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Our genetic characteristics determine the fat accumulation points when we gain weight, as in every part of our body. Some of us may collect more fat in the hip region, while some of us may be collecting in the belly area. Fats that are concentrated in a certain region are generally stubborn. No matter how much sports and exercise we do, it may not be possible to get rid of them completely. At this point, liposuction surgeries help us.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that breaks down and removes excess fat in the diet-resistant areas of your body. In other words, it is the operation of removing extra fat from certain parts of the body with a special vacuum technique. The doctors usually apply liposuction to the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and neck areas. This procedure helps us to perfectly reshape certain areas of the body by removing excess fat and creating perfect lines.

The doctors generally perform this operation to get rid of excess fat under the skin, which may occur due to genetic features, unbalanced nutrition, or pregnancy. It is also possible to treat certain conditions such as lipoedema and gynecomastia (abnormal breast enlargement in men) via liposuction surgery.

How is Liposuction Surgery Performed?

Depending on genetic factors and lifestyle, fat tissue can accumulate in different parts of your body, even if you are not overweight. Although your upper body is thin your hip area might be wider, the fat may accumulate in the abdomen (usually known as love handles), or your neck area might look wider than it should be. You might have any of these features due to your genetics. Luckily, if you are not happy with a certain area of your body, it is very easy to slim or reshape it, thanks to the liposuction operations. However, it is worth reminding that liposuction operations are not a way of weight loss. You should consider going under a liposuction operation after you lose weight.

During the liposuction surgery, our experts absorb the excess fat tissue under the skin with the help of hollow tubes (cannulas), which he inserts through the tiny incisions. These incisions are very small, and therefore, they do not leave any scar on your skin. The procedure might take one to three hours, so it is quite short. 

The doctor might perform this operation under general anaesthesia, or he might prefer local anaesthesia for smaller areas. This means you will not be feeling any pain during or after the surgery. In some cases, our doctor lets you go home right after the surgery or ask you to stay one night for observation purposes.

Also, it is very important to know that even liposuction surgery is very easy and safe; it is still a medical operation. In this case, as in any medical procedure, liposuction operation requires a hygienic operating room and an expert doctor.

In the hands of an expert surgeon, the risk rate of the liposuction operations is zero. If you would like to get more information about the procedure, please contact our team.   

How Long is the recovery time?

The recovery process after liposuction surgery and post-operative care may vary depending on the treatment area and the amount of fat that your doctor removes. Generally, it takes a few days before you can go back to your normal life. If you are exercising, it may take two to three weeks for you to turn back on your exercising routine. During the first two weeks, you should not do any hard work and let your body rest a little.  

It may take four to five weeks or six months to see the final results depending on the size of the treatment area. The corset is useful and recommended for adaptation of the skin tissue to the fat removal area after surgery and to prevent sagging. Corset usage time varies according to the technique used or the operation. Your doctor will make the necessary guidance about how long you need to use the corset.

The amount of our fat cells does not change over time. However, their size changes as we gain weight. Liposuction operations reduce the number of fat cells permanently. This means the treatment area will get slimmer, and it will not be easy to gain weight from that area. 

However, this does not mean you will never gain weight after the operation. For this reason, you should support liposuction surgery with a healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle that includes lean protein, fruit-vegetables, whole grains and dairy products.

Is Liposuction Surgery Safe?

Liposuction surgery is completely safe. After you decide to go under the liposuction surgery, you should consult your doctor whether you are eligible for the operation. You also need to be realistic with your expectations and discuss the exact thing you want in detailed.

The most important thing to remember is that you need to go under this surgery with an experienced team and an expert doctor. Since it is a surgical procedure and includes anaesthesia, you should also undergo this operation in a well-equipped facility. Another thing to worth reminding is that you should be following your doctor’s instructions very strictly before and after the surgery.

There is nothing to worry about liposuction operations if you pick the doctor carefully and listen to him. At this point, we provide you with all the necessary pieces of equipment and with the expertise of our doctors. If you have further question about this operation, our team is ready to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

FAQ

How much does it cost?

The cost of the liposuction surgery may vary due to the size of the treatment area. You may consult our doctors for detailed information.

Are there any risks?

There will be no risks or pain when you go through liposuction in the hands of an experienced surgeon.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction operation?

If you don’t have any underlying illnesses and over the age of 18, you can go under the liposuction surgery. Contact us for a detailed explanation.