Liposuction in Turkey

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from the fat layer in some areas such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, back, buttock, and face to improve their shape. Liposuction can be done with other cosmetic procedures like a facelift, breast reduction, buttock lift, or tummy tuck.

Liposuction is not a weight reducing procedure. This surgery will remove some of the fat beneath your skin, but it will not remove the fat inside your abdomen.

Especially nowadays, liposuction is considerable popular in Turkey. Fortunately, there are too many consultants and qualified medical centres. The number of people who desire to have liposuction in Turkey is rapidly increasing. In pursuit of this operation’s popularity, the number of experienced doctor’s have begun to soar up. This situation results in more patients who want to have lipoplasty and get in a vicious circle.


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What is liposuction?

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

What liposuction can treat

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles



    During the surgical procedures, drugs are applied for your comfort. Options include sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

    Formation of Incisions

    The formation of incisions varies according to the area or regions which are treated, the degree of recovery, the patient, and the surgeon’s preferences.

    Removing Excess fats

    Plastic surgery performs movements back and forth with the cannula to separate the fat under the skin. With the help of an injection or a vacuum pump attached to the cannula, it draws the fast out.

    Closing the Incisions

    Your incisions will be closed or not with your doctor’s choice. Some plastic surgeons can choose to not close the incisions to reduce bruising and swelling.


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    Liposuction Post-Op Instructions


    48-72 hours after surgery

    Most patients experience a degree of pain and discomfort during the first few hours after having liposuction surgery. Your surgeon will provide pain medication to help improve your comfort levels. During this time, patients should wear the compression garment, get enough rest, and limit physical activities.

    1-2 weeks after liposuction

    Over the first two weeks after liposuction surgery, some pain and discomfort may persist. Most patients can return to work so long as they avoid strenuous activities. Continue wearing the compression garment and watching the incisions and fluid drainage.

    2-5 weeks after surgery

    Around this time, pain should have fully subsided, and the results of the procedure should start to become noticeable. All incisions should be fully healed at this time. In some cases, the treated areas may continue to show some signs of bruising and swelling. The majority of patients can resume moderate exercise after weeks three or four. Intensive exercises should continue to be avoided until you get the green light from your surgeon.

    6+ weeks after surgery

    Typically, swelling and bruising have resolved by this time, and the patients can see what the procedure achieved. There’s no longer a need to wear compression garments, and most patients have the clear to engage in high impact exercises.

    Final Results

    The disappearance of the swelling and bruising takes 2-3 months. The possible results of liposuction are observed 6 months after the operation. At the end of this process, you will get a more shaped body and a younger look. The results may vary from person to person, but most patients achieve good results after liposuction. The benefits of liposuction are aesthetically pleasing. Liposuction is the beginning of a healthy, active lifestyle. Many patients pay attention to their nutrition and exercise to preserve liposuction results. The duration of the operation is proportional to the person taking care of himself/herself.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is liposuction?

    For starters, liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps contour your body by removing excess fat deposits located just under the skin. It removes the pockets of fat that are most resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction may also have several clever names which essentially mean the same thing. Liposculpture is how a surgeon many sculpt areas of your body using the liposuction method. Lipo 360 essentially means lipo around the full circumference of your body – in other words you are turned over during the procedure 360 degrees so that both the front and back of your body are treated.

    Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

    There are two layers of fat you need to understand before determining if you are a good candidate for liposuction: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat can be stubborn to lose, and it lies between muscle and skin. Visceral fat, on the other hand, is the layer beneath the muscle layer around organs. Visceral fat cannot be removed, but the subcutaneous layer can. The subcutaneous layer’s integrity, as well as your skin’s elasticity will help determine if you are a good candidate. An important consideration when evaluating whether liposuction is right for you is ensuring the skin envelope will not sag or look wrinkly with fat removed. This will be determined in your consultation.

    What parts of the body can I have liposuction performed on?

    The optimal area(s) for you depends on your unique response to exercise and diet. Common problem areas of the body where women want liposuction performed are:

    • Chin and neck area – double chin removal
    • Abdomen and Flanks – create curves and sculpted abs and remove love handles and muffin tops
    • Breasts – remove “side boob” fat
    • Hips – eliminate squareness
    • Outer, anterior, and inner thighs – define thighs in proportion to knees and calves
    • Knees – create runners’ knees
    • Arms – sculpt and define for the appearance of toned and “cut” upper arms
    • Back – removed dreaded back fat to soften and create a more feminine physique

    Men tend to have liposuction performed most commonly on the chin and neck area, flanks (love handles), abdomen, and male breasts.

    Is liposuction safe?

    Tumescent liposuction that is performed by a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon under local, IV sedation or general anesthesia is very safe. The determination of anesthesia type would be made based on the number of areas being addressed and the projected amount of fat expected for removal.

    Compared to other surgical procedures, liposuction is one of the safest. The procedure is non-invasive; the liposuction cannula is a narrow stainless-steel tube that removes subcutaneous fat through a very small insertion cut in the skin.

    Is liposuction a weight loss procedure to treat obesity?

    Liposuction is not for obesity, and it’s a misconception that liposuction is a weight-loss treatment. Rather, it’s a fat reduction procedure. The amount of fat you can have removed depends on many factors, including the surgeon’s assessment of your health and body goals. That said, even if you are over-weight, liposuction will help remove several pounds and in such a way to enhance your figure.

    What are the differences between liposuction and a tummy tuck?

    Liposuction removes fat from undesirable areas on the body. With liposuction the surgical incisions are small and recovery time is minimal. Liposuction by itself does not tighten excess skin from massive weight loss or childbirth.

    A tummy tuck involves removing excess fat and skin and begin with surgery to correct and tighten weakened abdominal wall muscles (diastasis recti). A tummy tuck’s surgical area is larger, and the incision is longer.  Neither procedure is for weight loss, rather they both help boost your body confidence with a slimmer appearance and help you achieve your ideal body contour Pixl Clinic will perform an examination of your abdominal muscles and any excess skin and stretch marks to determine if a tummy tuck is necessary.

    Is liposuction covered by insurance?

    Because liposuction is considered cosmetic by health insurance carriers, it is not a covered procedure.

    How does a patient prepare for liposuction surgery?

    Your surgeon will provide instructions for the days prior to liposuction. Be sure to ask a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from the surgical center and to help assist with postsurgical care. Blood thinning medication, such as aspirin should be stopped before the procedure. When using general anesthesia, blood work is done ahead of time to ensure you are good candidate for anesthesia. On the surgery day, no food or drink should be consumed for about 12 hours prior to the surgery appointment time.

    What happens during the liposuction procedure?

    The surgeon makes small cuts in the skin and inserts a tool called a cannula into the fat pocket, just under the skin. This cannula attaches to a suction or a syringe that pulls out the fat. It’s typically an outpatient surgery, so even if you are put under anesthesia, you will go home on the same day as the surgery.

    What is the recovery like?

    The patient can usually return to work within just a few days and resume normal exercise activities within 2-4 weeks, or less. You will likely be asked to wear a surgical compression garment for several weeks and this will be put on you immediately after your liposuction procedure. Recovery and postsurgical care may vary, depending on the area(s) treated and the amount of fat removed. Follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions to minimize pain and its duration. Rest, hydration, and not smoking will help with healing time and to eliminate complications.

    The most common postsurgical effects can include some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the area of the procedure. The surgical team will offer some options on pain relief after surgery as well as a list of pain relievers to avoid.

    What postsurgical and follow-up care is necessary?

    Compression garments are used to reduce puffiness and speed up healing. If special care is required, you can plan it with your surgeon for optimal healing. The surgeon may require only one or two post-surgery visits to confirm that everything is healing according to schedule or if multiple areas were treated, you may require multiple follow-up visits, depending on your situation. Following your liposuction procedure, you and your care team will be watching out for any post-surgical fluid collection in the areas treated. If fluid pockets are present they are easily aspirated during a follow up visit to ensure a nice long-lasting flat result.

    What results should a patient expect after the procedure?

    Your surgeon will discuss and help you visualize realistic results. Immediately after surgery, there may be swelling and loose skin that will go away during the healing process. It may take several weeks to months to see the full extent of the results of the procedure. The final result will be a lovely enhancement to create a slimmer more toned figure.