What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted persistent compartments of fat around the body. Often referred to as ‘lipo’, it is not an answer for people just wanting to reduce their weight, but instead, a practice that eradicates fat deposits in areas that can be particularly difficult to lose naturally.

Why women choose Liposuction?

Why women choose Liposuction?

A high amount of exercise and healthy eating may not be enough to eliminate all fat stored in the body. Therefore, this provides an adequate solution. Shifting this weight can hone and refine physical appearance in crucial body areas such as hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and upper arms, thus improving self-confidence.

Why women choose Liposuction?
Liposuction operation

Liposuction operation

  • It will take place at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Memorial Hospital
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 1-6 hours
  • You will be required to stay in Istanbul for a total of 3-8 nights
  • Patient will stay overnight in the hospital after the operation
Liposuction operation
Procedure details: Liposuction

Procedure details: Liposuction

Liposuction procedure is the extraction by the suction of fatty tissue under the skin through small holes. These holes do not usually leave a visible scar. Therefore, after treatment, it is unnoticeable that you have had liposuction.

The duration of the procedure is determined according to the size of the surgical site where the fat tissue between the skin and the muscle is pulled through. The bigger the area, the more the time that is required for the operation.

Liposuction is a surgery that requires a lot of care and experience. The decision sucking from the surface and deep in the body, and how much liposuction from the patient that needs to be done are decisions that are to be made with caution. Liposuction may also use lasers and ultrasonic energies. However, these are auxiliary devices which cannot be named as a technique.

Liposuction surgery can be performed in the form of high def liposuction in suitable people. In this procedure, normal liposuction in the body as well as muscle anatomy is intended to become clear.

Procedure details: Liposuction

How to prepare for Liposuction?

You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Liposuction is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

Share all the details regarding medicines you have been prescribed before, with your surgeon.


Smoking is prohibited, including electronic cigarettes, and this due to there being potential risks post-surgery, and slower recovery times. You must also refrain from all other tobacco products.


You should attempt to have a stabilized body weight prior to your surgery. In the period of three weeks before surgery, you should not lose more than 2 kilograms. 

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

Please refrain from consuming herbal products such as teas and supplements.


You must not take medication such as coraspin, aspirin, ecopirin, coumadin, clexan, or any other type of blood thinning medicines.


Painkillers are only allowed to be taken if they contain paracetamol. If you must take them – and they don’t contain paracetamol – inform your surgeon and they will advise.


Check your weight status with your surgeon and inform him of any changes.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

Eating and drinking eight hours prior to your surgery is not permitted. This also includes drinking water and chewing gum.


We advise to take a shower twice in quick succession before your operation. Once, the night before, and if possible, again on the morning of surgery.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

We kindly ask you not to wear jewelry, put on makeup and remove contact lenses on the day of your operation.


Comfortable clothing is strongly recommended, and the surgeon’s preference will be for you to wear a buttoned-shirt.

After the Liposuction

Your Liposuction will be carried out with the utmost care by your surgeon and you can be sure that the same standard of care will continue during the regular post operative checks to ensure a smooth recovery.


The procedure may be conducted under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the size of the field of use. Post-liposuction discomfort is generally mild. This is because your surgeon dilates the fatty tissue with the solution and usually adds local anaesthetics to the solution to extract the fat. 

You'll need to wear a garment or bandage on the liposuction region for about 20 days. These special garments are typically not seen through the clothing, because they're very thin. You can get back to your social life between 1 day to 1 week depending on the size of your application area.

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Frequently Asked Questions of Liposuction

  • 01 Will I see my Doctor before the Liposuction? Yes, the Doctor will need to see you before any operation to plan the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
  • 02 Why would I want Liposuction? Despite an appropriate lifestyle, you can have this surgery if you have regional fatation disproportionate to the rest of your body. If you want to give aesthetic curves to some parts of your body, then you can have this surgery. Additionally, if no diet or sport can help you burn fat, then you can consider it too.
  • 03 Is Liposuction OK for me? If you are over the age of 18 who does not have skin sagging and have regional fat, then Liposuction is an operation you can consider.
  • 04 What is involved in the operation? An adrenaline solution is injected into the subcutaneous adipose tissue through a small hole in the area to be treated and the adipose tissue is rendered disintegrated without bleeding. If necessary, probes using laser or ultrasonic energy are applied into the adipose tissue. Then the fat tissue is removed through vacuum cannulas.
  • 05 What are the risks? This operation doesn’t have a higher risk than a standard surgical procedure. However, rare cases of risk is mostly caused by the application of overweight people who are not suitable for this operation.
  • 01 Will I have pain after the Liposuction? Severity of the pain is completely related to how many regions liposuction is performed. Considering the heaviest form, the first 4 days after surgery, you feel aches only when moving. Then, you’ll have pain as if you've been participating in heavy sports activities.
  • 02 When will the Doctor be checking up on me? Your doctor will be checking you on the 1st and 5th day after your surgery.
  • 03 How many nights will I stay in the hospital for my Liposuction? You will be required to stay in the hospital for the night following your surgery.
  • 04 How long does it take for me to recover completely? Right after surgery your body will look significantly better instantly. However, you will see the full results after 4 months.
  • 05 Will I be left with scars after the operation? Liposuction does not make noticeable scars because it is made of very small holes which can heal quickly.
  • 01 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for six nights.
  • 02 How long am I going to need to take off work? You will be required to take 4 to 7 days off depending on the size of the liposuction area.
  • 03 Does the price include everything? All the operation procedures, accommodation, airport concierge, dedicated patient coordinator, and transfers is included in the priced, but you will need to purchase flights to Istanbul.


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