Everything You Need To Know About Liposuction

How can I loose abdominal fat fast?

First of all, you need to know that this procedure is mostly effective on patients who have stubborn fat in specific areas, like waist or belly, or outer thighs. If you have proportionally excess fat in combined areas like belly and thighs together, you should try loosing weight first. Because this is actually the kind of fat which would go away by dieting, this means you just have a few extra pounds on your body and the true solution for that is to diet.

Now on the other hand, if you have a stubborn fat in a certain area and the other areas are proportioned, then you will be a good candidate for liposuction surgery.

Because liposuction is actually not aiming to make you lose weight, but it aims to change your body shape when you look in the mirror.

If you are proportionally larger in many areas of your body, even if you try liposuction, without dieting and having a healthy lifestyle, you will gain back that fat once again.

After Liposuction, Is The Sucked Out Fat Gone Permanently?

Well, once again, liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery, of course it cannot guarantee that you will not gain back that fat, if the calories you take is more than the calories you burn, of course
you will gain weight. When you gain weight, the body will not replace the new fat cells with the old ones which were suctioned. If you gain weight, the operated areas will not become as big in size
as before liposuction procedure was applied. Those sucked fat cells have already been disappeared.

Another common known mistake is the liposuctioned fat appears in another place if weight is gained, this is also not true. But, on the other hand, it is also crucial to keep a healthy lifestyle
after liposuction. If you start eating junk food and think ‘oh the fat was removed and there is nothing for me to worry’ THIS IS WRONG! Because the remaining fat cells can become bigger
through gaining weight. However, the new gained weight shows up less in the operated areas compared to not operated areas.

Is The Surgery Painful? How Is The Recovery?

Rather than pain, most patients tend to feel soreness like they started going to the gym after a long break. However, we cannot forget the fact that the more areas are involved, the pain will be
worse. It is very important to keep the treated areas under the safety limits. There is a restriction about how much fat can be removed from each specific anatomy differently. Removing very large amounts of fat can be life-threateningly dangerous, that is why you should listen to your surgeon’s approach and comments about your case and how he/she decides to proceed.

During the recovery process, the swelling might become very annoying, you might even look bigger than how you were before the surgery. This is just oedema and the body is trying to get used to its new shape. Please do not be bothered by the swelling. The swelling will start to reside one month post surgery.

Due to trauma caused through liposuction surgery for breaking down fat cells, you will have bruising as well, this will fade away in time from week 1.

You would be wearing a tight corset garment after surgery for at least 3 weeks, this is to provide the best possible shape through the surgery, it is important to keep the corset on at all times after the surgery. After 3 weeks have passed, some patients continue to wear them, there is no harm in wearing the corset longer if you can. 🙂

Preparing For Liposuction Surgery

It is recommended to stop smoking 1 month before the surgery. Smoking effects the healing process negatively.

You should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements because these meds increase blood circulation pace and it will cause bleeding to increase. You will go through a series of health tests before the surgery.

If you live abroad and planning to come to Turkey for liposuction surgery, you should stay in Istanbul for 7 days after the procedure.

You can email or whatsapp us all your questions about liposuction. We are here to guide you correctly and ethically.

Is Liposuction Safe?

Liposuction is a popular procedure between women and men, yet the safety of liposuction has always been questioned. Of course, liposuction is both safe and effective when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved with liposuction procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) liposuction involves risks such as anesthesia-related complications, bruising, swelling.

Long-term Effects: Changes in body of the result in the long term may occur due to aging, weight loss or gain, pregnancy, or other circumstances not related.

Scarring: Although the liposuction incisions are minimal as the inserted cannula is very thin and also good wound healing after a surgical procedure is expected, abnormal scars may occur within the skin and deeper tissues in rare cases. Such scars can be a different colour than the surrounding skin. Additional treatments, might be performed to treat this issue(such as laser etc.).

Bruising and/or Swelling: Bruising and swelling may occur after liposuction procedure, the bruising wears off around 10 days and most of the swelling fades away in around 1-2 month healing period time but final results of the surgery settles in around 6 months.

Skin Irregularities: Liposuction specifically refers to fat cells, skin contour irregularities and depressions in the skin are unlikely but can happen rarely. This can occur particularly when large quantities of fat cells are removed and/or the skin is lacking good elasticity.

These above are a few post operative complications than can occur but choosing the right surgeon and being a suitable candidate will minimize such risks and side effects of this procedure. Your surgeon will analyze your case closely in your face to face consultation and inform you about the risks involved and ensure you are physically good to go. First of all, every candidate has to be informed that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and therefore it is not a solution to treat obesity.

Liposuction does not refer to the change of numbers in the scale, rather, it helps changing the shape when you look in the mirror. Some patients refer to this surgery in order to lose 10-15 kilos. But this is definetly wrong. Patients who have somewhat a good body shape and have stubborn fat in some specific areas like the belly and the hips are the best candidates for this procedure. Liposuction aims to proportionize the body and add definition and contour.

Is Liposuction Permanent?

Liposuction results are permanent. The fat cells that are suctioned away by liposuction don’t come back. But, it is important to know that the remaining fat cells can grow if you gain weight. That is why, it is very important to keep a helathy lifestyle after the procedure in order to keep up the same results.

Is Liposuction Dangerous?

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries among all. But still some patients feel that liposuction is dangerous. Liposuction, “decomposes” and “sucks” fat out of the body, through a cannula inserted under the skin. In recent years, the advancement of medicine and surgical equipment has significantly reduced the risks and side effects of liposuction. Before answering if liposuction is dangerous or not it’s important to learn the risks and in what conditions the risks occur…

Minor side effects such as bruising, swelling and numbness are very temporary and will likely resolve in the first weeks after surgery.

Rare side effects of liposuction include; asymmetries, abnormal colouring, rippling, loose skin and thermal burn or heat injury caused by ultrasound (with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, also known as VASER liposuction). VASER liposuction, which is the technologically most advanced way of doing liposuction. Here, high-frequency ultrasound energy is used for fat destruction, and skin tightening is done as well.

An experienced plastic surgeon will easily take precautions to avoid those effects.

Just like any surgery, liposuction should be carefully considered after weighing its pros and cons. Side effects and complications are a risk for any kind of a procedure, it’s important to discuss your options thoroughly with your surgeon before making a final decision. The advantage here is that due to the new advancements in technology and techniques, liposuction is now the safest it has ever been.

Is Liposuction Painful?

Liposuction is performed under anesthesia which makes the patient feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Generally, the surgical experience will not be painful because, during the process, the patient will be unconscious.

Effect of anesthesia persists for 12 to 24 hours, so dizziness and nausea can occur, and the only discomfort after liposuction is described as soreness or tenderness. The day after liposuction procedure the quality of pain is similar to sunburn or to muscle soreness that one might experience after having worked-out too harshly.

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