Liposuction is the plastic surgery defined as fat removal surgery. The ideal patient group is patients with normal body weight and good skin elasticity, and the results of the surgery are successful in this group. Contrary to what is often expected, liposuction is not a weight loss surgery but it is a body shaping surgery in people with regional resistant excess fat. Thus, the results of the operation are not satisfying in the group of patients with obesity. It is one of the most effective techniques in the solution of regional resistant fat tissue in areas where thinning and shaping do not occur despite losing weight in people who follow their diet and do exercise.
In the surgical procedure, which is often performed in the operation room under general anesthesia, and firstly, a fat-melting liquid is applied to the area by entering from a 0.5 cm incision, and then, this fatty tissue is removed from that area using liposuction cannulas and negative pressured device in the closed technique.
A specific corset is put on the area after the operation. It is recommended to use this corset for 3 weeks. The patient can quickly return to daily life, and no restriction on the patient's movements is desired. The patient can make the result more successful by following a fat burner and anti-edema diet and exercising regularly in the postoperative period. Additionally, it is recommended to apply manual lymphatic drainage (specific massage to the area) to prevent irregularities and adhesion in the application area.
Liposuction is the most common surgery combined with other surgeries, and fats removed with liposuction can be applied to areas needing fat injection as a fat graft, if needed.
For people whose skin elasticity is not good enough and in cases where skin sagging and stretch marks in the skin are excessive, liposuction alone is not sufficient, thus a suitable redraping-lifting procedure should be applied.