Liposuction

Worldwide, more than two hundred thousand of people have liposuction each year.*1 You are not alone. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate for liposuction.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure involving the suction of excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It is not a weight-loss procedure. The objective is sculpting the body by removing fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Many different regions of the body can be addressed with liposuction.*2 Through liposuction, you can achieve a leaner and more harmonious appearance.

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Problems & Solutions

Liposuction procedure is customized according to each patient’s needs. It is an ideal treatment for many problems but not applicable for others.

I successfully lost weight, but I can’t get rid of some local fat pockets.

It sounds like you are an ideal candidate for liposuction! Unfortunately, some fat deposits...

I’m at my ideal weight but I have facial fat which makes me look not fit.

It is not easy to get rid of the excess fat in the face through diet and exercise. However, you can have...

I don’t like my love handles. Otherwise, I love my body.

Love handles are a common problem. Fortunately, liposuction is very successful at reshaping the waist...

After significant weight loss, I still have fat deposits and sagging skin.

In your case, liposuction may not be the solution. If you have sagging skin and too much residual fat...

My upper arm became fatty and flabby in the recent years.

In women, this is very common. In the upper arm region of many women, fat is accumulated, and a pendulous...

I like my upper body and my butt. But my thighs are a problem.

Thighs are strategic parts of the feminine figure. They are right next to the butt. So how they look also...

I feel like my hips ruin my silhouette. They just don’t fit.

Hips have huge effects on your overall appearance. Your surgeon, through liposuction, can carefully...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

For a very long time, I thought the unbalanced appearance of my body was my fate. My fat deposits didn’t respond to diet or exercise. I thought, I had to live like this. Then I learned that liposuction can carefully reshape the whole body contours. The results? It’s like I have a new body now!
Melynda Martin Liposuction
I recommend this clinic to everybody! Especially to foreign patients like me… Forget about all your concerns. They are very experienced. All you do is talk about your problems and goals. They do everything. Hotel? Transportation? Paperwork? They will manage all.
Nikki Bennett Liposuction

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Liposuction?

It is not hard to be eligible for a liposuction. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!

  • The first requirement for every cosmetic surgery procedure is to be healthy.
  • If you have excess fat deposits on specific parts of your body (such as abdomen, waist, back, buttocks, calves, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, chest, chin, and neck), which you can’t get rid of via diet and exercise, liposuction may be an ideal treatment for you.
  • It is important to have a stable weight before the liposuction. If you are within 30% of your ideal weight and you have an elastic skin, you may be an excellent candidate.
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What are the Expected Outcomes of Liposuction?

The outcomes of Liposuction can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

You can’t have a meaningful weight loss through liposuction but when done by an experienced and talented plastic surgeon, your body will look leaner and shapelier. You’ll have a fitter and younger appearance. You look better, and you enjoy fitting into your clothes. You’ll wear your bikini, and you won’t be shy at the beach anymore! Besides, liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body. If you keep your weight stable, the result will be long-lasting.

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. For most people fatty appearance of some body regions is a serious concern. If you are not happy with your body, you can experience serious psychological distress which can negatively affect your self-confidence. Therefore, after procedure, strong psychological benefits are expected. You will start to love your body more. Your self-confidence will be boosted.

How is a Liposuction Done?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to remove excess fat from various body areas. It is customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, liposuction requires anesthesia. Your surgeon will decide whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is more suitable for your case.

Surgery

The essence of the liposuction procedure is the removal of excess fat pockets from specific regions of the body. During the surgery, your surgeon will form very small incisions. Then a special solution will be given inside the body. After that, using a special tube, the fat tissue will be suctioned.

From which regions the fat will be removed depends the specific case of each patient. The potential regions include abdomen, waist, back, buttocks, calves, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, chest, chin, and neck. Surgical procedure involves making small incisions in the area which has fat deposits and inserting a tool called cannula into the fat pocket. This tool is attached to a suction device to suction the fat. The duration of the surgery depends on the extent of fat removal.

Risks and Complications*3

Liposuction has long term benefits and very low complication risk, with an overall complication rate of 2.47%. The risk increases if it is combined with other procedures; while solitary liposuction has a 0.7% complication rate, when combined it is 3.5%. The probable complications are:

    Early complications:

  • Contour deformity
  • Skin depressions/elevations
  • Edema
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Embolism

    Late complications:

  • Edema
  • Lymphedema
  • Hypertrophic scar formation
  • Ecchymosis
  • Skin laxity

    Patient related factors:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Age

    Surgeon/Operation Related Factors:

  • Surgery site
  • Operational procedure
  • Postoperative care

What To Expect During A Liposuction Recovery?

The First Week

After your surgery is done, your surgeon will make you wear compression garments. After 1-2 days, you will be able to walk, freely. Some pain, swelling and bruising are normal. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication. Your pain, swelling and discomfort will gradually ease. Just a few days after the procedure, you will be able to return to work. Gentle walking is safe and recommended.

Later

After a few weeks, you can return to all of your normal activities including exercise. After a few months, swelling will be completely dissipated and final results of your procedure will be visible. Your surgeon will conduct follow-up appointments with you. It is very important to follow post-op instructions given by your surgeon. Your surgeon will provide a customized recovery plan based on your needs and your level of healing.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Liposuction, when performed by an experienced surgeon on a suitable patient, is a miraculous procedure! We can carefully sculpt the whole body.”

What to Do Before the Liposuction

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After the Liposuction?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Take your pain medication, anticoagulants and antibiotics, as scheduled.
  • Wear compression garments as prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Return to physical activities like fast-paced walking when your surgeon approves. This will probably take a few weeks.
  • Your surgeon will create an individualized recovery plan based on your liposuction procedure and healing rate. You should follow all post-operative instructions meticulously.
  • If anything unusual happens, please contact us.
  • Love yourself and show the world how beautiful you are!

Quote from the Doctor

“Liposuction can be performed on almost all areas of the body where excess fat is present, even on face. Your procedure will be customized according to your needs.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about liposuction.

All surgical procedures come with risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
During the surgery you may experience pressure or other sensations, but you won’t feel pain. After the surgery, especially the first week, you will experience some pain, but it can be controlled with pain medication.
After a few days, you can return to work. After 1 week, you will start to feel much better. After a few weeks, you will resume your regular activities. After a few months, recovery will be completed.
If you are healthy and close to your ideal weight, have excess fat deposits resistant to exercise and diet in specific regions of your body, have elastic skin, and your weight is stable, you can be a good candidate.
The most common regions include abdomen, waist, back, buttocks, calves, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, chest, chin, and neck.
You can’t have a meaningful weight-loss via liposuction. Liposuction is for the removal of fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet.
The type of anesthesia used depends on the specific case of the patient. Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is used.
The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of fat removal. The surgery usually takes one to four hours.
During surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions in the area which has fat deposits and inserting a tool called cannula into the fat pocket. This tool is attached to a suction device to suction the fat.
Based on the number of insertion points, the number of scars can change and because of the smallness of cannula, the scars are small like a few millimeters in length.*4 They are not visible scars and over time, they will fade.
The total cost can vary according to type of surgical technique and procedure. You can contact us for detailed information.
Pregnancy does not permanently change the results of liposuction. If you lose the excess weight of pregnancy, your liposuction improvements will return as they were before the pregnancy.
All surgical procedures come with risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
Although liposuction is not an effective procedure to treat cellulite, by extracting the fat deposits in certain areas, important improvement can be achieved. However, they will not vanish completely.
Absolutely yes! Physical and psychological improvements are worth it. You will look better and feel better. You will have a most positive self-image.
Your surgeon will prepare a detailed and a customized plan by discussing your goals, desires and expectations with you. He will ask you some questions about your medical history and make a physical examination. He will provide treatment options and before-after photos.
Through liposuction, your excess fat deposits which are resistant to diet and exercise will be suctioned. You can achieve a leaner and more harmonious appearance.
You have to avoid strenuous physical activities for 2 weeks. At this point, you will be able to begin light exercises. You can resume all physical activities after 6 weeks.
There is no certain rule about the age, but the important thing is that you should be in good health and should have a good skin quality.
When you work with a highly experienced and an understanding doctor like the ones our clinic work with, you will be definitely satisfied with your results. They and their staff work tenderly to provide high quality care and fascinating results.

Problems & Solutions

Liposuction procedure is customized according to each patient’s needs. It is an ideal treatment for many problems but not applicable for others.

It sounds like you are an ideal candidate for liposuction! Unfortunately, some fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise. You may not successfully get rid of them no matter how much you try. Luckily, liposuction is an amazing treatment for this problem. Abdomen, waist, and thighs are popular regions for resistant fat removal through liposuction. However, there are many other regions available for liposuction including upper arms, hips, and lower legs.
It is not easy to get rid of the excess fat in the face through diet and exercise. However, you can have facial liposuction to solve this problem. Liposuction is quite successful at treating facial fat. Of course, in the case of face, much lower amounts of fat are removed compared to other liposuction areas such as abdomen and waist. Commonly treated areas include the jawline, neckline, cheeks, and chin. It’s also a much less invasive face surgery compared to facelift. Your surgeon can help you to understand which facial surgery approach is the best one for your case.
Love handles are a common problem. Fortunately, liposuction is very successful at reshaping the waist. The waist has a central importance in the female figure because it connects the breast area to butt and thigh area. Liposuction performed on the waist affects the whole body. In order to achieve amazing and more balanced results, liposuction can be performed on multiple regions of the body in a combined manner.
In your case, liposuction may not be the solution. If you have sagging skin and too much residual fat, abdominoplasty may be the ideal treatment. In abdominoplasty, excess fat and skin is removed from the abdomen to achieve a thinner and flatter appearance. You may also have abdominoplasty combined with liposuction performed on other areas of your body to achieve enhancement on your whole body.
In women, this is very common. In the upper arm region of many women, fat is accumulated, and a pendulous appearance arises. Fortunately, liposuction is an affective treatment for this problem. Via liposuction, the fat deposits are reduced. Thanks to the excellent skin retraction in this area, amazing results are achieved. Upper arm region is a prominent indicator of age. So, enhancement of this region will provide a youthful appearance.
Thighs are strategic parts of the feminine figure. They are right next to the butt. So how they look also directly affects how your butt looks. They also directly affect the way your legs look. There are three sections of the thighs that are available for liposuction. The outer thighs (known as “saddlebags”) have central importance on your overall shape. Performing liposuction on outer thighs is an effective way of sculpting your whole figure. The inner thighs determine the relationship between the legs. A “gap” between the legs is achieved through performing liposuction on inner thighs. The posterior thighs determine how your butt looks. A more prominent appearance is achieved through performing liposuction on outer thighs.
Hips have huge effects on your overall appearance. Your surgeon, through liposuction, can carefully sculpt your hips to achieve a well-defined and aesthetically pleasing silhouette. If liposuction is simultaneously performed on other regions of your body, a much more balanced result is guaranteed.
References

1. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. (2022). International Survey On Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2020. May 31, 2022. https://www.isaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ISAPS-Global-Survey_2020.pdf

2. Pelosi, M. A., 3rd, & Pelosi, M. A., 2nd (2010). Liposuction. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 37(4), 507–viii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2010.09.004

3. Shannon Wu, BA, Demetrius M. Coombs, MD and Raffi Gurunian, MD,PhD. (2020). Liposuction: Concepts, safety, and techniques in body-contouring surgery. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 87 (6) 367-375. https://doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.87a.19097

4. Chia, C. T., Neinstein, R. M., & Theodorou, S. J. (2017). Evidence-Based Medicine. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 139(1), 267e–274e. https://doi.org/10.1097/prs.0000000000002859