Liposuction

Surgical Intervention:

Liposuction is the contouring of the body by breaking down and absorbing the fat tissues that cause regional deformity that resists all kinds of exercises and diets and cannot be eliminated locally without falling below the ideal weight.

Frequent application areas:

Buttocks, abdomen, legs, arms, neck, chin and breast region for men.

Procedure time:

Generally, depending on the extent of fat removal, the procedure may last longer, but it usually takes around 1-2 hours.

Anesthesia:

General anesthesia, local or one of the intravenous anesthesia methods are usually preferred by the physician. In some cases, the preferences of the patients may also be considered. If there are no contraindications and anesthesia is approved, my preference is the anesthesia, which we call intravenous anesthesia (or sedation), in which the patient can go home comfortably on the same day.

Staying at hospital:

Usually not required or overnight stay is sufficient.

Possible inconveniences:

There may be temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, which are absolutely temporary as no bruising and swelling will remain once the scar has healed.

Risks:

Most are rare. Asymmetry, fluctuation in the skin, air, fat embolism.

Recovery period:

A specially produced corset is worn for this surgery in various sizes depending on the size of the fatty area. Contrary to popular belief, this corset does not compress or cause discomfort, instead it only wraps the body. Moreover, since the edema decreases within 1 week and 10 days, patients usually start to wear a corset one size smaller before coming for the 1st month check-ups.

Back to work:

In 1-2 weeks.

-Heavy exercise:

3-4 weeks later

Complete disappearance of swelling and bruises:

In 1-2 months

Diet and exercise programs should be followed after the procedure. Otherwise, deformities may occur when persons gain weight, even if they are not from the same area. Generally, after liposuction, there is no problem if you gain and loss weight up to 4-5 kilos. It would be an appropriate approach to do exercises to lose weight during the recovery period of the patients and to take care not to take more calories than their daily needs. However, as always, it is important to follow the diet program without going extremes. Protein restriction is strictly prohibited during this period.

Massage or lymph drainage is important in terms of contributing to the contouring and rapid recovery after the operation. I usually recommend my patients to massage with a “rolling pin”. In this way, while the rolling pin is advanced with both hands, the lymphatic fluid, that is, edema fluid, which accumulates under the treated skin and cannot be mobilized with the milking effect it creates, will be transferred to the untreated areas, and the healing will become faster. In this way, it is faster to reach the final results and the best can be obtained in this way.

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