LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction is the removal of abnormally shaped and/or excessive fat tissues from the body. It is performed through small holes opened on the skin by the help of fat removing cannulas.

In women liposuction is used:

  • To decrease the waist circumference ( to narrow the waist)
  • To remove the excessive fat in the “below the chin” region (double chin)
  • To correct the contour deformities of the thighs and buttocks
  • To decrease the fatty folds on the abs and back
  • To correct the overall feminine figure of the women’s body

In men liposuction is used:

  • To correct gynecomastia (abnormal growth and prominence of the breasts in men)
  • To decrease the external fat (under skin) on the abs, waist and lower back.
  • To give a better overall masculine figure to the men’s body

Assisted liposuction devices are widely used to decrease the occurrence of irregularities and to decrease the trauma of the tissues because of the conventional liposuction practices. The most widely known is “ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)” by VASER®.

LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction is the removal of abnormally shaped and/or excessive fat tissues from the body. It is performed through small holes opened on the skin by the help of fat removing cannulas.

In women liposuction is used:

  • To decrease the waist circumference ( to narrow the waist)
  • To remove the excessive fat in the “below the chin” region (double chin)
  • To correct the contour deformities of the thighs and buttocks
  • To decrease the fatty folds on the abs and back
  • To correct the overall feminine figure of the women’s body

In men liposuction is used:

  • To correct gynecomastia (abnormal growth and prominence of the breasts in men)
  • To decrease the external fat (under skin) on the abs, waist and lower back.
  • To give a better overall masculine figure to the men’s body

Assisted liposuction devices are widely used to decrease the occurrence of irregularities and to decrease the trauma of the tissues because of the conventional liposuction practices. The most widely known is “ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)” by VASER®.

The Method: VASER® Liposuction

VASER® (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) is a device that acts specifically on the fat tissues, sparing the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels, and melts the fat tissues in a way that there is no need to traumatize the tissues to remove the fat. Since the amount of energy given to the fat tissues can be standardized, this method decrease the incidence of irregularities and also makes it possible to perform high definition liposculpting procedures.

With VASER®: 

  • We have more balanced (evenly) distributed fat destruction and removal takes much less time (shorter operation)
  • VASER® selectively destroys the fat tissues, it minimally injures the vessels, nerves, muscles, and fascia.
  • Therefore, it is less traumatic than the traditional methods with less bleeding and more control

What is “Safe” and “Massive” Liposuction

The term “safe liposuction” describe liposuction less than 5 litres. “Massive liposuction” refers to liposuction more than 5 litres. Conventional upper limit for massive liposuction is 10% of the body weight. Above this limit the rates of all the aforementioned risks of liposuction increase and the risk of major complications may increase considerably (particularly in patients with concomitant diseases and/or age >45)

The Method: VASER® Liposuction

VASER® (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) is a device that acts specifically on the fat tissues, sparing the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels, and melts the fat tissues in a way that there is no need to traumatize the tissues to remove the fat. Since the amount of energy given to the fat tissues can be standardized, this method decrease the incidence of irregularities and also makes it possible to perform high definition liposculpting procedures.

With VASER®: 

  • We have more balanced (evenly) distributed fat destruction and removal takes much less time (shorter operation)
  • VASER® selectively destroys the fat tissues, it minimally injures the vessels, nerves, muscles, and fascia.
  • Therefore, it is less traumatic than the traditional methods with less bleeding and more control

What is “Safe” and “Massive” Liposuction

The term “safe liposuction” describe liposuction less than 5 litres. “Massive liposuction” refers to liposuction more than 5 litres. Conventional upper limit for massive liposuction is 10% of the body weight. Above this limit the rates of all the aforementioned risks of liposuction increase and the risk of major complications may increase considerably (particularly in patients with concomitant diseases and/or age >45)

LIPOSUCTION FAQ’s

Which type of anesthesia do you use?

Unless liposuction is very limited to a very specific single zone, we prefer liposuction under general anesthesia.

Why?:

  • The patients may develop the side effects of local anesthesia which may ex- tend after the operation (post-operative period).
  • We are usually performing extended liposuction (involving more than 3 zones).
  • HD liposuction typically needs no patient movement and no twitching muscle movements.
 

How long does VASER® Liposuction surgery take (to perform)?

The duration of the operation is highly dependent on the number of areas that liposuction will be performed and whether the patient is going to be turned from supine to prone position but for the standard 3 region liposuction (abs, flanks, lower back) it takes approximately 2-3 hours. If it is a combination surgery, it will take much longer.

How long am I going to stay in hospital?

If the liposuction is limited you need to stay one night in the hospital, if it is extensive-massive or performed with other surgeries, you may need to stay for 2 nights.

When could I be able to return to my normal life?

If we perform limited liposuction the patient is supposed to get back to her/his normal life within 5-7 days, if it is extensive-massive liposuction or a combination surgery, the patient should rest for at least 2-3 weeks.

When can I start exercise?

You can go out for a walk 3-5 days after liposuction. We recommend our patients to start doing some stretch exercises as early as 1 week after surgery to smoothen the re-draping and contraction of the skin. But you should wait for 4-6 weeks for hard fitness exercises and swimming.

When can I take shower?

You can take shower 4-5 days after the operation (before coming to your second control visit) with warm water (neither cold nor hot).

 

LIPOSUCTION FAQ’s

Which type of anesthesia do you use?

Unless liposuction is very limited to a very specific single zone, we prefer liposuction under general anesthesia.

Why?:

  • The patients may develop the side effects of local anesthesia which may ex- tend after the operation (post-operative period).
  • We are usually performing extended liposuction (involving more than 3 zones).
  • HD liposuction typically needs no patient movement and no twitching muscle movements.
 

How long does VASER® Liposuction surgery take (to perform)?

The duration of the operation is highly dependent on the number of areas that liposuction will be performed and whether the patient is going to be turned from supine to prone position but for the standard 3 region liposuction (abs, flanks, lower back) it takes approximately 2-3 hours. If it is a combination surgery, it will take much longer.

How long am I going to stay in hospital?

If the liposuction is limited you need to stay one night in the hospital, if it is extensive-massive or performed with other surgeries, you may need to stay for 2 nights.

When could I be able to return to my normal life?

If we perform limited liposuction the patient is supposed to get back to her/his normal life within 5-7 days, if it is extensive-massive liposuction or a combination surgery, the patient should rest for at least 2-3 weeks.

When can I start exercise?

You can go out for a walk 3-5 days after liposuction. We recommend our patients to start doing some stretch exercises as early as 1 week after surgery to smoothen the re-draping and contraction of the skin. But you should wait for 4-6 weeks for hard fitness exercises and swimming.

When can I take shower?

You can take shower 4-5 days after the operation (before coming to your second control visit) with warm water (neither cold nor hot).

 

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General FAQ’S

How Can I Book My Surgery?

Once you have sent an enquiry to us, you will be contacted by one of our representatives. Your representative will provide information about the procedure that you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Your representative will also arrange an online consultation for you with Dr. Surmeli and he/she will show your photos/videos and medical history. After Doctor’s online evaluation, he will give his advises and make an initial operation plan if the patient is suitable both physically and psychologically. And the representative will inform you about the plan, details of the operation, healing, etc. You will also be provided with details on the available dates, required accommodation duration, packages & costs, and possible extras. Once you set a date with your representative we book your appointment after you send the flight details and passport information.

What Are the Options For International Patients?

For our international patients we are offering packages including hotel and transfers between airport-hotel-clinic. We accommodate our patients near hotels to our hospital to reach them easily and to avoid spending time in traffic. We currently have a 4-star and a 5-star hotel options. As we have agency collaborations with the hotels, we usually provide better quotes for our patients than the hotel does. You can get detailed information from your representatives about hotels and prices.

The patients who will arrange their own accommodation and transportation, should inform their representatives about their accommodate addresses before they arrive Istanbul. We strongly recommend those patients to arrange close accommodates to our hospital. Please note, Istanbul is bigger than you see on the map. So, please consult to your representative before arrange/book your accommodation.

We strongly recommend bringing a companion and even make obligatory in some operations. In case there is no chance to bring a companion with you, we offer private duty nursing service for our international patients. Our licensed practice nurse will assist you with basic needs such as going to the bathroom, having meals, changing clothes and dressings and will stay overnight. Please contact your representative for details and prices.

What is Included in the Price, and What Are the Possible Extras?

Our price includes;

  • Pre and Post operative medical examinations, blood tests.
  • Hospital accommodation (Private room, amenities listed below) 
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for the patient and for one companion
    • 24/7 nursing and translators
    • All needed post operative treatments and medications
    • Free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Private Bathroom, Security Box, Fridge, Kettle, Free Water, Tea and Coffee
  • All needed medicines
  • 1 pair compressive garments (If a liposuction, tummy tuck or other body surgeries are performed)
  • 1 pcs medical sports bra (If a breast surgery is performed)
  • BBL pillow (If BBL or gluteal implant is performed)
  • Check ups

If you pick our package, our package also includes;

  • Hotel accommodation (Breakfast Included)
  • Transfers between hospital-hotel-airport with our private vehicle

Possible Extras

  • Our package for Mommy Makeover covers up to 2 nights hospital stay. Hospital stays after 2 nights are for extra fee.
  • T3, T4, TSH Tiroid function tests are for extra fee. These tests are only required if a patient has tiroid problem.
  • Blood transfusion. In some combining body contouring procedures patient might need blood transfusion for faster mobilizing and for keeping hemogram value in appropriate levels.
  • Our package covers one pieces of all needed types of compressive garments. Additional compressive garments are for extra fee.

PS: Please consult your representatives for possible extras