Liposuction is a popular procedure used by both men and women who are struggling to lose the last few 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.
Deposits of body fat are a common issue in men and women of all ages and too often, exercise and diet aren’t enough to remove these stubborn pockets. Often referred to as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy, Liposuction offers a solution for both cosmetic and health-related concerns in all eligible patients. Through the removal of stubborn fat, surgeons can reduce stores in ‘problem areas’ to better sculpt and balance a person’s overall figure.
The general procedure for removal of fat involves the injection of a sterile liquid through a series of small cuts that will not only dissolve the fat but reduce any bleeding, bruising and trauma. A thin tube is then inserted into the incisions, through which excess fat will then be loosened, and suctioned free of the body via a medically and body-safe vacuum.
Your liposuction in Turkey can be completed using one of several variations of this professional technique, including tumescent liposuction, the super-wet technique, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) and laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). While the tumescent and ultrasound-assisted methods are the most commonly used at Longevita, your surgeon will provide full advice dependant on your body and the right option for the best results, across each option available.
Tumescent liposuction is perhaps the most widely used method and involves injecting a measured volume of liquid into the target fat deposit. This liquid is a mixture of a local anaesthetic (lidocaine), epinephrine and an IV salt solution and can be up to three times the amount of fat that needs to be removed. This mixture helps to remove the fat when the tube is inserted, making the suction process much smoother, however, it can take longer than other methods.
Super-wet liposuction is a misleading title – it actually requires less fluid than a tumescent procedure. The liquid used will amount to the fat wanting to be removed but as a result, patients could require general anaesthetic or sedation in order to remain pain-free throughout the procedure.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), often referred to as Vaser liposuction, uses ultrasonic waves to break down the fat deposits, providing a less invasive method for those concerned about scarring.
A suction process is still required, but due to targeted ultrasound use, it eliminates the need to break down fat using liquid. This is particularly useful for fibrous areas of the body, such as the back or male breast tissue. Vaser liposuction in Turkey offers greater precision than other methods, although it may take longer in some cases compared to tumescent or super-wet techniques.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) is also available when opting for liposuction in Turkey, however, this method is often reserved for smaller, or more confined treatments, such as those around the face. This method uses lasers to turn fat deposits into liquid, rather than injecting a solution directly. As with the other methods listed, this still requires being vacuumed out, but is done via smaller tubes than tumescent or vaser liposuction techniques.
The method used will differ on a case by case basis, which can be discussed in detail with your surgeon in your briefing prior to surgery. This may also depend on any potential risks that you may face with each method. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is an element of risk. These can include:
- Bagginess Of Skin
- Pigmentation Changes
- Fluid Retention
- Removal Of Too Much Fat Can Cause Shock
During your surgery, you will be treated by experienced surgeons who have experience in producing desirable, but most importantly, safe results. Every care is taken to minimise or eradicate risks, and with aftercare support available for the 12 months following your procedure, any side effects or unexpected results can be handled swiftly.
Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with a book on breast surgery and 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.
Am I The Right Candidate For A Liposuction Procedure In Turkey?
Typically, patients turn to liposuction to remove unwanted fat from the problem areas of their body, including the stomach, thighs, hips, tummy and buttocks. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not suitable for losing weight. The standard and vaser liposuction in Turkey in both Istanbul and Izmir are designed to improve the contours on various areas of the body through the removal of difficult fat pockets.
Liposuction can provide an effective solution not only for fat deposits but for tightening loose skin, adding definition and destroying stubborn cellulite. For this reason, patients are advised to be their target weight before they book liposuction in Turkey.
It is generally advised that candidates for liposuction are near to, or already at their ideal weight, with good overall health that need help with fat deposits which are difficult to remove. There are a number of conditions that may mean you are unable to undergo the surgery. These include:
- A history of thromboembolic disease
- Heart disease
- Advanced obesity
- Wound healing disorder
- Other life-threatening or ‘co-morbid’ disorders
If you are unsure as to your eligibility for this procedure, you can get in touch and speak to a member of our call centre teams for more information regarding liposuction procedures.
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.
How Much Does Liposuction In Turkey Cost?
If you are fit for a liposuction in Turkey, you can speak to one of our team to discuss our range of liposuction in Turkey prices dependant on the package that you require. Starting at £1,600, your package will be compiled dependant on the surgery you require, any other procedures that you may request. This will be calculated prior to your initial consultation, after which you can choose to pay the deposit of 10% of your bespoke quote.
The price stated will cover the entire package, which will include the main surgery, as well as an initial meeting with your surgeon, a dedicated host to accompany you to your appointments, four or five-star accommodation in Istanbul or Izmir, and private transfers to and from the airport. You will also be provided with a full aftercare plan and support for 12 months after the procedure to ensure that you heal correctly and have medical support in the UK if it is needed.
On the day of your surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss the surgery in further detail, including the opportunity to air any questions, expectations and concerns that you may have. After paying the remaining balance and signing the forms of consent, you’ll be taken for your initial medical tests, and ultimately put under general anaesthetic for your surgery.
The procedure itself will last around 2-3 hours, though you will be required to stay overnight in order to perform any drainage and support that is necessary following the procedure.
The following day, most patients are able to leave the hospital and rest within their hospital rooms with a compression garment and a fresh dressing. You will be discharged will full care instructions, though you are recommended to stay in Istanbul or Izmir for up to three days after your surgery. On the second day prior to your surgery, you will need to continue resting; however, you may be able to take part in various activities around the hotel or the surrounding city depending on how well you feel.
On the final day, you’ll have a check-up in which the drainage is likely to be removed providing that healing has progressed properly. Your stitches may also be removed, and the dressing will be changed. You will be provided with full information regarding the medication you need to take, the activities you can take part in and any other relevant information regarding your aftercare. You will also have the choice to return to the UK on this day or stay in Turkey to relax a little longer.
At Longevita, we are dedicated to ensuring that each patient we work with is cared for not just throughout the operation, but also throughout the days and months throughout the healing process. Your dedicated host will remain in contact throughout the year after your surgery, requesting pictures and providing guidance when needed to improve the overall result of your liposuction procedure. If any medical assistance is needed, we have a number of practitioners available in the UK too, who can offer full support during this period.
To book your initial liposuction consultation in the UK, you can fill out the enquiry form online, or call directly to speak to a member of our team on 02036 916 851. This consultation is free and designed to ensure that each and every patient or client we work with is kept informed throughout the entire process.
For more information regarding our liposuction in Turkey prices, the procedure itself or any other concerns, feel free to get in touch, today.
|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.
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.
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