What does liposuction mean (fat removal with a vacuum)?

Liposuction removes fats by applying negative pressure to the body with the help of thin cannulas (2 to 4 mm) that are inserted through a small hole. To make it easier to aspirate the fat with the cannulas, a serum to dissolve fat tissue is injected into the area where the fat is to be removed, which also reduces bleeding. This means that fats are easily extracted from the body. Sometimes, in order to dissolve before the fats are taken, shredding can be done with cannulas that apply ultrasound, laser or vibration. For more information and appointments on liposuction, please contact our Liposuction Center in Izmir.

How does the fat increase?

The main reasons for excessive fat are bad eating habits, genetic structure and lack of exercise. The number of fat cells in the fat tissue of an adult human body is fixed. In other words, the number of fat cells does not increase due to weight gain in adolescents, the cell volume increases more and more.

How can we get rid of excess fat?

The way to get rid of obesity is to develop the right eating habits and exercise regularly. But especially in the body; In some areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, arms, inside and outside of the knees, under the chin the fat accumulation is resistant to nutrition and exercise, there is a genetic predisposition. In these regions, excessive fat accumulation can be eliminated through diet and exercise at a very low rate. If the diet and exercise are maintained permanently, the overall metabolism of the body can be impaired. The most accurate way to get rid of excess fat that does not go away with adequate nutrition and exercise is liposuction.

Liposuction ne amaçla yapılmalıdır?

Liposuction genel anlamda bir zayıflatma ameliyatı değildir, bedenimizin belli yerlerinde biriken inatçı yağ dokusunun yol açtığı, çıkıntı ve şekil bozukluklarının giderildiği, vücut konturlarını düzeltme ameliyatıdır. Liposuction’da sadece vücudun genel konturlarından taşan yağ birikimleri alınır. Hacmi artmış yağ hücreleri vücuttan uzaklaştırılarak mevcut yağ hücrelerinin sayısı da azaltılmış olur.

For what purpose should liposuction (fat removal with a vacuum) be carried out?

Liposuction is generally not a slimming operation, but an operation to correct body contours caused by stubborn fat that accumulates in certain areas of our body and eliminates protrusions and deformities. Liposuction only removes fat deposits that overflow from the general contours of the body. Increasing the volume of fat cells from the body also reduces the number of fat cells available.

What is lipolysis? Is it an effective method?

The lipolysis technique is a technique that has been used in recent years. There are laser, cold lipolysis and chemical lipolysis types. Cold lipolysis; The goal is to melt the fats by name and then remove them from the body.
Chemical lipolysis; It is a technique aimed at dissolving and removing fats from the body by putting some substances into the fatty area with the help of a needle. These chemicals can have harmful effects on the kidneys and liver, and these substances can cause tissue death (necrosis) on the skin of the area in which they are used.

What is laser lipolysis? Is it an effective method?

Laser lipolysis; It was first developed in the 1990s by Prof. Dr. Arman Çağdaş discovered at Ege University and the first applications were made and presented at the Asia Pacific Aesthetic Surgery Congress. In the following years, some Italian companies developed this device and put it into operation.


Laser lipolysis also targets; Use a laser to dissolve adipose tissue and remove it from the body. Sometimes melted fats are taken with normal liposuction. It also radiates heat under the skin, so flaccid spots can benefit from it. However, since it is a heat dissipation method, there is also a risk of burns to the skin.

Laser lipolysis is a weak and inadequate method for apparently localized fat deposits. The best area of ​​application is the fat on the inside of the legs and upper arms with very little fat accumulation, but this also has no significant effects in these areas.

What is the most effective method for fat removal?

The most effective method for fat removal is the liposuction method, which is made using the classic vacuum, dry, wet, hyper-wet and power assisted  (lipomatic) methods. The most effective and least risk-free technique is hyper wet liposuction.

What is the most effective method to allow liposuction?

The most effective method to allow liposuction is the liposuction method, which is made using the classic vacuum, dry, wet and hyperwet methods. The most effective and least risk-free technique is hyper-moist liposuction.

Is liposuction a dangerous application?

Liposuction; In the years when it was first started; A number of important problems have arisen due to the fact that the technology is insufficiently developed, the vacuum machines are inadequate, the cannulas are quite wide and the drying method is used. It caused fluid electrolyte loss and even died of fat embolism. However, after the advances in medical science and liposuction technology in recent years, such problems remain. Especially in the last 4 to 5 years, liposuction has become an indispensable method of correcting body contours and has proven to be superior to methods that try to be alternative. The purpose of liposuction is to correct contour disorders in certain parts of the body, rather than weakening the person’s purpose by ingesting a large amount of fat.

It is a method that does not pose a significant risk in a properly selected patient under safe hospital conditions with a well-applied technique, unless the safe amounts are exceeded. We perform this procedure very safely in our aesthetic liposuction center in Izmir. Although the safety limit differs depending on the scientific source, it is generally given as 3 to 5 liters. However, if the necessary conditions are met, more fat (7 to 10 liters) can be removed. In this case, measures must be taken to prevent a disturbance in the liquid electrolyte balance and sometimes blood may also be required.

Does liposuction have a place in cellulite treatment?

Fats under the skin tissue in our body; It is divided into two layers as deep and superficial adipose tissue. These two layers can be removed during liposuction. The process of removing superficial adipose tissue directly under the skin is called “liposculpture”. Liposculpture is the most important method for removing sagging skin and stubborn cellulite. From this point of view, liposuction is a very important and successful method that should be considered when starting cellulite treatment. However, it should be known that cellulite is a very persistent problem and may not be treated with a single method and may require combined treatments.

Where and under what conditions should liposuction be carried out?

Liposuction is a method that should be carried out in hospital conditions. Depending on the amount of fat to be taken, it can take one to three hours. If the area to be sucked is large, general anesthesia should be preferred. If done in a limited area, it can be done with epidural-spinal anesthesia or intravenous sedation + local anesthesia. Depending on the amount of fat to be withdrawn, the patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day or a day later.

What to do after liposuction, does pain and bruising develop afterwards?

The patient should wear a tight corset for 4-6 weeks after liposuction. The corset helps the abundant skin to regain its elasticity. Post-surgery pain may be mild, provided there is not much swelling and bruising in the areas where liposuction has been used. However, all of these complaints decrease over time. If you are not doing a job under very difficult conditions, you can go back to work after 4-5 days, at the latest in a week. The bruises and swellings recede in about 10 to 15 days. For more information on this subject, please visit our Liposuction Center in Izmir.

Should the massage be carried out after liposuction (fat removal with a vacuum)?

After liposuction, slight irregularities can occur at the application site. LPG and lymphatic drainage massages should be used in beauty centers to remove them and tighten the skin. After liposuction, you should start the massage for 3 weeks.

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