Laser liposuction, which is one of the most preferred aesthetic procedures for individuals who cannot get rid of excess fat even though they do not interfere with their diet and sports program, offers many advantages to the patient compared to classical fat removal methods.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Liposuction, or shortly lipo, is a kind of procedure used to get rid of excessive fat in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Laser liposuction is the breakdown of fat tissues, which are resistant to exercise and diet and cause regional deformities, by laser devices. Although it is common to think that this process is a weight loss method, laser liposuction fat removal is essentially a silhouette correction method.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Laser liposuction can be applied to all patients over the age of 16 who complain of stubborn regional fat. Due to pregnancy, genetics and eating habits, disproportionate fat may occur in some parts of the body compared to other parts. You can get your ideal body size by getting rid of disproportionate fat with laser liposuction process, which has become widespread throughout the world, especially in Europe and America since 2006. You can achieve serious aesthetic gains after this application, which is performed with the latest technology devices offered by modern medicine.
How is Laser Liposuction Performed?
Laser liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia in areas with small areas such as the inside of the arm and jowl. However, general anesthesia can be used in areas with large volumes such as the belly and upper legs and if more than one area needs to be operated at the same time. After determining the type of anesthesia to be preferred by considering the application area and the patient’s condition, laser beams are sent to the area where the fat will be removed with the laser liposuction device. While the process continues, the broken down and solid fat gradually transformed to liquid form. The liquefied fat mass is removed from the body by means of approximately 3 mm cannulas and negative pressure. Since much smaller incisions are made compared to conventional liposuction operations, there is nearly no scar in the area after the procedure. Depending on the amount of fat taken from the patient, it is decided whether the patient will be hosted in the hospital or not. After the laser liposuction application, your hospitalization period is usually one night. It is normal to feel minimal pain in the night following the operation. After being kept overnight, you are expected to be discharged the next day and be able to continue your work and social life where you left off. But it is also related with how many areas you had this procedure done. Compared to the classical liposuction procedure, bruising in the operation area is much less and these bruises will disappear in about 15-20 days. Patients are recommended to wear a corset for three weeks after the operation. Laser liposuction prices vary according to the area to be fat removed and the application procedure.
For Which Regions Is It Suitable?
Laser liposuction can be applied to all areas under the skin where fat is formed. With this method, you can remove fat from all parts of your body, especially in the abdomen, hips, legs, waist, back, jowl (under the chin), arms, ankles and knees, unless there is an extreme condition.
What Is The Difference From Classical Liposuction?
Laser liposuction is a method that creates miracles in regional slimming. We can list the advantages of the laser method compared to the classical liposuction method as follows:
- Postoperative problems such as edema, pain and bruising are much lighter and shorter than the classical method.
- With the latest technology devices used during the application, very powerful laser beams can be produced using more than one wavelength and therefore much higher amounts of fat can be taken compared to the classical method.
- Surgical incisions used in laser liposuction method have much smaller sizes. The laser beams used in the operation do not damage the nerves in the area where the operation is performed and remove the thin vessels that may bleed from the area.
- Undesirable images such as sagging and waviness may occur on the skin after the classical liposuction procedure. However, the wavelengths used during laser liposuction stimulate the connective tissue in the region and trigger the formation of new connective tissue. In this way, there may be much less sagging or fluctuation in the area where the procedure is performed compared to the classical method, and a serious recovery and tightening occurs.
What should be considered before and after laser liposuction?
Another issue that patients who want to remove fat with laser method is most curious about what happens after liposuction procedure. First of all, you should clearly express to your doctor the areas you are not satisfied with and your expectations from the procedure in the examinations before the fat removal procedure. You should stop using alcohol, tobacco products, blood thinners, herbal teas and vitamin pills at least 5 days before the operation date. Since the hygiene conditions in the operating room are of great importance, female patients are recommended to come to the operation without nail polish and make-up. If laser liposuction is applied to a large area such as the thigh area, the patient may need to rest for a few days before returning to work and social life. After the operation, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations completely. If laser liposuction is applied to the leg area, you should definitely avoid doing heavy sports for 3-4 weeks. After the operation, you should increase your water consumption. In order to get rid of your excessive stubborn regional fat and feel like reborn with laser liposuction method, you can make an appointment with Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Specialist Dr. Mahmut Sunay and his experienced team.
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