Liposuction is a popular procedure used by both men and women who are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat. This technique can help to remove any unwanted fat deposits, which even the strictest of diet and exercise regimes cannot solve. Body fat can be distributed anywhere in the body, with some of the most common areas being the hips, neck, arms, tummy, loins and thighs. In men, fatty swellings can also be found under the nipples, which results in the chest of a man replicating women’s breasts. Localised fat can be reduced using a liposuction procedure.
Our liposuction in Turkey uses a number of techniques, depending on the amount of fat that you would like removed and the surgeon’s preference. Generally, a narrow tube is inserted into a small incision in the skin nearby the target area. This is then attached to a strong vacuum pump which is drawn back and forth within the excess fat in order to draw it out. Our advanced technology is able to remove the fat while ensuring small blood vessels and nerves remain intact. Some surgeons will inject the area, known as tumescent liposuction, and others do not, but generally the process is carried out the same.
The three different types of liposuction that we carry out include surgical, laser and VASER liposuction. Surgical liposuction is the traditional technique used with the vacuum, in order to help to reshape particular areas of the body. VASPER liposuction on the other hand, is a less invasive fat removal procedure, which uses ultrasound to breakdown the fat cells without damaging any surrounding tissue. Once this is complete, the fat is then removed through the suction process. Laser liposuction is one of the most advanced technologies and is an innovative non-surgical liposuction treatment. Before your liposuction in Istanbul, our expert surgeons will go through which technique may be the best to help achieve your desired outcome, as well as discuss the liposuction procedure costs with you.
Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with 25 years of surgical experience.
Our hospital is rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
|PROCEDURE:||Developing body shape by eliminating fat deposits with a special medical device|
|ANESTHESIA:||Local or general|
|SIDE EFFECTS OF LIPOSUCTION:||Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation|
|RISK:||Asymmetry, bagginess of skin, pigmentation changes, skin injury, fluid retention, excessive fluid loss, infection|
|RECOVERY:||Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks Full recovery from swelling and bruising: 1 to 6 months or more|
|RESULT LASTS:||Permanent, should be supported with diet and exercise|
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a medical procedure that removes fat cells from the body using a special vacuum. It is important to know that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery; it is a body contour correction surgery. Enlarged fat cells which are resistant to diet and exercise are moved away from the body with this technique. Any areas with fatty deposits can be targeted by liposuction. The most common areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arms, neck and legs. Liposculpture technique, developed in the last 10 years, can remove the fats which cause contour irregularity. Liposculpture technique is also used for treating saggy skin and removal as well as destruction of stubborn cellulite. As long as the aim of the surgery is not weight loss but contour correction, there is not any risk of surgery.
Liposuction Treatment Options
Several different liposuction techniques are recognized by plastic surgeons. Two most common techniques are described below:
a) Tumescent Liposuction: This technique requires the surgeon to inject a medicated solution into the fatty tissue before the tube called cannula is inserted. The injection has several purposes. It loosens the fat, it reduces blood loss and bruising as well as anesthetizing the area.
b) Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (Ultrasonic liposuction): In this technique, a special canula is used that has an ultrasound generator attached to it. The ultrasonic waves liquify the fat cells, making them easier to remove. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction results in more detailed body sculpturing and a faster recovery time. Trauma is minimized with the result of less bruising and blood loss.
How Liposuction is Performed
Liposuction is performed through small cuts. First of all, sterile liquid solution is injected in order to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube is placed through these small cuts to loosen excess fat. Then the fat is suctioned out of the body by using a special, small vacuum.
After liposuction surgery, treated areas can be covered by compression garments or elastic bandages. The garment and bandages help control the swelling after the surgery and compress the skin to new body contours.
Recovery time varies by individual and the amount of fat removed from the body. It also depends on the technique used to perform the liposuction. Most people are able to return to work within a few days and can fully resume their usual lifestyle in two to three weeks. The results of the liposuction surgery can be seen right after the surgery. With constant healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fat tissue can permanently be maintained. However substantial weight gain can change an otherwise permanent results.
Limitations of Liposuction
The patient may be surprised with the limited amount of extraction per liposuction session, but it is important to vacuum the right amount for patient safety.
Risks of Liposuction
Liposuction is a type of aesthetic surgery and all aesthetic surgery procedures inherently have an element of risk. Some complications that may be caused by liposuction include infection, bleeding, swelling and pain. Removing too much fat from the body can cause a hazardous state. The body can go into shock due to excessive extraction of fat since this is one of the primary needs of the body to function. The risks associated with the procedure are minimal when compared to other types of surgery. An experienced surgeon in a properly equipped operating room rarely sees serious complications.
Contraindications of Liposuction
Liposuction procedure cannot be performed on every patient. Contraindications for liposuction include severe co-morbid conditions (e.g. heart diseases, advanced obesity and wound healing disorder, diabetes), excessive cigarette smoking, pregnancy, a history of thromboembolic disease.
You arrive at the hospital in the morning and meet your the surgeon who is going to perform your surgery. The plastic surgeon will explain you the procedure in detail. He then examines you and areas for which he is going to perform the liposuction. After discussing with the surgeon, you will be asked to pay your remaining balance and sign consent forms. You will then undergo medical tests required for liposuction treatment. The surgery usually lasts for one to two hours. Within an hour after surgery, anaesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness. Most of liposuction patients require drainage after the procedure in order to make the blood and other liquids flow. So, the patient must be careful about his/her bed position after the surgery.
Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.
You will rest on the second day. Your doctor will perform the second check-up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the compression garment. You will stay in your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remaining of the day.
You are advised to continue resting in your room on your third day. You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk, go out for dinner. You can even can go for sightseeing.
The final check-up, removal of drainage as well as stitches and change of dressing are performed at the doctor’s private clinic. Your doctor will give you information about the medication and types of activities you can get involved in over the course of your recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your fourth day.
How much weight will I lose?
Liposuction is a body reshaping process and there is no certain criterion on weight loss or clothing sizes. Its main purpose is to find out the problematic zones of the body and eliminate the excess fat. Fitness programs, a regular diet and a doctor assisted weight loss therapies should be followed in order to lose proportional weight. Liposuction can be considered as a supportive method for removing the excess fat on your body. It is medically safe to take out a maximum 10% of the body fat.
Does liposuction remove cellulite?
Liposuction improves the quality of the body skin but does not remove the existing deformities such as cellulite. Liposuction eliminates the minor cellulite zones but has no wider and significant effect on reducing all the cellulite area.
Does liposuction leave scars?
There will be small incision lines on your liposuction areas where the cannula enters into your body. The scars will heal well and there will be no visible lines or incisions on your body.
Where can I have compression garments?
You need to wear the garment in order to accelerate your healing process. Each liposuction patient is given a compression garment by the surgeon free of charge. If you need more than one garment for replacement, you can ask from the doctor for a fee.
How long do I have to wear a compression garment?
You will be given a compression garment by your surgeon. You need to wear this garment at all times for three weeks after surgery. After the first five days, you may take the garment off to shower but it should be worn back afterwards.
Effective Liposuction In Turkey
Our surgeons are some of the highest quality and most sought after surgeons in the world, and practice at top class JCI accredited facilities for all of our Turkey liposuction procedures in Istanbul. We also use some of the most advanced technology in the country to guarantee that you get the best possible results. Our cheap liposuction in Turkey is carried out at some of the best clinics, with experienced surgeons all at a fraction of the price that you would pay for an identical treatment in the UK.
Liposuction Patient Review
After the surgery, we have a dedicated team of patient services specialists who provide 24/7 aftercare support while patients are in Turkey. During the healing process, you will have regular check-up appointments, and when you return to the UK you will receive follow ups via phone and email to ensure that you are healing as you should.
We are the first choice for medical travel to Turkey, and our large database of satisfied patients speaks for itself. With a healthy diet and maintaining fitness, the results of the liposuction can be permanent. For more information on our Turkey liposuction procedure prices, contact us on 0845 5198 948.