Liposuction, which involves the removal of excess fat through small incisions using suction vacuum techniques, is considered an art form that can enhance the feminine and masculine features of the female and male body. This procedure can effectively slim, shape, and sculpt the body to achieve aesthetically pleasing results. Liposuction is particularly useful for areas that are resistant to traditional diet and exercise, and skillful administration of this technique can yield excellent outcomes.


Vazer™ Liposuction with Medical 11 in Istanbul

Vazer™ liposuction is a cutting-edge technique that combines ultrasound technology with classical liposuction for safe and artistic results. This advanced approach minimizes skin irregularities and ensures uniform suctioning by emulsifying the fat tissue under the skin. Liposuction can be used to contour various areas of the body, including thighs, hips, abdomen, flanks, chest, arms, and neck, individually or in combination, depending on the patient’s needs and goals.

Ideal candidates for liposuction have a BMI between 20 and 25 kg/m2, although those with a slightly higher BMI may also be considered after reaching a weight loss plateau with diet and exercise. Patients with a BMI above 27.5 are not suitable candidates for liposuction, as safety is of utmost importance.

Our exceptional team at Medical 11 in Istanbul prioritize your comfort and care throughout the entire liposuction journey, from initial consultation to postoperative recovery. During the consultation, Our team will assess your physical requirements and recommend the best liposuction techniques or alternative treatments that are tailored to your needs.

For optimal outcomes, it is recommended to be at or close to your ideal body weight before undergoing liposuction. This procedure is most appropriate for addressing localized adiposity that persists despite diet and exercise efforts.


Ideal Candidates for Liposuction: Criteria for Successful Results

The best liposuction candidates are those who meet specific criteria for optimal outcomes. These criteria include:

  • Localized excess fat in the anterior abdomen and flanks
  • Good skin elasticity in the region of fat excess
  • Diligent efforts in diet, cardio, and strength training
  • Body weight within 10% of ideal, or BMI of at most 27.5

Liposuction techniques can effectively remove small, moderate, and large amounts of fat, depending on the individual’s physical attributes. However, it’s important to note that liposuction does not remove excess skin and may have varying effects on cellulite. The elasticity of the skin plays a significant role in determining the degree of change that can be achieved with liposuction.

There are various techniques and adjunct modalities available for liposuction, including tumescent liposuction, superwet liposuction, suction assisted lipectomy (SAL), power assisted lipectomy (PAL), ultrasound assisted lipectomy (UAL or Vazer™ Liposuction), SmartLipo™, and lipoabdominoplasty. These techniques offer different approaches and benefits, which can sometimes be overwhelming when considering liposuction.

Tumescent liposuction involves using a large volume of solution to maximize safety, comfort, and cosmetic results. Superwet liposuction, on the other hand, uses a moderate volume of solution to achieve optimal outcomes. Suction assisted lipectomy (SAL) is the classical liposuction technique that uses tiny access sites and thin cannulas to remove excess fat.

Power assisted lipectomy (PAL) incorporates an oscillating tip to help break up dense, fibrous attachments within the fat, while ultrasound assisted lipectomy (UAL or Vazer™ Liposuction) utilizes an ultrasound emitting tip to emulsify fat before liposuction. SmartLipo™, also known as laser lipolysis, is purported to tighten skin in addition to removing fat with liposuction. Lastly, lipoabdominoplasty involves performing abdominal liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck, typically when there is significant skin excess or inelasticity along with fat excess.

Understanding the different techniques and adjunct modalities available for liposuction can help individuals make informed decisions when considering the most suitable approach for their unique needs and desired outcomes. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the best liposuction technique for individual circumstances.


Choosing the Right Liposuction Option: A Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon is Key

When it comes to deciding on the best liposuction option, it is crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in various liposuction techniques. Not all individuals are suitable candidates for ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser liposuction, or classical liposuction. Factors such as skin elasticity, the area of fat deposits, physical examination, and medical history vary for each person, and surgical options should be tailored to individual needs.

Furthermore, there is often a debate between liposuction and nonsurgical treatments for fat reduction. Many nonsurgical fat reduction options are heavily marketed and claim to reduce fat and tighten skin. However, the data regarding external noninvasive fat reduction is inconclusive, and results are inconsistent. Even when results are achieved with nonsurgical modalities, they may only reduce fat volume by ounces after multiple treatments. In contrast, liposuction can reliably remove precisely as much fat as needed, with consistent results.

Ultimately, a personal consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess individual circumstances and provide expert advice is crucial in making an informed decision on the most appropriate liposuction option for achieving desired outcomes.

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