Liposuction is the absorption of subcutaneous fat tissue with pencil thickness hollow tubules (cannulas). As the cannulas are inserted into skin from the incisions which are several millimeters, almost no scars remain.
The main purpose of this surgery is to take the fat cells stored in the fat rather than the fat. While gaining weight, where the fat will be stored depends on the number of fat cells in that region. Therefore, when the number of fat cells in the region is reduced, the likelihood that the same region gaining weight will decrease. Surgery can be made with different techniques.
ULTRASONIC LIPOSUCTION: Before removing the fat, a special cannula circulated to the surgery area and the fats are softened by ultrasonic vibrations. Then the Liposuction is performed as usual.
WET TECHNIQUE (TUMESCENT): Before beginning to the surgery, a special fluid containing adrenaline and lidocaine is injected under the skin from the small incisions to digest the fat. Liposuction is then performed as usual.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SURGERY:
The aim of this surgery is to remove the fats that are accumulated at certain places and can not be given in spite of diet, sports. The most typical example is the fats that accumulate under and around the bottom of the women. These essential fats, which are in the form of a structural gaining fat, do not get lost, no matter how much weight is given. Liposuction is an ideal solution for getting rid of such extras. It is suitable for those who do not have problems such as cracks and sagging in the surgery skin.
Patients who receive the best results usually are the woman with maximum one pregnancy, mostly non-overweight middle-aged women, or non-overweight men who want to get rid of "love handles".
THE MOST SUITABLE PARTS OF BODY:
• The most suitable region for men is around the waist area, abdomen and under neck (jowl).
• In females, the abdomen and waist, hips, cushions on hips, inner knees, inner and upper parts of the legs, ankle joints, under the neck (jowl), underarms and back.
The goal is to reveal the muscles. It is possible to reveal the muscles that are standing on the midline and appear to be "diamond shaped muscles" as the subcutaneous fat tissue becomes thinner.
If you are on a diet, postpone this operation when you are finished losing weight.
The ideal time for the mothers is the end of the first year.
It cannot be said that this surgery is pain-free. Patients usually feel a pain for the first 3-4 days and a pain is felt especially when sitting up-down. At least 2 days rest after surgery is a must. You should not stand too much in this period. If you stand too much, liquid can accumulate under the skin and delay this healing.
You may be discharged on the same day after surgery. You can return to your work in 4 days. A simple oral pain killer for pain will be sufficient after surgery. After this surgery, a severe bruise or swelling is not expected.
After the surgery, your doctor will help you to wear your medical corset in the surgery room. The corset is usually removed on the 2nd day and you can start washing after the first medical dressing. Every time you take out your corset, you will take a shower and you will wear back in 5 minutes at most. You need to wear your corset for the first three weeks day and night.
The first time you take out your corsets, you will see your skin bruised and sagged. Do not worry. The bruises, if any, disappear in a week and your skin adapts to a new shape by getting its flexibility in a few weeks.
With the first swellings you may be both heavier and wider in size for a few weeks. At the end of the one month you will see that you are slimming and lightening.
You will have a loss of sensation in the areas where the fat is removed. Most of these will heal in the first few months; some of them will heal in the ninth month. It is very rare that loss of feelings is permanent.
Not very necessary but, " entomology " treatments that accelerate lymph drainage before and after surgery, such as lymph drainage massage or LPG, are very useful. Even, a self-massage after the surgery affects the results and the speed of recovery.
As in every operation, there are bleeding and infection at the beginning of the complications that are feared for this surgery. The redness, fever, and swelling that occur around the fifth day after the surgery may be the signal of infection.
Skin loss is one of the complications that can be seen despite being rare. Remember that the first two weeks after each operation are critical.
The doses of the drugs used in surgery need to be well calculated. Since tumescent fluid contains high amounts of local anesthetics, it is necessary to pay particular attention to certain dose amounts. Some neurological findings may occur when overdose.
Embolism is also a possibility, although it is a low probability, even if I have mentioned it.
Irregularities and curvatures on the surface and asymmetry are among the problems you may encounter after this operation.
SUMMARY OF THE SURGERY:
Type of the anesthesia: Local or general anesthesia.
Preoperative preparation: Ideally, lymph drainage massage up to 10 sessions, or entomology
Where the surgery should be performed: In a hospital operating room.
Duration of the surgery: Depending on the amount to be taken, 1-6 hours.
Duration of stay in the hospital: Usually not necessary.
Post-surgical pain and bother: 4 days dull ache. Oral simple painkillers are usually sufficient.
Swelling, bruising: Between 3-6 days, mild - moderate.
Medical dressing: Second day is removed completely and possible to take a shower.
Corset: 3 weeks.
Stitches: After 1 week.
When you can start to work: Usually 4 days.
Sport: Hike after 2 weeks, running and other sports can be done after 3 weeks, and hard sports after 6 weeks.
Final form: Most of the stiffness and swelling after surgery are reduced in the second month. But the exact result will be around 6 to 9 months.