Liposuction is a popular option among body contouring surgeries. This procedure is used to correct stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is an ideal option for people with unwanted fat in certain areas who want to achieve a clear body contour.
Liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia. First, the surgeon injects a solution into the area where he wants to remove the fat. This solution facilitates the procedure by dissolving the fat cells. A thin tube called a cannula is then inserted through a small incision into the area where the fat deposits are. The cannula is connected to a vacuum device to remove the fat via vacuum. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions can be carefully sutured or left open for drainage.
Vaser liposuction is a liposuction technique that targets fat cells using ultrasonic waves. First, ultrasonic waves are used to separate fat cells from the surrounding tissue. This releases the fat cells, which are then vacuumed out.
Power assisted liposuction (PAL) is a liposuction technique that uses a special cannula to break down fat cells using vibrational energy. PAL allows the surgical cannula to move back and forth quickly, thus removing fat tissue faster and in a less traumatic way. This technique is used especially in cases where a large amount of fat needs to be removed or in areas of dense tissue. Compared to general liposuction techniques, PAL usually results in less bleeding, swelling and bruising and allows patients to recover faster.
S.A.F.E liposuction (Separation, Aspiration, Fat Equalization) is a liposuction technique that aims to separate and aspirate fat cells and equalize fat thickness under the skin. This method uses a three-step process. First, a solution is injected into the tissue surrounding the fat cells and decomposes the fat cells. In the second stage, most of the separated fat cells are removed by aspiration. In the final stage, the remaining fat cells are evened out, which flattens the fat layer under the skin and provides a contoured appearance.
The main purpose of the S.A.F.E. liposcution method is to prevent the formation of skin irregularities after the liposction procedure. For this purpose, in the S.A.F.E liposuction technique, the fat tissue is first separated from the overlying skin tissue and freed. Afterwards, with the “equalization method”, the remaining fat layer is distributed under the skin to achieve a more even and smooth result.
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction
1. What is S.A.F.E. liposuction?
S.A.F.E. liposuction is a liposuction technique that involves the separation of fat cells, aspiration and equalization of fat. This smooths the fat layer under the skin and provides a contoured look.
2. How does S.A.F.E. liposuction work?
This method uses a three-step process. First, a solution is injected into the tissue surrounding the fat cells and decomposes the fat cells. In the second stage, most of the separated fat cells are removed by aspiration. In the final stage, the remaining fat cells are equalized.
3. What are the advantages of S.A.F.E. liposuction?
The main advantage of S.A.F.E. liposuction is that it provides a natural and aesthetic appearance by equalizing the fat layer under the skin. This makes the treated area look smooth and contoured. It also offers a less traumatic treatment option and allows for a faster recovery time.
4. Who is S.A.F.E. liposuction suitable for?
S.A.F.E. liposuction is an ideal option for people over a certain age who want to smoothen their body fat and body shape. However, a specialist should be consulted before deciding on this treatment.
The recovery time after liposuction surgery varies depending on the size of the procedure and the general health status of the patient. Usually, most patients can return to normal activities after one day. However, as edema and inflammation persist in the body, it can often take several months for the final results to become apparent. During this period, it may be necessary to wear a corset and to perform skin massages if necessary.
In our clinic, we generally prefer the S.A.F.E. liposuction technique. We often combine this technique with power assisted liposuction (PAL), which facilitates the removal of fat cells and shortens the procedure time, or vaser, which breaks down fat cells using ultrasound energy. This combination not only provides an effective and fast result, but also improves patient comfort. Both S.A.F.E. liposuction, PAL and the vaser technique are minimally invasive methods, offering less damage, faster recovery time and superior results. However, the patient’s body structure, health status and expectations are also taken into account when deciding which technique to apply.
J-Plasma Skin Tightening
J-Plasma is an innovative treatment that offers an effective solution to sagging skin. Utilizing the power of cold helium plasma and radio frequency energy, it offers an effective and long-lasting solution for skin regeneration and tightening.
Often used in combination with Liposuction, Renuvion J-Plasma uses a combination of ionized helium gas and radio frequency to tighten the skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves an incision through which a cannula is inserted through a small incision to absorb fat and administer J-Plasma for skin tightening. The controlled heat generated by helium plasma energy stimulates natural collagen production, creating a pronounced tightening effect.
The procedure can be performed in an outpatient clinic and the recovery time is 48 to 72 hours. Wearing a compression garment for several weeks after treatment ensures optimal results.
We strongly recommend adding J-Plasma to liposuction for our patients who want to achieve optimal results. By incorporating J-Plasma, the treatment plan can achieve firmer and tighter skin in the treated areas, while preventing skin sagging after liposuction. Moreover, J-Plasma can also be applied independently to deal with loose skin as part of an anti-aging procedure.
Immediate results are noticeable after treatment, with further improvement over the course of the healing process for three months. Results are usually achieved nine months after the procedure.