In recent years, men, especially women, have been getting rid of their regional fat with liposuction methods. While it is mostly preferred in areas like the inner arm, outer region of the arm, ankles, wrists, hips, and navel area in women, it is preferred in the fatty tissue near the waist and jowl area in men. The question of whether liposuction is harmful or not is very intriguing.

While applying medical methods and evaluating which method is suitable for which patient, the most important issue is the general health status of the person. If the procedure is to have fat removed, besides the good general health, the habits of the person in daily life and whether the skin is flexible or not are also important. The liposuction method is the process of removing excess fat by making an incision of approximately 2 millimeters and placing thin tubular cannulas on the area. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia as well as under general anesthesia. The elasticity of the skin, which is also expressed as the age of the patient’s skin, is important for the skin to be flexible and strong in the area to be treated, for the skin to recover more easily after the degreasing procedure and to prevent a depressed appearance. The factor that is more important than age is that the skin is young and resistant. The fat removal procedure will not give the same result in a patient who is 20 years old and has a loosened skin structure and in a patient who is 55 years old and has a flexible skin structure.

Heart and lung capacity must be examined

Most importantly, it is important to examine the general health status of the people who will undergo liposuction very well, and to determine whether they can carry out this operation by researching them. For this reason, before the liposuction procedure, the heart, lung and general blood picture should be checked, and if necessary, some precautions should be taken and supportive treatments should be given.

The most suitable patient group for liposuction is those with localized excess fat. Structurally, more fat accumulates in the hips, arms, lower legs, ankles, under the chin, abdomen, breasts compared to other body parts, and deformities occur. Even if people strictly follow medical nutrition treatments and exercise, they may not be able to get rid of this stubborn lubrication. Here, successful results are obtained with the liposuction method in the removal of the fat tissues collected in these certain areas. Fat removal method can also be applied to patients who have been expressed as obese in recent years. However, since the amount of fat taken will be 10-12 liters in people with obesity problems compared to people with less weight, pre-operative medical examinations should be done very well. If, at the end of these examinations, it is decided that fat removal is not objectionable, liposuction can be performed in full-fledged and high-standard hospitals.

Low-dose medication reduces the pain

In liposuction applications, the level of general anesthesia should be kept very low due to the local anesthetic drugs in the fluid given to the surgical areas during the operation. Low-dose medication also eliminates the pain problem after surgery. If the amount of fat to be removed during the liposuction procedure is low, only local anesthesia can be applied. However, if liposuction is to be performed with local anesthesia, since the most important factor during the procedure is to ensure the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance, it should be applied in hospitals with adequate medical equipment. The majority of complications that may occur after liposuction are due to the fact that it is performed in places with insufficient medical equipment.

Bruises are going away in 2 weeks

While dry methods used to be preferred in liposuction methods, wet methods now provide better results. In addition, a liquid is given to the area where the fat will be removed. This liquid contains a local anesthetic drug and a drug that reduces bleeding. Thus, there is less bleeding during the operation. Concealed suture technique is also applied to the holes entered after the surgery. Special elastic bandages or corsets are used in the surgical areas. It is recommended to use a corset for 3-5 weeks, with the bandages removed one week later. Oral painkillers can be used for 1-2 days after the surgery. One of the most frequently asked questions by patients about liposuction procedures is whether a bruise will occur, and if it does, when it will heal. It is normal to have bruises after removing fat from areas with excess fat. However, the bruises that occur will go away within 1-2 weeks, although it varies from patient to patient. Apart from the bruise, there is also edema. After all liposuction procedures, edema and bruising may occur. It takes 3-6 weeks for these swellings to go away. Instrumental lymphatic drainage massages are recommended for some patients to shorten this period. Because the recovery period of each patient’s bruise and the recovery period of their edema are different from each other. While some patients can get rid of their edema in a shorter time, some patients require supportive treatments for the recovery of edema. Lymph drainage massage is one of the treatments performed in this sense and with good results.

Does liposuction recover cellulite?

In recent years, there are those who prefer liposuction not only to remove the accumulated fat in a certain area, but also to get rid of cellulite, and those who want the method to be applied only for this purpose. Liposuction has no direct effect on cellulite removal. However, a certain amount of improvement can be achieved by reducing the fat volume in the region and separating these bands from their places in the surgery. With the addition of applications made with the device called LPG after the surgery, good results can be obtained in eliminating the problem that gives the appearance of a bump and pitted tissue resembling an orange peel on the skin, and in reducing the cellulite tissue in some people. The LPG device is a device used in the treatment of cellulite and provides massage by applying pressure to the skin and subcutaneous tissues by using suction and rotational movements together. Thanks to its vacuum, it creates mobility by pulling the skin into itself. In patients with low skin elasticity, a method called UAL (Ultrasound assisted liposuction) is used. This method can also be used as a support in the breakdown of fat cells. Although it prolongs the operation time, it provides good results in patients with weaker skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of cellulite.