Liposuction, a fat removal procedure, provides regional slimming by removing persistent local fat tissues. It is performed under general anesthesia, for the abdomen, belly, back, waist area, hip region, buttocks, legs, backs and sides of legs, upper legs, breasts, and areas with cellulite problem. Incisions are made at the appropriate sites, where regional slimming will be provided. The application headpiece of the liposuction device is advanced through these incisions to remove the fat tissues from their places. With such a direct effect, the intended regional slimming is achieved. The operation is ended by suturing the incisions.
Fat accumulation varies depends on body structure, sex and race. In women, excess fat accumulation usually occurs at the hip region, waist area, upper and lower abdomen, legs, and neck. In men, excess fat accumulation occurs is the belly, waist region, breast, and neck. One of the typical forms of fat accumulation in men is intra-abdominal fat accumulation. Liposhaping is usually performed on young and middle-aged patients who have a good skin elasticity. Liposhaping can be successfully performed particularly in people with a good body form, elastic skin, and in those who do regular exercise.
Liposuction can be combined with Mesotherapy and PRP applications, Passive Gymnastics, Lymphatic Drainage, as well as regional slimming and cellulite treatments.
It may be misleading to answer this question by saying yes or no. It is because, at tissues are removed from their places through liposuction. The places of the removed fat tissues cannot be filled with new fat tissues that will be produced. However, this does not mean that the effect of liposuction treatment will last for life. Fat tissues have a feature of being able to gain volume. Fat cells around the removed fat tissues can gain volume depending on weight gain. In this way, it is possible to experience localized weight problem again in the regions, where regional slimming could be achieved. Therefore, whether or not the results of liposuction treatment are permanent also, a little bit, depends on the diet of the patient. If the patient does not make some changes in his/her diet after liposuction treatment, and does not include exercise in his/her life, local fat deposits will be a problem again.
- The surgical procedure involves the use of self-dissolving sutures, which disappear spontaneously after a week.
- There is no need to dress the wound. The surgical site is just cleaned with warm water.
- Attention should be paid to keeping the area dry.
- The patient can take a bath 3 days after surgery. As the point to take into consideration, the patient should take a bath while standing upright.
- Sexual intercourse, sea and pool are prohibited for a period of 1 month after surgery.
- No scar remains after surgery.
The liposuction procedure is not intended for only making the patient slimmer. Therefore, it is not intended to remove liters of fat. Two to four liters of adipose tissue are removed in an average liposhaping procedure. This amount rarely exceeds five liters. The highest amount of fat that can be removed without risking the patient is 10% of the body weight. In other words, about seven liters in a 70-kilogram patient.