Length of Stay in Hospital
1 Day
Length of Stay in the City
7 Days
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks
Operation Duration
2-4 Hours
Type of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
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The surgical methods applied to remove excess fat tissue and to give the body a better shape is called liposuction, for whom have regional fat deposition and can’t lose weight with common methods such as diet and exercise.


Liposuction doesn’t replace diet and exercise, and its purpose is not to lose weight. This operation is applied to remove fat cells from stubborn areas that traditional weight loss methods do not respond to and to shape the body.

This application is especially applied to the areas like stomach, hip, thigh, knee, upper arm, chin, cheeks, and back where stubborn and regional excess fats are seen. It helps to define body lines.

Liposuction can be applied for more than one area in a single operation, and the duration of the operation varies according to the number of areas where the procedure will be performed.

Abdominal etching or six-pack operation, especially preferred by men who want to gain a fitter and younger appearance, is also done with this method.

How is Liposuction Operation Performed?

Liposuction is the removal of fat tissues, which are made more fluid by various methods. Through 1-2 millimeters incisions, fats are vacuumed with thin and long cannulas.

Post Liposuction and Recovery Process

  • Getting up and moving early has a great importance during the recovery phase.

  • Post-operative pain usually lasts for 2-3 days, and during this period, pain can be easily controlled with oral painkillers.

  • The dressings should be removed 2 days after the operation and the stitches should be removed 1 week later. A liposuction corset should be used for 4 weeks after the operation. Patients can return to work-life within 3 to 7 days.

  • Patients can start walking immediately after the operation. However, they should wait at least 6 weeks for heavy sport activities.

  • Although the swelling and stiffness after the operation usually go away within 2 months, it takes about 6-9 months to achieve the desired result.

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Is liposuction surgery painful, when does the pain go away?

Since general anaesthesia will be applied to the patients, there will be no pain during the liposuction application. Pain lasting 2-3 days after the operation is at a level that can be controlled with painkillers. The pain may develop in the form of mild tingling and stinging, and is only felt in the areas where fat is removed.

Is there an age limit for liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed for any patient over the age of 18. However, the areas where liposuction is performed should not have lost of their elasticity. Therefore, sagging may be seen after liposuction in senior patients. Thus, liposuction is not preferred to apply for elder patients and who have lost skin elasticity.

When can I return to work after liposuction?

Patients should rest for the first 3 days after liposuction. Patients who do not work on a difficult or physically tiring jobs can return to work after 3 days. It is recommended for people who work in demanding and tiring jobs to return to work after a week.

How much weight can I lose with liposuction?

Liposuction is not a weight loss or obesity treatment method. Only regional fats that cannot be given with diet and sports are removed. Thus, a more fit body appearance is obtained.

Is the fat taken by liposuction used as a filler?

Excess fat removed by liposuction can be used as filler in certain parts of the body (butt, breast, hand, face, lip) with the help of cannulas after a special procedure. The collapsed, wrinkled, thin, or not plump areas of the body can be smoothed and made plumper with these fats.

Will there be any scars after liposuction?

Depending on the liposuction technique, a scar on the patients’ body is possible. 2-3 mm incisions will be made in certain places to remove fat. These incisions are closed with special stitches. Depending on the area where these stitches are placed, the probability of scarring also varies. However, scars are not obvious when not actually looked at it since they are so small.

Are the fats given by liposuction permanent?

Waist, hip, inner knee, inner thigh liposuction applications for shaping are quite permanent. But for the abdominal region, the degree of permanence becomes clear when the person pays attention to his diet.

Can liposuction be done during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Since liposuction surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, there is a possibility of harming pregnant women. For this reason, liposuction is not applied to pregnant women, nursing mothers, or women who suspect pregnancy.

When does the edema go away?

It is normal to see edema after liposuction. This edema is seen in the first week and will go away slowly in a week generally. A cold compress will help to edema go away faster within the first week.

Is a corset used after liposuction and how long should it be used?

After liposuction, a corset should be used to tighten the regions. This corset should be used day and night for approximately 1 month. It is enough to use it during the day for the next 3 weeks.

How much fat can be removed at once with liposuction?

The amount of removed fat depends on the patient and the number of the areas to be worked. It is possible to take 6000-7000cc fat at one time. However, it is not possible to take this much fat from every patient. The amount of fat that can be taken at one time varies according to body structure, weight, and body part.

Is it possible to remove fat from every desired area?

With liposuction, fat can be removed from any desired area. The only exception is lower butt areas, because a collapse may occur in that area and cause a bad appearance.

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