Questions About Liposuction

  • What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the removal of subcutaneous fat tissue from the body with the help of thin cannulas (2.3 mm). In this way, it is aimed to treat regional deformities in the body due to excess fat.

  • Who Can Have Liposuction?

Liposuction is an appropriate treatment approach for people who have excess fat in undesirable areas despite a suitable diet, sports, and lifestyle. At this point, the main thing to know is that liposuction is not a weight loss method. It is used for shaping in people with excess fat tissue in regions such as the abdomen, waist, and hips.

  • How is Liposuction Performed?

In this procedure, which is performed in large numbers all over the world, the fat tissue in the targeted area can be liquefied by different methods. In this way, the fat becomes easily absorbable (suction) and the fat is taken out of the body with the help of thin cannulas.

  • In Which Parts Can Liposuction Be Applied?

Neck-jowl, arms, abdomen-belly, waist, back, hips, legs, and inner knees are among the areas where liposuction can be performed for body contouring purposes.

  • Will There Be Any Scars After Liposuction?

One of the most important points of curiosity regarding the people who want to undergo the application is whether there will be a scar after the procedure. It is done with the help of blunt metal thin pipes called cannulas for absorbing fat during the procedure. Cannulas are inserted under the skin through thin incisions not exceeding 0.5 cm on the skin. After the procedure is performed in this way, when the healing is completed, there is no obvious scar.

  • How is Fat Melted in Liposuction?

Different technologies are used to liquefy adipose tissue. In classical liposuction, the fat tissue is mechanically divided into tiny pieces and liquefied through cannulas, and then absorbed and taken out of the body. In laser liposuction, the fat is broken down and then absorbed by a cannula that emits a laser beam. In modern approaches (VASER Liposuction) where ultrasonic sound waves are used, the fat tissue is broken down by ultrasonic sound waves.

  • What is VASER Liposuction and How Is It Applied?

Vaser® (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) technology, which is one of the moodiest liposuction methods today, is a method based on the breakdown of fat cells with ultrasonic sound vibrations. Fat tissue in the areas where liposuction will be applied is melted with very thin metal cannulas that produce ultrasonic sound waves through small incisions (0.5 cm) made on the skin. Then, the melted fats are taken out of the body by means of thin cannulas. 

  • What are the Benefits of the Vaser Liposuction Method?

Since the fat tissue is melted with ultrasonic sound waves compared to classical liposuction methods, the fat removal process becomes easier in this method. This also shortens the duration of the procedure.
With VASER technology, targeting only fat cells during the fat removal procedure ensures the protection of blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, and other tissues that support the skin. With the absence of vascular damage, the healing process is faster as there is less pain, bruising, and edema after the procedure.

This method, selectively targeting only the fat tissue, provides convenience in the application in areas such as the back where the connective tissue is dense and the breast area in men (in the treatment of gynecomastia).

Due to the preservation of vascular and nerve structures, it also provides the opportunity to interfere with the superficial fat cells just under the skin without disturbing the skin circulation, which allows the skin to tighten more during healing.


21 February 2023