What You Need to Know Before Liposuction:
- Determined expectations from surgery
- The use of drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements will effect surgery
- Alcohol and tobacco will effect surgery
- Previous surgery may effect surgery
- Your doctor needs to;
- Know your health problems
- Examinate of regional fat areas
- Discus of possible outcomes of surgery
- Evaluate the possible complications of liposuction and inform the patient about these complications
- Inform the patient about the type and effects of anesthesia
Who Is Suitable For Liposuction?
- People who cannot lose weight despite several times dieting and exercise
- People with disproportions in general body mass index
- People who have been exposed to excessive fat masses in some parts of their body
- People who do not plan to lose excess weight (They should inform the doctor about the diet or exercises they plan to perform the operation before the operation.)
Liposuction is known for having a high success rate in removing stubborn and regional fats as long as the post-operative instructions are followed. During liposuction, only a certain amount of fat can be removed from the treated area. For this reason, it is very important that you know your expectations and find out if you can have an ‘ideal’ body image in your mind.
In consultation with your doctor, it is important that you have identified your expectations from liposuction. While you are familiar with the procedure prior to liposuction, you should also be clear about the physical and psychological consequences you expect.
You should be prepared to discuss your diet and exercise regimens, your general health with your doctorbefore liposuction.
Today, there are many different liposuction techniques. The most suitable technique will be chosen by your surgeon according to the condition of the fat area.
It is very important for the person to be informed about the liposuction recommended by the surgeon and to talk about it with the surgeon. As with all aesthetic operations, liposuction have some effect. It is necessary to consider the effects.
Do I Need Liposuction?
It is known that people who cannot get rid of locally established fats are the most suitable candidates for liposuction although they continue to exercise and healthy diet. Fats in certain parts of your body may also be present in hereditary form. Liposuction can also be applied to eliminate these hereditary fats.
People who are considering taking liposuction should ideally be older than 18 years of age. In this way, people can have more mature and realistic expectations towards their goals. In addition, the possible consequences of surgery may be better in people over 18 years of age. Age is not a factor that significantly affects the operation, but it is known that the progression of age has slightly reduced the benefits of liposuction.
Questions You Should Ask Before Liposuction:
- How is liposuction performed?
- Will I need any processing after the operation?
- What results can I expect after the operation?
- What side effects or complications can occur after liposuction?
- Will I have any discomfort after liposuction?
- Are there activities or situations to avoid in the recovery process?
- After my operation, when can I continue my normal exercise routine?
- What instructions should I follow after the operation?
What to Expect After Liposuction
Many patients may go home the day of the operation, but depending on the size of the operation area, some patients may need to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days. Hospitalization may be considered appropriate by the doctor to prevent the possibility of emergency complications such as fluid build-up in the skin, infection or excessive swelling, pain in the treated area.
All soluble stitches are absorbed within 10 days. However, the patient should inform the doctor if he/she sees that the sutures have been embedded in or out of the skin. A support, pressure bandage or supportive clothing for 6 weeks from the operation helps prevent bulging.
To avoid the risk of thrombosis, it may be useful to take light walks shortly after the surgery. While long-term care is satisfactory, the liposuction results will be a little more time to adjust to your body’s new structure after the first operation.
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is performed through the insertion of a narrow tube (cannula) through small incisions into the skin. The cuts are small (0.5 cm) and the smallest possible scars in the selected area are present. By the doctor performing the operation, a vibration technique is used and the fat cells are broken. Fat cells absorbed by a vacuum pump are absorbed.
Liposuction operation takes 2 to 4 hours but depending on the size of the treated area, operation may take longer in some cases. Operation in small areas can be performed under local anesthesia. In this case, the patient can be discharged on the same day. If the area is not small, it may be necessary for the person to remain in the hospital for 1 or 2 days to monitor the effects of fluid loss by health personnel.
Recovery After Liposuction
It is possible to say that the healing process of liposuction surgery is fast. After the operation, most people can resume normal and light routines within three days and continue, and may even return to work within a week or less. However, within 2 to 4 weeks, people may begin to do light exercises. However, it should be kept in mind that changes in the postoperative period can be seen in each individual. Therefore, some people have swelling and bruising for up to 2 months, while others do not have any discomfort.