Liposuction

Liposuction is a common procedure for removing unwanted fat deposits. Hormonal influences can cause fat to be stored in your body in disproportionate proportions. Diets and sports do not always help enough in achieving the desired physique, but liposuction can do that.

Removal of unwanted fat deposits

Liposuction is a common procedure for removing unwanted fat deposits. Hormonal influences can cause fat to be stored in your body in disproportionate proportions. Diets and sports do not always help enough in achieving the desired physique, but liposuction can do that.

What are the benefits of liposuction at the Dutch Clinic?

  • We perform more than 500 liposuctions annually.
  • More than 15 years of experience with this treatment.
  • The most modern equipment and the best results.
  • Personal attention and professional aftercare.
  • The best price/quality ratio in the Netherlands.
  • Always quickly and easily schedule a consultation without obligation via the contact form.

Liposuction for women and men

In women, the fat is mainly attached to the hips, thighs, abdomen and upper arms. For men this is usually around the abdomen and neck. But fat deposits can also occur in the knees, buttocks and back. This fat is partly sucked away with liposuction. The modern techniques make it possible to do this without too much damage to the tissue. The fat cells that are removed do not return.

Desired body contours

However, liposuction should not be seen as an easy way to lose a few pounds quickly. Surprisingly, body weight will decrease less than expected while the body shape does change positively. Liposuction is therefore only intended to reduce specific fat deposits and thereby achieve the desired contours. The doctor will always discuss with you beforehand whether your expectations are realistic and whether you are eligible for the procedure. Liposuction is only possible if the skin is still sufficiently elastic. After the procedure, the skin must be able to adapt to the new shape again.

Liposuction in Istanbul, Turkey

Liposuction is performed in a hospital in Istanbul, but the introductory first consultation takes place in our clinic in the Netherlands. Here your expectations are discussed, as well as your medical status, and it is determined whether you are eligible for the procedure. If so, all the information regarding your liposuction will be passed on in detail to the plastic surgeon in Istanbul. We then arrange the entire stay for you there and if you wish, also the trip. The first follow-up checks after the liposuction itself are at the hospital in Turkey. The remaining aftercare takes place in the Netherlands with doctor Deniz of the Dutch Clinic.

The treatment

In accordance with the agreements you have made in the Netherlands, the plastic surgeon in Turkey will mark exactly on your body where the fat is to be removed. A liquid is injected under local anaesthesia through cannulas. As soon as the anaesthetic has taken effect, the fat cells will be sucked out. You may experience this as a light pressure, but it is virtually painless. Throughout the liposuction procedure, the surgeon will manually check whether sufficient fat has been removed. After the procedure, you will receive a pair of tight pants to limit swelling and to support the subcutaneous skin layers during the recovery. The duration of the procedure varies between 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Sensation changes, permanent scars or sagging skin can sometimes be complications. With the modern techniques and personal instructions, however, we are committed to preventing this.

Recovery from liposuction

In the first day following liposuction, wound fluid may come out of the incisions and during the first days the treated area will be very sensitive. To support your skin and prevent swelling, you must wear a corset for the first six weeks. Despite the swelling, bruises and stiffness, it is very important that you move around again as quickly as possible. This promotes blood circulation. However, exercising is not yet advised in the first six weeks. The skin itself will be bruised and will feel a little painful after the procedure. This will all disappear by itself, as well as the visibility of the scars. About two weeks after the liposuction you may begin with light, daily activities. Light muscle exercises are also possible from that moment. We recommend that you discuss this with your doctor.

Results after a liposuction

Immediately after the liposuction you will not be able to see any results. After all, your body will still have swelling, fluid and bruises around the treated areas. However, these disappear after a few days, after which the first re-designed contours become visible. You will only be able to see the real results after about two months and you can expect the final result only after six months to a year. The results are permanent, for which a healthy lifestyle with sufficient exercise is important for preventing the remaining fat cells from becoming larger.

Want to know more about having a liposuction in Istanbul, Turkey?

Do you want to know more about the liposuction procedure that we can perform for you in Istanbul, Turkey? Then make a no-obligation appointment at the clinic in the Netherlands. One of our doctors will be happy to tell you everything you need to know.

Liposuction in Turkey – Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about liposuction in Turkey. The questions are provided with short answers. Do you have additional or other questions after reading the information? Then please feel free to contact us.

1. Can anyone have liposuction?

Liposuction is a solution for improving body contours by removing unwanted, accumulated fat. This stubborn fat often cannot be removed in a normal manner and is visibly present, despite the fact that you exercise regularly and live healthily. Liposuction is performed on men and women with a healthy BMI, under 30, and firm skin. The operation cannot and should not be seen as a way to lose excess weight.

2. How long does the procedure last and to what extent can I expect pain?

The duration of the treatment depends on the number of body areas that are treated and the amount of fat that is removed. The normal duration of treatment is between 30 minutes and 3 hours. The procedure is performed under sedation, so you don’t feel anything. Any pain that arises once the anaesthetics have worn off can be treated with a normal painkiller.

3. Which body areas are treated with liposuction?

Fat accumulates throughout the body. Areas that are regularly treated in women are the hips, the outside of the upper legs, the inside of the legs, the abdomen, the calves and ankles. Liposuction of the upper arms is also regularly performed. Men, on the other hand, usually have fat removed from the abdomen, back and so-called ‘love handles’, or flanks.

4. How is liposuction performed?

On the day of the operation, the plastic surgeon first accurately marks out the places on your body where the fat will be removed. Small incisions are made once a local anaesthesia has been administered. A large quantity of anaesthetic fluid is then injected with the aid of cannulas. It takes a while before it is incorporated. The fat cells are then sucked away. It is possible that the surgeon may ask you to change your posture and check whether sufficient fat has been removed. After the procedure, the incisions are covered with adhesive plasters. The application of sutures is superfluous due to the minimal size of the wounds.

5. When can I expect visible results?

The fat that has been removed is of course no longer visible after the liposuction. Yet the end result will also still not be visible. The treated area will be swollen as a result of the procedure and will need time to recover. Gradually you will see the results develop, with improved body contours. On average it takes 6 to 12 months before you will see the end result.

6. What can I expect after a liposuction?

Liquid may leak from the wounds during the hours after the liposuction. This is normal and can be taken care of with bandaging. Choose comfortable clothing that you can wear over the pressure dressing. It is advised to purchase several sets of this pressure dressing, so that you can change it regularly. The plastic surgeon will explain how long you will have to wear it. The treated area will feel sensitive and bruised for the first few days. Yet it is important to keep moving around, even if it’s just moderately and non-taxing.

7. Does liposuction leave permanent scars?

The incisions that are made are of minimal size, leaving only small scars. Since the incisions are made in places that are often hidden from view, these scars are generally not seen as unflattering or upsetting. Once the scar tissue has begun to heal, you may possibly also want to use a good scar cream to further limit any visibility.

8. Is it possible to have multiple areas treated at the same time?

Which areas you can have treated at the same time is assessed by the plastic surgeon. If it concerns several larger areas, a doctor can propose to carry out the procedure in phases, in various treatments.

9. Which complications are characteristic of liposuction?

Liposuction is successfully performed worldwide. It is a safe procedure that you should preferably have done by experienced plastic surgeons. Just like any other operation, the procedure is accompanied by general side effects. This includes swelling, bruising, skin discolouration, post-bleeding, infections and poor wound healing.

10. Is liposuction a good solution for cellulite?

Liposuction does not make your skin tighter or smoother. The structure of the skin can, however, look and feel less puffy. Other treatments may also be available to remove cellulite.

11. How soon can I work and exercise after a liposuction?

Since you may experience a bruised and sensitive feeling after the procedure, you should take it easy at first. However, it is not necessary to sit still or take bed rest. Build up any physical exercise, but do not immediately do heavy physical work or exercise intensively. Take a walk and do daily household chores. Most people go back to work one or two weeks after liposuction, depending on the type of work they do. You can do work outs again after six weeks.

12. Are the results of liposuction permanent?

Fat cells that are removed are gone forever. The results of the liposuction are then also in principle permanent. However, if you gain weight, you give other fat cells that have not been sucked away the chance to develop, which may result in new fat deposits. Regular exercise and a responsible diet are important after liposuction to maintain the improved body contours.

13. Where can I buy the right type of pressure dressing?

During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will provide you with information about suitable pressure dressing and/or bandages. Often specially tailored pressure dressing is advised for an optimal recovery. However, you can also use pressure dressing that is widely available, this is mainly figure corrective undergarments. The doctor may indicate what might be best in your situation.

14. Is liposuction reimbursed by my health insurer?

Unfortunately, there are no reimbursement options from a basic insurance. Additional care packages also offer very limited possibilities for reimbursement for liposuction. You can read all about this in the policy conditions of your health insurance policy.

15. Which liposuction disadvantages should I take into account?

It is often thought that liposuction is a way to lose weight quickly. That is not the case. People who are overweight are advised to first get rid of any excess weight on their own. Liposuction is an intervention that focuses on stubborn fat. Sometimes small scars remain.

If you have any questions or requests and would like to have direct contact with us, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with more information.

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