A Liposuction procedure can be your path to a better life in which you beat your fear of embarrassment. You will no longer be worried about your body when you sit with your colleagues at the workplace or in public. From now on, you wear whatever you want, and you go swimming self-confidently. Furthermore, with liposuction, you enjoy a different lifestyle characterized by perfect fitness, slimness, and health if you take care of your diet.
In this article, we would like to enrich your information about liposuction, discussing its benefits, types, stages, and everything you want to know!
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Liposuction is a cosmetic operation undergone to get rid of unwanted fat deposits in different areas of your body, including the abdomen, butts, hips, thighs, and chest, and sculpt your body shape.
The operation is typically performed under general anesthesia by a hollow instrument known as a cannula inserted under the skin. The cannula is connected to a high-pressure vacuum that suctions the liquid fat cells out of the body.
In the liposuction procedure, several different techniques are used to break up the fat cells, we will talk about them in detail later.
Firstly, you should know that liposuction is not an overall weight-loss procedure. So if you suffer from obesity - a high amount of fat- other alternatives must be considered, such as gastric surgeries or following a diet and exercise which help you lose weight gradually.
The candidate for liposuction should have stable body weight and enjoy good skin elasticity and tone. Furthermore, you must be in good health, without medical conditions, such as heart and blood flow problems, immune system, and diabetes. Liposuction helps you:
Liposuction is a powerful method to reduce fat deposits and reshape your body.
Treat a specific part of your body and restore your natural body balance.
Liposuction can be an ideal solution for lymphoedema that causes swelling in the arms and legs.
Effective treatment for lipoedema leads to an increase in the fat abnormally in the legs, thighs, and buttocks.
Liposuction is used to eliminate the fat accumulated under a man's chest, known as Gynecomastia.
Liposuction has many types based on different techniques. Here we have the most common techniques used today:
Tumescent liposuction: with this technique, a sterile solution, which includes saltwater, lidocaine, and epinephrine, is injected into the target areas of the body. Then, the fat deposit can be easily suctioned and removed from the body.
Laser-assisted liposuction: this technique uses laser technology that generates a beam of energy to liquefy the fat cells.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: the technique uses ultrasound energy to break up the fat deposits. By the UAL technique, a larger amount of fat is removed easily and quickly.
Power-assisted liposuction: It is a traditional procedure in which a medical vacuum applies negative pressure to suction the fat out of the body.
When you decide on performing liposuction, your medical history will be reviewed. Then, you will do some medical tests, making sure you are the right candidate for the procedure.
If you use aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, you should stop taking them three weeks before the operation.
If you suffer from anemia, you will be asked to take supplements that contain iron.
If you are a smoker, you will be asked to avoid smoking for at least two weeks before the procedure.
Alcohol should be avoided for a week before the operation.
You should avoid eating and drinking on the day before the operation.
After carrying out the necessary medical tests, your surgeon will start marking your body, drawing circles where fat will be removed.
Typically, you will receive general anesthesia.
A medical solution will be injected into the target areas to avoid severe blood loss and swelling.
Make small incisions around the body to insert a cannula attached to a vacuum machine.
Using one of the liposuction techniques, such as VASER, laser, or power-assisted liposuction, the fat deposits will be broken up and liquefied.
The cannula will be moved back and forth to suction the liquid fat out of the body.
Finally, the incisions will be stitched and bandaged.
Once your operation is finished, you will wear a support corset or compression bandage for many weeks, which helps you reduce bruising and swelling. Usually, the swelling needs about a month to disappear completely. You can go to your normal activities after a few weeks. The final results may take up to 6 months to be seen fully.
Here, you have some important instructions to follow, ensuring you get the best results. Let us have a look at the most important notes:
You should avoid strenuous activity for up to six weeks after the procedure.
You are recommended to drink plenty of water to compensate for the fluids you lost during the operation.
You should avoid direct sunlight and bad weather conditions.
You keep staying away from smoking for five weeks after the surgery.
You are encouraged to follow a balanced and healthy diet alongside exercises.
The most important factors which play a crucial role in determining the liposuction cost are the following:
The type of liposuction technique
The number of target body parts.
The qualifications and experience of the cosmetic surgeon.
A full package that includes additional services, such as hotel accommodation, transportation, and translation.
Nowadays, the VASER technique that depends on ultrasound energy is the most common technique used in Turkey. Generally, the cost of liposuction using the VASER technique in Turkey is about €2500.