What is the Maximum Fat Removal with Liposuction? If you have been unable to achieve your desired body contours despite trying various weight loss methods, if you are bothered by localized fat accumulations when you look in the mirror, and if you are now seeking another solution for this issue, we can confidently say that liposuction is the most suitable and rewarding solution for you. Liposuction is a procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits in specific areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, and inner thighs, allowing you to achieve the desired slimming effect and address areas that appear overweight due to body structure and fat accumulation rather than excess weight. In this article, you will find answers to questions about liposuction, such as how much fat can be removed with liposuction and whether it carries any risks.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure aimed at eliminating uneven fat distribution in the body to achieve a smoother and more proportionate body contour. This procedure, which provides a solution to localized fat accumulation, can also be performed in combination with other aesthetic surgeries. For example, if a person wants to have a tighter and flatter abdomen through abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) but has fat accumulation in the abdominal area, the excess skin and tissues removed during the abdominoplasty alone will not provide the desired flawless appearance. In such cases, liposuction is performed before the abdominoplasty to remove the accumulated fat in the area, followed by the tummy tuck, resulting in a fit and satisfying abdominal appearance. Similarly, liposuction can be used in combination with male breast reduction surgeries to achieve a perfect result.
Liposuction not only removes fat deposits from the body to shape the targeted areas but also allows for satisfactory results in various procedures by injecting the harvested fat into specific regions, such as correcting the appearance of uneven thighs, adding volume to small breasts, achieving fuller and curvier buttocks, or providing volume to the body for contour adjustments. One significant advantage of using the patient’s own fat tissues for augmentation purposes is that it does not cause any allergic reactions.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed with Liposuction?
The amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction varies from person to person. Typically, an average of 3-4 kilograms of pure fat is removed, which can have an equivalent effect of reducing the person’s weight by 5-6 kilograms. If more fat removal is required, a second liposuction operation can be performed to extract the remaining fat. However, there needs to be a gap of approximately 1.5 months between liposuction procedures performed in the same area.
How is the Liposuction Procedure Performed?
Although there are different liposuction techniques used in aesthetic surgery today, their primary goal is to remove localized fat deposits from the body. The choice of the liposuction technique depends on factors such as the amount of accumulated fat, the treatment area, and the individual’s body structure. Here is a brief overview of the most commonly used liposuction methods:
- In the traditional liposuction procedure, fat cells in the body are inflated by injecting a special fluid and then vacuumed out of the body.
- In Vaser liposuction (ultrasound-assisted liposuction), ultrasonic waves are directed to the subcutaneous tissue of the targeted area to break down the fat, which is then removed through small cannulas.
- Laser liposuction uses laser waves to break down the fat cells, turning them into liquid, which is then extracted through small tubes.
- Lipomatic liposuction involves the use of vibrating cannulas to break down the fat and achieve the desired body contour.
Which Body Areas Can Liposuction Be Performed On?
Liposuction is commonly performed on women in areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, inner thighs, buttocks, arms, and chin, where stubborn fat accumulations are frequently seen despite diet and exercise efforts. In men, liposuction is performed on the chest area for gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue) and on the abdomen and back for fat reduction. Liposuction allows men who have a lean physique but are unable to achieve their desired abdominal muscle definition due to fat to obtain a chiseled abdominal appearance.
Who is a Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction can be performed on both men and women who:
- Have lost excess weight but are unable to get rid of resistant fat despite following a diet and exercise routine, and are dissatisfied with their body’s appearance.
- Experience gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) due to increased fat tissue.
- Require fat extraction in some areas while desiring fat injection to enhance volume and contour in other areas.
- Do not have any health issues that would delay wound healing, such as diabetes.
- Have good skin elasticity, which allows for a smooth and quick recovery after the procedure.
- Are willing to abstain from smoking and alcohol for a certain period.
- Do not have any problems or allergies related to general anesthesia.
- Have lost patience and confidence in achieving their desired body appearance through diet and exercise.
- Are 18 years of age or older and have completed their physical and mental development.
Does Liposuction Have Side Effects?
During the liposuction procedure, thin cannulas are used to remove the broken-down fat cells from the body. These cannulas may cause temporary minor injuries at the entry points, resulting in short-term bruising, scabbing, or a spotted appearance on the skin surface. These mild side effects typically resolve on their own and are considered normal. Temporary swelling may also occur due to the intervention in the treatment area.
Although rare, individuals with sensitive skin may experience bruising, and in some cases, the skin in the treated area may darken temporarily. However, these side effects are self-resolving and temporary.
Another rare side effect is the temporary accumulation of fluid in the treated area. If such an effect occurs, it is expected to resolve on its own over time. If it persists, the accumulated fluid can be easily drained with a small syringe.
Are There Risks Associated with Liposuction?
Liposuction is considered a safe aesthetic procedure with rapid recovery when performed by expert plastic surgeons under hygienic conditions. However, if the doctor and clinic selection is not approached with care and the procedure is performed in unqualified settings, it can lead to long treatment processes or even irreversible mistakes. Some risks associated with liposuction include permanent waviness and depressions on the skin surface, contour irregularities, infection, or asymmetry between the two breasts when injecting fat into the desired areas. To avoid unwanted outcomes, it is advisable for patients to see relevant certifications and documents before making a final decision on the selection of a doctor and clinic, and if any concerns arise, to seek another doctor’s opinion.
What is the Cost of Liposuction?
Liposuction procedures are frequently performed at Quartz Clinic by experienced professionals. It is not legally permissible for approved centers to provide price information on their news or internet sites. Therefore, individuals who are bothered by localized fat deposits and want to have a more sculpted and contoured body through liposuction can contact us at Quartz Clinic at +90 212 241 46 24 to schedule an appointment and receive further information.