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Liposuction Ankara

Liposuction Ankara 

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. It is often used to shape areas that do not respond well to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. During the procedure, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions on the skin and the fat is sucked using a vacuum device. Liposuction is not a slimming solution, it is a body shaping process. It is important that people considering liposuction have realistic expectations and understand the potential risks and limitations associated with the surgery.

Who is a suitable candidate for liposuction?

Those who have areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise efforts and where excess fat is localized can benefit from liposuction. Those who have approximately the ideal body weight but have certain uncomfortable areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms or chin can also benefit. Since liposuction removes fat but does not tighten loose or sagging skin, the liposuction candidate must have good skin elasticity. However, newer techniques such as VASER liposuction can help stimulate collagen production and improve skin tightening to some extent. The liposuction candidate is in good general health. They should not have a significant medical condition that could increase the risk of surgery or hinder healing. In addition, the person considering liposuction surgery should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure and understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss or a solution to cellulite. Non-smokers are preferred because smoking can negatively affect healing and may increase the risk of complications. Finally, he/she must have a stable weight for the last few months.

How to do liposuction

Before the procedure, the person receiving liposuction will usually be marked while standing to outline the areas to be treated. Photographs can also be taken for documentation purposes. The patient is then administered anesthesia, which can vary from local anesthesia with sedation to general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s preference. After the anesthesia has taken effect, small incisions (usually 0.5cm long) are made in inconspicuous places near the target area. These incisions serve as the entry point for the thin tube called a cannula that will be used to remove the fat. A solution containing saline (sterile saline), local anesthetic (such as lidocaine), and epinephrine (to minimize bleeding) is administered to the treatment area. This solution helps numb the area, narrow the blood vessels, and facilitate the removal of fat. The surgeon inserts the cannula through the incisions and moves it back and forth to break up fatty deposits. The loosened fat cells are then sucked out using a vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. Depending on the surgeon’s preference and the patient’s needs, various techniques such as liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER) or laser-assisted liposuction can be used. Once the fat removal is complete, the incisions are often closed with stitches or left open to allow drainage, depending on the technique used and the surgeon’s preference. Compression garments are often worn after the procedure to minimize swelling and support the newly shaped areas during the healing process.

How does the process progress after liposuction?

The recovery process after liposuction usually goes through different stages: Some pain, soreness and significant swelling in the treated areas can be expected in the first few days. Bruising is also common and can last for a week or two. In some cases, temporary drains may be placed to remove excess fluid and prevent it from accumulating. Wearing a compression garment is crucial during this process to minimize swelling and promote tissue retraction. During the first month, swelling and bruising will slowly decrease and you will start to feel more comfortable. You can slowly resume light activities, increasing them as tolerated under the guidance of your surgeon. Avoid strenuous exercise in this period. With the knowledge of the surgeon, a gentle massage may be recommended to help improve circulation. By month three, most of the swelling will have resolved, allowing you to see a clearer picture of your final results. As the skin slowly recedes to adapt to the new contours, the final shape of the treated area becomes more apparent. It may take 6 months or longer for edema to completely resolve and for the skin to adapt.

How long does the effect of liposuction last?

Liposuction removes the targeted fat cells, and these removed cells cannot be regenerated. Therefore, fat cannot be stored in the same cells in the treated areas. However, even if the original fat cells are gone, remaining fat cells in your body may still grow if it gains excess weight. Moreover, even if weight is gained, they are unlikely to return to their pre-operative size and shape due to the lack of fat cells originally removed. To maintain the desired outcome of liposuction, it is crucial to maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise. This helps prevent general weight gain and minimizes the risk of remaining fat cells expanding in other parts of the body. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle also supports skin elasticity; This is very important for the treated areas to maintain their new lines. Factors such as smoking and excessive sun exposure can negatively affect skin quality and cause undesirable changes in the treated areas. In general, liposuction can provide long-lasting results but is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in regular physical activity is essential to maximize the benefits and longevity of the procedure.

What are the types of liposuction?

Liposuction technology has improved over the years and several different techniques are now available, each with their own advantages and potential disadvantages.

Classic Liposuction: This is the most common type and a solution (lidocaine, epinephrine and saline) is administered to the area to be liposuctioned to numb the area, constrict the blood vessels. A cannula is then inserted to suck the fat and the fat tissue is sucked with negative pressure.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL) or VASER Liposuction: This technique uses ultrasound waves to liquefy fat cells before suction. It is more effective for targeting dense fat and soft tissues and can potentially provide better skin tightening. However, it is more expensive than conventional liposuction.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction (SmartLipo): This method uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells and potentially tighten skin through collagen stimulation. It may be suitable for smaller areas and provide some skin-tightening benefits, but the long-term effectiveness of laser-assisted liposuction in skin tightening is still being studied. Similar to VASER liposuction, it may be more expensive than classic liposuction.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL): This technique uses a vibrating cannula to facilitate easier fat removal, potentially reducing treatment time and surgeon effort.

It may be useful for larger areas or tighter fat, but it can also come with an increased risk of tissue damage and irregularity.

High-Definition Liposuction (Body Sculpting): This technique involves using various liposuction methods to shape specific areas and create a more defined muscular appearance. It is generally used in areas such as the abdomen, sides and chest.

Will there be any scars after liposuction?

Although any surgical procedure that involves incisions has the potential to cause scarring, severe scarring after liposuction is rare. Modern liposuction techniques typically involve very small incisions placed strategically in inconspicuous areas such as folds or wrinkles. These small cuts often turn into pale scars that are barely noticeable and may fade further over time. However, if the person who had liposuction has hypertrophic scars or wound healing disorders called keloids and the scars of other previous surgeries are evident, there may be a problem.

Does liposuction cure cellulite?

Liposuction is generally not recommended for cellulite treatment. While it may seem like eliminating fat cells will eliminate cellulite, the truth is more complex: Cellulite is not just localized fat deposits. It involves complex interactions between connective tissue, fat cells, and skin. Removing fat cells via liposuction may not address these underlying factors and, in some cases, may even worsen the appearance of cellulite. While liposuction removes fat from deeper layers, cellulite remains closer to the skin surface. When the deeper fat layer is reduced with liposuction, skin irregularities caused by cellulite may become apparent, causing the skin to appear more dimpled and irregular.

Can I lose weight with liposuction surgery?

Liposuction is not intended as a primary weight loss method and is not recommended for people who want to lose significant weight. With liposuction, a small amount of fat is typically removed, up to 5 liters, in a single procedure. This represents a minimal contribution to overall weight loss, especially for overweight people. The main goal of liposuction is to improve body contours by removing stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise efforts in certain areas such as the abdomen, thighs and arms. It does not address overall weight or body fat percentage. Sustainable weight loss and improved overall health are better achieved through combined strategies such as healthy nutrition, regular exercise and behavior change. These approaches can help you lose weight slowly, slowly, and safely, leading to longer-lasting results. Focusing on liposuction for weight loss can be risky. It carries inherent risks associated with any surgical procedure, including infection, bleeding, and scarring. Additionally, relying on liposuction rather than addressing the underlying lifestyle factors that contribute to weight gain can hinder long-term success and potentially lead to weight gain in the future.

Is there an age limit for Liposuction operation?

There is no upper age limit for Liposuction operation. However, at very old ages, possible surgical risks may increase and the aesthetic result may be less satisfactory as the skin’s elasticity decreases. As we get older, our body undergoes a number of changes, but the most important feature for liposuction is skin laxity in elderly patients. Liposuction primarily removes fat but is not an appropriate treatment for loose skin. If the skin does not sag and has good tension, successful results can be obtained with Liposuction at older ages.

Factors that affect the quality of the skin include: smoking, dry skin (including living in a dry climate), excessive sunbathing (exposure to ultraviolet rays) or going to a solarium, vitamin D deficiency, and trauma.

All of these factors cause your skin to age faster than others and decrease its ability to “recover” after liposuction. It would be more appropriate not only for liposuction but also for all aesthetic procedures to be performed before the age of 18 unless it is absolutely necessary.

In which situations is liposuction not performed?

If your body mass percentage is very high, you may not be a suitable candidate for liposuction treatment. Body mass index is calculated by dividing your body weight by the square of your height. Although the body mass index does not provide accurate information in athletes with a lot of muscle tissue, it still has a guiding feature. If liposuction is performed on people with high body mass index, there is a higher complication rate compared to normal people. If liposuction is performed on people with low body mass index, problems such as skin irregularities may be observed in these people.

If you want a large amount of fat removed, you are not a suitable candidate for liposuction. It has been observed that the complication rates, both during and after the surgery, are generally increased in people who have had liposuction over 5 liters. Body shaping with liposuction operation does not mean the same thing as diet-related slimming and weight loss. For example, if the fat accumulation around the belly is around the internal organs and the membranes surrounding them, these fats can only be melted by healthy weight loss, not by liposuction. When fat is removed with liposuction, not only fat tissue but also important minerals called electrolytes, blood and tissue fluids are removed. Excessive and sudden drops of these can reduce blood pressure and even lead to shock.

If there is insufficient fat tissue, liposuction may not be a suitable treatment option. Liposuction is designed to treat localized fat deposits. If the person does not have enough fat in the target areas, good results may not be achieved with liposuction. The surgeon needs a sufficient amount of oil to perform the procedure effectively and obtain ideal results. In such cases, subtreatments may be recommended.

Those with general health problems are not appropriate candidates for liposuction. People with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart patients, liver problems, or a weakened immune system may also be at increased risk of complications.

Those who do not have sufficiently elastic skin are also not suitable candidates for liposuction. Removing excess fat is just one aspect of regaining a firm and smooth abdomen (or thighs or arms). The other part is to allow the skin to grow back to its new, reduced surface area. For successful liposuction results, the skin must be elastic. After the fat is removed, the skin should recover and adapt to the new body lines. Patients with poor skin elasticity may not be suitable candidates for liposuction as they may experience skin sagging or irregularity after the procedure. If the skin is flexible enough, liposuction can be performed together with a skin removal procedure such as abdominoplasty, arm lift, or thigh lift for a beautiful post-operative result.

People who have unrealistic expectations are also not good candidates for liposuction. It is very important to have realistic expectations when evaluating body contouring procedures. Liposuction procedures do not replace balanced, healthy lifestyle choices. The limits of liposuction should be well understood. A correct grip can be defined, and liposuction can be applied to remove stubborn fat deposits that resist sports, diet and post-exercise diets to reduce body weight.

Additionally, heavy smokers, those who want liposuction for cellulite treatment, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers may not be suitable candidates for liposuction.

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