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What Is Liposuction?

There are two different fat tissues under the skin of our body. One is the superficial fat tissue just beneath the skin that is affected by weight gain and loss, the other is the fat tissue located deeper and not affected by weight gain and loss which is dependent on genetic and structural characteristics. No mother how much we do exercise and diet, we cannot prevent fattening of our hips and buttocks after the age of 30. In such cases, liposuction is performed, which means the removal of excess fats from these problematic areas by reaching under the skin through a tool called cannula. It is like a revolutionary procedure in plastic surgery and commonly used around the world. However, it should  be remembered that liposuction is not a slimming method, it is a method to correct problematic areas

Liposuction literally means the removal of excess fat tissue in the body by being suctioned with the help of a vacuum.


What Is Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Liposuction Surgery is basically the procedure of removing fat deposits from regional fattening areas with the help of fine cannulas. Vaser Liposuction can be applied alone or as a surgical method accompanying breast aesthetics and tummy tuck surgeries. In addition to the classical liposuction method, fat cells are separated from the attached fat lobules with ultrasound, namely high frequency sound waves, and turned into fluid fat emulsification before the fat removal process.

Vaser Liposuction is a new technology developed to prevent such problems as bleeding, bruising and skin fluctuation, which are encountered in other liposuction methods. Therefore, vaser liposuction is an advanced, reliable and healthy liposuction method.

In Vaser Liposuction procedure, fat cells are released in single, double and triple groups just like in a bunch of grapes. During the procedure, sound waves are sent to the fats at specific frequency, therefore connective tissue, vessels and nerves are not damaged. Vaser liposuction, also called ultrasonic liposuction, is a tissue-respectful method and the fats removed during this procedure can be used as natural filler materials.



Who are good candidates for Vaser Lipo and what are the most up-to-date liposuction methods?

Whatever method is used, vaser liposuction candidates are the patients who are not at or above the obesity limit and who have the complaint of fattening in their bodies. Liposuction is applied on a specific region or on several regions of the body at the same time and three-dimensional physical slimming can be achieved. Surely, the regions about which the patient complain of fattening are examined and its proportion to other regions are evaluated, and the patient is informed about the procedure and expected results. In addition to all these satisfying results, it is possible to achieve more gains with the developing liposuction methods. For example, it is now possible to  save the patients from excess fat deposits and shape their bodies with a perfect looking sportive body contours. Moreover, skin sagging in the patients who have previously given birth can be recovered without making incision and cellulite appearance can be reduced.


Vaser Liposuction

Besides achieving highly satisfying results beyond the classical liposuction method, Ultrasonic liposuction (Vaser liposuction) enables to work on the body in a three-dimension way just like a sculptor and shape the body.

Several benefits of this method can be listed in such a way that it is specific to fat cells, it prevents unnecessary blood loss, it provides a much comfortable recovery period to patients, it regains the skin elasticity in much healthier way and the fat cells removed by this method preserve their vitality. Since it is specific to fat tissues, it never causes connective tissue damage, which allows a rapid tightening and healing of the skin. Again, due to its specificity on fat cells, it does not cause damage in vessels and unnecessary blood loss is prevented. Moreover, as the nerves ad-bd muscles are not affected as well, it helps to avoid unnecessary pain after the operation.

How is Vaser (Ultrasonic liposuction) applied?

Ultrasonic liposuction can be applied easily with the support of local anaesthesia and sedation if the procedure area is not very large and only restricted with 1-3 regions. If the procedure area contains many regions such as back, breasts, waist, abdomen, legs and arms, general anaesthesia is a healthier option for the patient comfort. The procedure is initiated by marking the areas where the patient’s body will be shaped and where there is excess fat. Then, a special solution is applied to the liposuction areas in order to increase selectivity for fat tissue. After this solution is applied through a small hole (3-5mm), fats are dissolved by entering through these small holes with the appropriate ultrasonic probe among the ones  individually designed for each region and dissolve the surrounding fat tissue selectively. Thanks to these probes that have a selective impact on fat tissues, the surgeon can dissolve the fats homogeneously in superficial and deep plans under the skin and then the fats are removed by suction method. Since the fats are removed homogeneously in this way, no roughness or indentation occurs on the skin.


Is Vaser liposuction surgery performed under general anaesthesia?

Since it is worked on large areas in more than one regions (abdomen, back, love handles, leg, jowl, etc.) at the same time in Vaser Liposuction procedure, general anaesthesia is preferred for patient comfort. For smaller and lesser areas, sedation and regional anaesthesia can also be preferred.

  1. Blood thinners should be stopped one week, ideally three weeks before Vaser Liposuction operation.
  2. Herbal teas, vitamin E and some vitamin derivations should never be taken because of their blood thinning effects.
  3. It should be stopped eating or drinking anything at least 7-8 hours before the surgery.
  4. Smoking and alcohol should be avoided.
  5. Patient’s routine blood tests (whole blood count, biochemistry, bleeding-coagulation tests, hepatitis markers, etc.) should be performed before the operation.
  6. If the patient has an additional disease, relevant tests and consultations are also performed.


What to pay attention before Vaser Liposuction surgery?

This method does not require a special preparation before the surgery and there is also no need for special diets or using special medications. General conditions such as avoiding blood thinners, reducing alcohol use and not consuming alcohol in the last days, which should be paid attention before any surgery, are valid for this procedure as well.

How is the postoperative period after Vaser Liposuction surgery, is it painful, does it require wearing any special clothes?

We can say that postoperative period is painless as the fat deposits are removed by being dissolved with ultrasonic waves without harming muscles, vessels and nerves. You may feel minor pain but it can be intervened with painkillers. Special compression garments are used for 2-3 weeks after the surgery for the edema to rapidly regress and recovery period to accelerate.

Does it require hospitalization?

If the procedure has not been applied on very large areas, it is not necessary for the patient to stay in the hospital after this type of liposuction. Even if it has been applied on very large body areas, it is more than enough to stay in the hospital for one night as maximum.

When can I return to my normal life after Vaser liposuction?

The recovery period is very short because the special-frequency sound waves used in Vaser liposuction operation only affect the fat tissue and do not damage the muscles, vessels and connective tissue. Less bruising, bleeding and oedama are seen compared to other liposuction methods, which allows to return to normal life in 3-4 days. Regression of oedema varies from patient to patient but it takes 3-6 weeks on average. Body contours become clearer at the end of this period. Massage therapies can be applied to relive oedema faster. After the procedure, some amount of fat deposits continue to be dissolved. Therefore, if a protein-rich, carbohydrate-poor diet is followed under the supervision of a dietitian to accelerate this period, the result will become much more satisfying.

Are Vaser Liposuction results permanent?

It is the most frequently asked to us if it is gained weight again after Vaser Liposuction method. After the age of 16, the number of our fat cells does not increase and weight gain happens by the increase in the volume of existing fats. As the number of fat cells decrease in the regions where Vaser Liposuction is applied, if you gain weight due to unbalanced eating habits, the fat cells in these regions are also affected but it will still be advantageous for you as the number of these fat cells will be decreased already.

Patients who have unbalanced eating habits and do not pay attention to their diet may gain weight after Vaser Liposuction. It cannot be claimed that you will not gain weight no matter what you do after this procedure. However, weight gain occurs equally in all parts of the body. As long as following a balanced eating habit and not eating excessively, your healthy and fit appearance continues.

What is the main difference between Vaser Liposuction and classical liposuction, to which areas Vaser Liposuction is applied frequently?

Classical liposuction is intended for removing regionally accumulated fat deposits and reducing body size. Vaser liposuction is a body shaping method using  the third generation ultrasound technology. With this method, the excess fat tissue is removed and transferred to the required areas. Thus, a natural and muscular body form is achieved. This technique is generally applied in the abdomen, inguinal area, back and low-back areas, shoulders-arms and legs. Desired body structure and muscle forms are different in men and women. While men prefer to have a muscular appearance on the chest area, women desire to have a more prominent appearance on their butts. Planning is made in accordance with the body form and the projections of the existing muscles in the person. The most important feature of vaser liposuction body shaping in men is to reveal six-pack appearance in the abdominal area. Muscular and athletic appearance in men occurs especially when the muscles in abdomen, chest, shoulders and waist areas are clarified.