Balanced fat distribution and proportional contour are essential aspects of an attractive human body.

Liposuction can reform and shape the lines of your body. Unfortunately, many people suffer from persistent regional fat deposits that they cannot reduce or reshape despite diet and regular exercise. Liposuction is a modern procedure that solves this ongoing regional problem of fat deposition that leads to an unaesthetic appearance of the overall body line.

What is liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure applied to reshape and regulate unbalanced fat deposits in the body. Liposuction, a particularly effective solution for regional fat deposition, is also an additional element in many aesthetic surgery procedures. For example, liposuction is used in gynecomastia operations – problems with enlarged breasts in men.

During operations aimed at aesthetic knee correction, fat tissue can be taken from another part of the patient’s body and added to the problem area. Liposuction is a general procedure used to improve and enhance cosmetic surgery results.

Liposuction operations are mainly performed for persistent regional fat deposits resistant to diets and exercise. This area that causes the bulge can be removed by applying liposuction to restore the natural contour.

Many different types of liposuction are currently used in cosmetic surgery. All types of liposuction aim to get rid of fat and provide the patient with a silhouette correction or support for other aesthetic surgery. They differ in terms of benefits and effectiveness.

In Tumescent liposuction, an anesthetic solution is injected into the problem area to expand the area to minimize bleeding and postoperative discomfort.

In Ultrasonic liposuction, ultrasonic energy is used for easier and faster removal of more significant amounts of fat by loosening fatty tissue.

A Laser liposuction is performed using laser technologies known under the trade names Smartlipo or Slimlipo. In addition, there are liposculpture methods.

How liposuction works

Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia if used alone and not as an auxiliary technique in another aesthetic operation. General anesthesia may also be preferred. The surgeon decides on the method of anesthesia.

One or more incisions are made near the treatment area. Thin cannulas or skinny tubes are inserted through these incisions, depending on the technique. The device’s vibration under the surgeon’s guidance melts the subcutaneous fatty tissues and allows their removal from the body. The procedure’s duration depends on the area’s size and the amount of fat removed.


With today’s liposuction techniques, swelling and bruises on the skin are minimized. As a result, most patients can resume their daily life where they left off for a few days after the procedure, depending on the extent of the process and the physical demands of their everyday life. Although pain depends on the patient’s pain threshold, many patients can go through the recovery period without any pain medication.

If necessary, the surgeon may recommend wearing a compression corset after liposuction. It is an application aimed at preventing skin contraction and swelling. Scars from small incisions heal within a few weeks and disappear entirely after a year.

Application fields of liposuction

The body parts that can be treated with liposuction differ for men and women. The most common areas treated in women are the abdomen, breasts, hips, outer thighs, front thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, gluteal region, cheeks, and neck. Men make up approximately 15-25% of liposuction patients. The most commonly treated areas in men are the chin, neck area, abdomen, shoulder blades, and chest.

What belly liposuction cannot do

Liposuction plastic surgery is intended to be a fat reduction procedure rather than a weight loss procedure. Therefore, it is most suitable for treating fatty deposits in specific areas. These fat deposits do not respond to exercise, especially around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks.

The patient may lose some weight with this procedure, but it is unlikely to result in significant weight loss. In addition, liposuction cannot treat the problem of the abdomen, which is bulging due to a loose abdominal wall. It cannot tighten loose skin. Sometimes liposuction is performed along with a tummy tuck to flatten the protruding tummy area effectively.

Postoperative healing

Patients usually do not need any pain medication after liposuction. The pain is similar to a burning sensation after aggressive exercise, similar to muscle pain or sunburn. Intensity is highest when touching or bending the skin, such as getting in or out of a vehicle, sitting still in a chair, or turning over in bed.