Unable to lose weight despite all efforts is a common problem for more than one person. Liposuction is a method developed for the treatment of unusually located fat deposits that are resistant to melting despite diet and training. However, over time, the application area has expanded and it has been used for slimming and correction of body contours, provided that certain rules are not exceeded.
Who Are Suitable Patients for Liposuction?
In fact, liposuction can be done to people of all age groups for various purposes. The main point here is in which patient groups the liposuction process provides satisfactory results.
Ideal patient for liposuction;
– Have not given birth yet (for women),
-Doesn’t have a disease that needs constant treatment,
-No objection to movement,
-The patient has excess fat in areas such as waist, abdomen, back, hips, hips, inner thighs, around the knees, under the chin and cannot get rid of them despite all his efforts.
In both sexes, being non-smoker has a positive effect on the result.
How is Liposuction Performed?
The process is performed under general anesthesia for more than one time. The body area that is planned to be thinned is first inflated with a special liquid. After this liquid swells the fat cells and makes them ready for absorption (approximately 20 minutes), the fat cells are sucked with the help of special cannulas and negative pressure. Only 1 cm long scars remain on the skin where the cannulas enter. These traces disappear over time.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed With The Liposuction Process?
Contrary to more than one belief; It is possible to take up to 10-12 liters of fat from healthy and young patients. If the patient does not have any cardiovascular system disease, does not have diabetes requiring treatment, does not have vascular problems such as varicose veins, does not have a history of embolism, does not prevent early movement, does not use blood thinners or similar drugs, and does not have a smoking addiction, the procedure can be done with confidence. Although 4 liters seems to be the limit of faith in classical books, it is seen in the literature that fat intake over 10 liters is often done in a healthy way.
What are the Ways Used for Liposuction?
After the liquid administration process, some applications can be made into the tissue in order to break down the fat cells more easily. If the fat cells are broken down and then absorbed with a specialized laser probe, it is called ‘Laser Lipolysis’. If ultrasonic sound waves are used to break down fat cells, it is called ‘Vaser’. Radiofrequency waves can also be used with a one-to-one target. No matter which system is used, the basic principle in liposuction is the same, and the most valuable factor that ensures the formation of proper body boundaries is experience and manual dexterity.
What is the Smoothing Process After Liposuction?
After the procedure, the patient does not need to stay in the hospital and can be discharged after a few hours. However, in large-volume fat purchases, hospital follow-up is recommended for 1 day. The patient can easily return to his daily life within 1-2 days. Within a few days after the process, edema develops in the areas where fat is removed. Distribution of this edema with daily massages; It is valuable in providing faster smoothing and smoother body boundaries. It is recommended that the patient use special corsets or bandages for 6 weeks, depending on the area of application. Smoking negatively affects the post-operative beautification process.