Liposuction is the operation of taking out the fats that accumulated in some parts of the body through a vacuum by using thin cannulas. In fact, every human has a different body shape and hence a different fat distribution pattern and it is determined genetically. However, generally, the women have more fat in the waist, hip, interior part of the leg while men have them around the abdomen. The purpose of liposuction operation is to change this imbalanced distribution pattern and create a proportional body.
Liposuction can be made under local or general anesthesia depending on the size of the region. Liposuction is not a weight loss method. It is an ideal method for people who have a body weight which is normal or slightly over the normal but have an imbalanced fattening pattern. Through this operation, these areas are thinned and their proportionality with other regions of the body is enabled.
In the liposuction operation, incisions of 3-4 mm from where cannulas can enter are opened. With the help of cannulas, fats are removed from required places. This small incisions recovers within 2-3 days. In the post-op period, the patient wears a corset and the skin adapts to its new place. It is recommended that these corsets are worn for 3 weeks. The patient is discharged after the operation and he can return to his work and daily activities. The swelling and bruises recovers in 2-3 weeks, the recovery of the edema and the appearance of the final result can reach up to 6-8 weeks.