Liposuction is an aesthetic procedure sometimes referred to as “liposuction”, but this name does not cover exactly what it does. It is a specialized body contouring procedure used to remove stubborn fat deposits that cannot be removed by diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a simple weight loss method, nor should it be seen as a general weight loss strategy. Rather, this method targets unwanted fat in specific areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, legs, jowls and neck.
This surgical procedure is usually performed under local or general anesthesia and the patient can return to normal life in a short time. The main purpose of liposuction is to remove fat deposits in certain areas of the body and thus achieve a more balanced and aesthetic body contour. It is particularly effective in eliminating disproportions between the upper and lower body. This allows clothes to fit better and increases the individual’s self-confidence.
Which Areas is Liposuction Applied to?
Differences between male and female physiognomy cause body fat to be concentrated in various areas. While women usually concentrate on regional fat areas such as hips, abdomen and buttocks, men tend to reduce fat deposits in areas such as the abdomen, back, chest and waist circumference. Thanks to technological advances in medicine and aesthetics, more effective interventions in these problem areas have become possible.
Underarm fat deposits, which are especially disturbing for women, can be successfully addressed with liposuction. Again, fat under the chin, which cannot be easily reduced with nutrition and exercise, is one of the areas where liposuction is effective. The important thing is to prevent scarring after this procedure, even in an area such as under the chin, which is constantly visible.
Laser lipolysis is known as a type of liposuction and can be applied to special areas such as underarms to prevent sweating. Especially for people with excessive sweating problems, the laser lipolysis method offers a more comfortable life by targeting the sweat glands in the armpit. Such aesthetic interventions have the potential to improve the quality of life of the individual.
Liposuction Surgery Process
Liposuction is a surgeon’s method of removing fat from certain areas of the body and this process usually takes between 1-3 hours. The surgeon may decide to remove different amounts of fat according to the patient’s examination and complaints. However, the medically recommended amount of fat is approximately 2.5 – 4.5 liters per day.
Before the procedure begins, the area where the fat will be removed is carefully marked. A photograph may also be taken before the procedure for later evaluation of the results. Anesthesia can be either general or local, it depends entirely on the preference of the patient and the surgeon.
A special liquid mixture is injected into the area where the fat will be removed. This mixture consists of Lidocaine for pain relief, Epinephrine to reduce bleeding, physiological serum and bicarbonate. This liquid both numbs and hardens the area to facilitate the procedure.
Then, millimeter incisions are made in the skin and thin cannulas are inserted through these incisions. These cannulas are connected to a vacuum machine to liquefy the fat and draw it out easily. As the vacuum machine quickly and efficiently extracts the fat, the cannula is carefully moved across the skin surface to ensure that the fat is completely removed.
Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are left open for a while to prevent possible edema and fluid accumulation. These incisions are then carefully sutured and the area is covered with a sterile bandage. In the hands of a specialized surgeon, this procedure is a safe and effective method of fat removal for the patient.