Liposuction is the method of removing excess fat, applied by customly designed equipments in order to slim a region in the body which is not adoptable with its neighbor regions, in order to balance body proportions, reshape and most importantly to provide smooth contour of the body.
As it can be applied solely, frequently it can also be used as a supplementary method for operations such as abdomenal lifting, breast reduction and face lifting.
To any individual who has appropriate health conditions and a suitable level of skin elasticity within close perimeter to his/her ideal weight, this method can be applied for the treatment of excess fat accumulation that can not be cured by regular exercise and diet.
Liposuction is absolutely not a method to lose weight. Its main purpose is to obtain adaptation with the neighbor regions in the body and to correct the body contour.
Operation is conducted under hospital environment and mostly with sedation supported local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. Depending on the size of the applied area, it might be possible to check out from the hospital in the same day of the operation or 1 – 2 days of observation at the hospital might be required.
Corset needs be used immediately after the surgery. Using of corset for 4 to 6 weeks is very important. At early stages, massage is also applied. In order to maintain a smooth new surface and contour, these 2 applications hold great importance. Intensive physical activities are restricted for a few weeks. In order to observe the final result of the operation, a few months are required.
For skin tissues which have either lost their elasticity or which are too thin, the surgery should be supported with laser and ultrasonic energy capped special cannulas in order to obtain optimal results. In the post operative period, methods like radiofrequency should be used to be able to help the skin to pull together.
Fat cell loss occurs in the area where liposuction is applied. In cases of dramatical weight changes, the application area can not store the same amount of fat as it used to. Therefore it is important to be close to the ideal weight at the time of operation and then trying to maintain this weight is very important.
Liposuction is a unique technique which is applied by minimal incisions. It does not cause any surgical scars and it allows excessive fat deposits to vanish. It is also frequently used as a supplementary and supportive technique to improve the results of other techniques.