pain. These fat cells are sucked out of the incisions made.
- In ultrasound liposuction, the instruments, which are stretched under the skin and emit vibrations, allow the fat cells to become soft and can be easily suctioned off.
- In laser liposuction, a laser beam is sent to the fat in the region to be removed and the fat cells are transformed from solid to liquid. Then the vacuum procedure is performed.
- After 1-2 hours the operation ends.
- Doctors who perform liposuction make incisions in the areas covered by underwear and in body folds to prevent scars from becoming visible, thus reducing people’s worries.
- Even if they try different methods, people who do not thin locally can get rid of their fat and shape their body with a minor surgical procedure.
- It is painless because it is performed under anesthesia. These people can return to their normal life within a few days.
- The corset used after the surgery helps people to get in shape and become firmer.
- Since the specialist decides how much fat should be removed from the body, situations such as excessive fat removal do not occur. Therefore, it does not represent a health risk.
Who is liposuction suitable for?
- Liposuction can be used to remove fat from the relevant areas of people who are not overweight or obese, but have fat that cannot be removed by regional fat burning processes.
- Overweight people who wish to have liposuction should first eliminate their excess with a diet and exercise program. Then they can have liposuction to get rid of regionally stubborn fat.
- It is not used for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, nor for people with a systemic disease. Since it is performed under the control of a specialist, your doctor will ask the necessary questions, perform the necessary tests and guide you.
- As the skin elasticity influences the process and the skin elasticity changes due to age, liposuction is not used in older people.
- Liposuction is not a permanent method, so people should pay attention to their diet and exercise habits after the operation.
- After the procedure, the patient should rest in the hospital for 1 night.
- In the postoperative phase, special corsets recommended by the doctor should be worn. The use of corsets takes 4 to 8 weeks on average and varies depending on the person. It is important to follow the recommendations of the specialist.
- After one week the suture is removed and it is natural that short-term conditions such as swelling and bruising occur after the procedure.
- The time to return to normal life varies between 1 and 3 weeks, depending on the patient’s health condition.
- Heavy movements should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. After this time, exercises can be slowly resumed.