The number of fat cells in the human body does not increase after puberty. For this reason, adult people have a fixed number of fat cells in their bodies. However, if more calories are consumed than the amount of calories spent, even if the number of fat cells remains the same, their volume increases and weight gain occurs. Under normal conditions, it is sufficient to apply a healthy and balanced diet program and a regular exercise program for weight loss. However, due to its structural features, some people may have resistant fat deposits that do not respond to regular diet and exercise. The liposuction method can be applied to people who are at or close to their ideal weight, and have fat deposits in certain parts of their body that are resistant to diet and exercise.

What is Liposuction / Fat Removal?

Liposuction, one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery, is applied to remove fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise and to reshape the body. The liposuction method ensures the permanent removal of fat cells in the application area. Although the liposuction method can be applied to many different areas such as the thigh, abdomen, neck, hip, arm, jowl, knee, back, it should not be forgotten that it is a body contour correction procedure and it should not be misconstrued that it is a weight loss method.

Who Is Liposuction / Fat Removal Suitable For?

Liposuction surgery;

  • Having fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise in certain parts of the body, despite being at or close to ideal weight,
  • Disproportionate distribution of fat in the body,
  • It can be applied to people who do not have a systemic health problem.

Liposuction application is not applied to those who are pregnant and breastfeeding. Since the success of the operation may be affected due to decreased elasticity of the skin in advanced ages, liposuction is not applied to people over a certain age. However, this decision is made as a result of the evaluation made specifically for the patient.

How is Liposuction / Fat Removal Performed?

Liposuction is a procedure that can be applied with different techniques. By injecting a liquid solution into the area to be shaped using the liposuction method, the area is anesthetized and the possible pain that might be felt during the application is alleviated. 1-2 mm long incisions are made on the skin and cannulas are placed in the area through these incisions. The vacuum machine to which the cannulas are attached begins to absorb the partially liquefied oil. The vacuum tube is moved on the surface and the oil is broken down and discharged quickly. When the operation is over, the incisions are left open for a while. Thus, it is ensured that liquid does not accumulate in the application area and that the liquid flows out. Then the incisions are closed, the area is tightly bandaged and the operation is terminated.

Laser assisted liposuction method uses laser beams to melt fat. After the fat has melted, it is vacuumed out through thin cannulas as in the classical method.

In the laser lipolysis method, the fats are broken down by laser beams, but they are not taken out. In this method, the broken down fats are excreted metabolically by the liver and kidneys. This method is mostly used in small fat deposits such as in the arm and under the chin.

Before Liposuction/Lip Removal

The technique to be used is determined individually according to the application area, how much of the application will be made, the skin elasticity of the person and similar factors. Use of blood thinners, alcohol and smoking should be stopped 2 weeks before the application.

Healing Process After Liposuction / Fat Removal

After the liposuction surgery, the patient should wear a special corset for about 2 months. Medications prescribed by the doctor should be used regularly. Compliance with the given nutrition program is very important for the success of the operation. During the recommended time, sudden movements, heavy lifting and activities that may cause strain should be avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction / Fat Removal

How long does liposuction surgery take?

The duration of the surgery varies depending on the application area and how much fat will be removed. The technique to be applied also determines the duration of the operation. On average, it is completed in 1-3 hours.

Can men have liposuction?

Uygulamaya engel bir durumları olmadığı takdirde erkeklere de liposuction uygulaması yapılabilir.

Are liposuction results permanent?

Fat cells removed from the body are not recovered. However, depending on weight gain, the volume of fat cells in the area may expand. For this reason, diet and sports are necessary to sustain the result.

Can liposuction be done during pregnancy?

Liposuction cannot be applied to women during pregnancy and lactation.