What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or body contouring, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. It is not a weight-loss solution but rather a way to shape and sculpt the body. The procedure involves making small incisions in the targeted area and inserting a thin tube, called a cannula, to suction out the fat. Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and back.

Benefits of liposuction

Liposuction offers a range of benefits for individuals looking to improve their body shape and achieve a more proportionate figure. Firstly, it can help remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, allowing patients to achieve their desired body contour. Additionally, liposuction can enhance self-confidence and self-esteem by improving body image. The procedure is also versatile and can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals. Lastly, liposuction provides long-lasting results, as the fat cells that are removed do not grow back.


Liposuction Procedure

Consultation: Discuss goals and assess suitability for surgery.

Anesthesia: Typically performed under general anesthesia.

Incisions: Small incisions are made in inconspicuous locations.

Tumescent Technique: A solution is injected to numb and facilitate fat removal.

Cannula Insertion: A thin tube breaks up and suctions out excess fat.

Fat Aspiration: Excess fat is removed through suction.

Contouring: The surgeon sculpts and shapes treated areas.

Closing Incisions: Small incisions are closed with sutures.

Postoperative Care: Monitoring, compression garments, and follow-up instructions.

Liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from areas like the abdomen, thighs, and hips. It involves suctioning out excess fat cells through small incisions, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured appearance. With minimal scarring and downtime, liposuction offers noticeable results for body sculpting.

Liposuction Before and After

Type of the Liposuction

Traditional Liposuction

This is the standard form of liposuction that involves making small incisions in the targeted area and using a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) to manually break up and remove excess fat cells. The fat is suctioned out through the cannula using a vacuum-like device.

Tumescent Liposuction

This technique involves injecting a solution containing a local anesthetic and epinephrine (a drug that constricts blood vessels) into the targeted area before the fat-removal process. The solution helps numb the area, reduce bleeding, and constrict blood vessels, making the procedure safer and more comfortable.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

PAL uses a specialized vibrating cannula that helps break up fat cells, making them easier to remove. The vibrating motion of the cannula allows for more precise and controlled fat removal, reducing trauma to surrounding tissues.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

UAL utilizes ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat cells before removal. This technique involves using a special cannula that emits ultrasound waves, which break down the fat cells. The liquefied fat is then suctioned out.

Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)

LAL uses laser energy to melt the fat cells. A thin laser fiber is inserted through small incisions, and the laser energy is directed at the fat cells, causing them to liquefy. The liquefied fat is then removed through suction.

Water-Assisted Liposuction (WAL)

Also known as hydro-assisted liposuction or body-jet liposuction, this technique uses a jet of saline solution to dislodge and remove fat cells. The solution is sprayed into the targeted area, loosening the fat cells and making them easier to remove.

Vaser Lipo

Vaser liposuction, also known as VASERlipo or VASER lipo selection, is a specialized form of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to selectively break down and remove fat cells from the body.

During the procedure, a small probe emits ultrasonic energy, which specifically targets and breaks apart fat cells while leaving other tissues such as blood vessels and nerves intact. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out of the body, resulting in improved body contour and sculpting.

Vaser liposuction offers several advantages over traditional liposuction techniques, including:

Precision: The ultrasound technology allows for precise targeting of fat cells, which helps preserve surrounding tissues and minimize damage.

Reduced Downtime: Vaser liposuction typically involves less trauma to the body, resulting in reduced swelling, bruising, and downtime compared to traditional liposuction.

Enhanced Skin Tightening: The ultrasound energy used in Vaser liposuction promotes collagen production, which can lead to improved skin tightening and smoother results.

Versatility: Vaser liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and neck, allowing for comprehensive body contouring.


Liposuction Recovery Time

Liposuction recovery time varies depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure and individual healing capacity. Generally, patients can expect initial swelling and bruising to subside within a few weeks. However, full recovery may take several months as the body adjusts and the treated areas settle. During the recovery period, it’s crucial to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon, including wearing compression garments and avoiding strenuous activities. Adhering to a healthy diet and staying hydrated can also aid in the healing process. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon help monitor progress and address any concerns. With proper care, patients can expect to enjoy the full benefits of liposuction, achieving a smoother, more contoured body silhouette.

Side Effects of Liposuction

While liposuction is generally considered safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries certain risks and potential side effects. It’s important for individuals considering liposuction to be aware of these potential complications. Common side effects and risks associated with liposuction include:

Swelling and Bruising: It is normal to experience swelling and bruising in the treated areas. This typically resolves over a few weeks, but it may persist for a longer period in some cases.

Pain and Discomfort: Mild to moderate pain or discomfort is common after liposuction. Pain can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.

Infection: Infections are rare but can occur. Proper postoperative care, including keeping the incision sites clean, can help minimize this risk.

Numbness or Changes in Sensation: Temporary numbness or changes in sensation in the treated areas may occur. Normal sensation usually returns as the body heals, but it may take several weeks to months.

Irregular Contour or Asymmetry: Sometimes, the treated areas may have uneven contours or asymmetry. Additional procedures may be needed to address these issues.

Fluid Accumulation (Seroma): Fluid can accumulate in the treated areas, leading to swelling. Draining may be required to address a seroma.

Skin Irregularities: Changes in skin texture, color, or surface irregularities can occur. In some cases, this may improve over time, but additional procedures may be necessary.

Blood Clot Formation: While rare, the formation of blood clots is a potential risk. Moving and walking soon after surgery can help reduce this risk.

Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to medications, anesthesia, or other substances used during the procedure.

Scarring: Liposuction incisions are typically small, resulting in minimal scarring. However, individual healing responses can vary, and in some cases, scars may be more noticeable.

Changes in Skin Sensation: Temporary or permanent changes in skin sensation, such as increased sensitivity or numbness, can occur.

It’s important to note that liposuction is a significant cosmetic procedure, and individuals considering it should thoroughly discuss their expectations, potential risks, and recovery process with a qualified plastic surgeon. To determine whether liposuction is suitable for you, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with a Surgeon. Choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, following pre- and postoperative instructions diligently, and maintaining realistic expectations can contribute to a safer and more satisfactory liposuction experience

Risks and Considerations of a Liposuction

While liposuction is generally considered a safe and effective procedure for removing excess fat, it’s essential to understand the potential risks and considerations involved. Like any surgical intervention, inherent risks exist, highlighting the importance of choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to minimize these risks.

Potential risks associated with liposuction include infection, bleeding, scarring, fluid accumulation, and changes in sensation. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these risks with you during the consultation phase, providing detailed information on how they will be managed to ensure the best possible outcome.

Maintaining realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of liposuction is crucial. While the procedure can contour and reshape specific areas of the body, individual results may vary based on factors such as skin elasticity and overall health. Your plastic surgeon will assess your unique anatomy and discuss achievable outcomes during the consultation, empowering you to make informed decisions about the procedure.

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After you send your pictures to our surgeons using our telemedicine system, your surgeon will decide whether you are suitable for the procedure or not. He may advise you on liposuction procedures or he may also advise some other treatments such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or mini tummy tuck.

The main purpose of liposuction is to find out the problematic zones of the body and eliminate excess fat. Fitness programs, a regular diet, and doctor-assisted weight loss therapies should be followed to lose proportional weight. Liposuction can be considered a supportive method for removing the excess fat on your body. You should combine liposuction with regular workouts and diet to get more satisfactory results.

Yes, this is a widely done procedure. Depending on what you want your surgeon may explain to you the details and if you agree, liposuction and fat injection can be done together. Due to combining several procedures, you will also have a discount.

You should carry on with your activities slowly. The feeling of exhaustion is normal for a few days but you may return to your routine activities within a week.

Most of our patients prefer tummy tuck with liposuction at the same time. Not only does a patient get a chance to have several procedures in one sitting, but they also can have very reasonable discounts.

There will be small incision lines on your liposuction areas where the cannula enters your body. The scars will heal well and there will be no visible lines or incisions on your body.

Liposuction improves the quality of the skin but does not remove the existing deformities such as cellulite. Liposuction eliminates the minor cellulite zones but has a no wider and significant effect on reducing all the cellulite areas.

After the procedure, fat may appear in your body again but it will not appear in the area where the liposuction procedure took place. You must have your routine exercises and work out regularly. If you gain weight shortly after the procedure, your skin may look loose.

You will be given a compression garment by your surgeon. You need to wear this garment at all times for three weeks after the surgery. After five days, you may take the garment off to shower but it should be worn back afterwards.

Liposuction is a body reshaping process and there are no certain criteria for weight loss or a change in clothing sizes.

You need to wear the garment to accelerate your healing process. Each liposuction patient is given a compression garment by the surgeon.

Our surgeons can perform liposuction on the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, and buttocks.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients for liposuction are as follows:

  • You should take deep breaths regularly when you get to the hotel and for the first 24 hours after abdominal liposuction surgery. This helps to expand the base of your lungs for healing
  • You may experience pain for the first 24 hours. To avoid excessive pain and discomfort, you should take your pain medication regularly
  • You will be given a prescription for narcotic pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • You should consume lots of liquid following your surgery to regain all the fluids you lost during surgery
  • You will be given a compression garment. You need to wear this garment at all times for three weeks after surgery. After five days, you may take the garment off for a shower but it should be put back on afterward
  • You can experience a moderate amount of swelling and there will be drainage tubes in your incision lines
  • Bruising and swelling are normal. These are expected to disappear between 3-6 months when you can see your final results
  • You should protect your incision from direct sunlight for at least 1 year. Use high UV protection sunscreen
  • You should avoid making major decisions as you may still have the effects of anesthesia
  • You should avoid participating in any activities for 24 hours after your abdominal liposuction surgery
  • You can walk around the hospital on the day of surgery and thereafter. In this way, you can prevent blood clots from developing in the legs
  • You should be careful when getting up from a chair or bed as you may experience slight lightheadedness. There may be dizziness as well.
  • You should avoid any activities that cause pain or discomfort
  • You should not drive for approximately 5-7 days after surgery and when you are on pain medications
  • You should carry on your activities slowly. The feeling of exhaustion is normal for the first few days but you can return to your routine activities within one week.

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon about what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history
  • Several tests must be done. Liposuction surgery has to be canceled if there is the slightest chance of pregnancy
  • You should avoid taking any products containing aspirin and ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication two weeks before surgery
  • You should avoid any contact with all nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chew, or nicotine patches two weeks before surgery
  • You should avoid alcohol consumption one week before your procedure
  • You should not eat anything or take any fluids after 9 pm the night before the operation. Any food, water, coffee, juice, or liquids are not allowed to be taken on the morning of the operation. The only exception is medication that you should take with a small amount of water before the procedure
  • You may take a shower by using shampoo on the morning of your surgery
  • You are not advised to wear any make-up and hair sprays/conditioners. Please remove your nail polish. Acrylic nails may stay on.
  • You should wear loose-fitting clothes
  • You should not wear any jewelry or any body piercings
  • If you have your menstrual cycle, please wear a sanitary pad instead of a tampon

The results can shortly be seen after the liposuction procedure. You may also realize the excessive fat zone removed from your body. But you need to follow your exercise routines to keep fit and stay on your average weight.

The patient with normal weight but has some “fat” zones that cannot be reduced by working out and diet is an ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure.

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for liposuction operations:
First Day:

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of the customs zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will meet your doctor in person. Your surgeon will explain to you the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on how the new look of your face would be. You will have an opportunity to discuss your preferences and expectations from your operation.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you for liposuction. These may include laboratory tests and sometimes tomography.
  • Then your procedure will start and will last for one to three hours.
  • Within an hour after the procedure, anesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness.
  • Most liposuction patients require drainage after the procedure to make the blood and other liquids flow. So, the patient must be careful about his/her bed position after the procedure.
  • Your doctor performs an initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.

2nd day:

  • This will be another healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform a check-up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital.
  • You will move to your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day.

3rd day:

  • You are advised to continue resting in your hotel room.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping, attending a cultural or sightseeing tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

4th day:

  • You will visit your doctor in the hospital for the last checks, removal of drainage as well as stitches, and change of dressing.
  • Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in throughout your recovery period.
  • You will be ready to go back home after the fourth day.