What is Liposuction ?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat that you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. Our plastic surgeons usually do the procedure on abdomen, waist, buttocks, calves, ankles, chest, back, hips, tighs, upper arms, chin and neck to improve their shape. In addition, liposuction can sometimes be used for breast reduction, or gynecomastia and combined with these surgeries including facelift and tummy tuck.
Liposuction cannot be considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. If you’re overweight, you’re likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, than you would with liposuction.
The treatment can only remove small, localized concentrations of fat, doesn’t eliminate stretch marks and cellulite from the skin. In most cases, 10 to 13 pounds of fat can be removed from the treated area. The ideal liposuction candidate should be at a healthy weight and be interested in body contouring so she/he can benefit from the procedure.
Things to consider for Liposuction:
- Expect some pain, swelling and bruising after the procedure. Our surgeon may prescribe painkiller to help control the pain and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
- After the procedure, the surgeon may leave your incisions open and place temporary drains. You usually need to wear tight pressure garments, which help reduce swelling, for a few weeks.
- You may need to wait a few days before returning to work and a few weeks before returning your normal activities including exercise.
- Be sure to follow all instructions given by your doctor after the procedure.
- Type of anaesthesia: General
- Where you should have the surgery: In a full-fledged hospital
- Duration of the surgery: from 2 to 3.5 hours
- Hospitalization: 1 night
- Hotel stay after the surgery: 2 nights
- Total stay in Turkey: 4 nights
- Return to work: 2-4 days