Treatment Guides

Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is used to reshape and contour different areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. The basic technique removes the excess fat by using suction to draw it out through a hollow tube called a cannula although there are different types of liposuction available.

The content has been reviewed for quality and accuracy to the best of our knowledge by Qunomedical and its Medical Board of Experts.

quick details
WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Liposuction is most successful on those with good skin elasticity, muscle tone and within 30 percent of their ideal weight.
  • Healthy people that do not have medical conditions that can interfere with healing.
  • Liposuction is more successful for nonsmokers.
SUCCESS
  • 90 percent of people who have had liposuction report that the procedure was worth it.
RECOVERY TIME
  • You can return to work 2 to 3 days after having liposuction.
  • You can return to normal activities after 2 weeks.
  • Bruising should be expected to last for a few weeks after liposuction.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • If liposuction is performed at your local clinic, you will be there for 3 to 7 hours.
  • If done abroad, you will stay in the clinic for up to 1 night. You will need to be abroad for 4 to 6 days.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Skin dimpling or contouring problems
  • Bruises, soreness, swelling or pain
  • Scars
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Skin discoloration
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Liposuction is a popular type of cosmetic procedure that is used to remove stubborn pockets of fat that people are unable to get rid of through diet and exercise. It is commonly performed by a plastic surgeon on the face, hips, abdomen, thighs or buttocks to improve their contours. Liposuction may be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as facelifts or tummy tucks.

What types of liposuction are there?


There are four different types of liposuction people might receive, The different types include tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction and water-jet assisted liposuction.

Tumescent


The most common type of liposuction is tumescent liposuction. In this procedure, the surgeon injects a solution of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine in the area from which fat deposits will be suctioned out. The use of this sterile injection makes it easier to suction the fat and decreases pain and blood loss.

Ultrasound-assisted


Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is also called UAL liposuction. In this procedure, sound waves are used to rupture the fat cells, which liquefies the fat. This makes it easier to suction the fat out.

Laser-assisted


In laser-assisted liposuction, the surgeon uses a laser to rupture the fat cells and liquefy the fat. Once the fat is liquefied, it is then removed.

Water-jet assisted


Water-jet assisted liposuction relies on pressurized saline. The saline stream is used to loosen the fat cells instead of rupturing them so that the removal process might be gentler.

How does liposuction work?


Liposuction normally does not require general anaesthesia and is performed as an outpatient procedure using local anaesthesia and sedation. The surgery itself can last two to three hours, but the time at the clinic where the procedure is performed may last from three to seven hours. If having liposuction treatment abroad, you will often need to stay at the clinic or hospital for 1 night.

Here are the steps of a liposuction procedure:

liposuction procedure

1. Anaesthesia


To perform tumescent liposuction, which is the most common type of liposuction technique that is performed, general anaesthesia is normally not needed. People may instead receive a local anaesthetic made of lidocaine along with a mild sedative for the removal of fat in targeted locations. The surgeon may use general anaesthesia if large amounts of fat will be removed from multiple locations.

2. Placement of the incision


After administering the anaesthetic agent, the surgeon will then start the liposuction procedure by making small, discrete incisions at predetermined locations on the body. In most cases, the incision's size will range from 1/4 to 1/3 inch (or 6 to 8 mm). The surgeon will make the incisions in concealed areas or in natural creases so that scarring will be minimal. Surgeons who perform liposuction normally do not make large incisions unless the surgery is completed in combination with other surgeries such as a tummy tuck.

3. Reduction of the fat tissue


After the incisions are made, the surgeon will then use a thin cannula by inserting it through the incision. This is used to remove the unwanted fat from the deeper tissue layers. The doctor will move the cannula back and forth to manipulate and dislodge the fat tissue. After disrupting the fat cells, it is easier to suction and remove them by using a pump or syringe that is attached to the cannula's other end.

4. Assisted techniques


Doctors may use heat-based techniques such as ultrasound- or laser-assisted techniques, or they may use waterjet-assisted techniques to help to perform the liposuction in a less invasive and more precise manner. In these techniques, the controlled heat or pressurized saline stream is used to liquefy the fat cells. These techniques do not require as much physical manipulation of the fat by the surgeon. Before and after the procedure, the patients will be given intravenous fluids to compensate for losses of bodily fluids and blood.

5. Closure of the incisions


Following the removal of the targeted fat deposits, the surgeon will use sutures to close the incisions. Temporary drain tubes may be placed beneath the skin in the incisions to drain excess fluid and to minimize the risk of infection. The sutures and drain tubes will be removed approximately one week to 10 days after the liposuction. If the sutures used are absorbable, then you will not have to return to the clinic to have them removed.

6. Post-operative and recovery phases

After liposuction, the doctor will give you post-operative instructions. You should expect to rest for a couple of days and to wear compression garments for a few weeks. You may also be given prescriptions for medications to reduce swelling and pain and antibiotics to prevent infections.

What should I expect from liposuction?


For the first few weeks after having liposuction, you should expect to experience some post-operative swelling. Most patients will see approximately 90 percent of the results from their liposuction procedures within about four weeks. Since the fat cells are permanently removed, fat should not return to the treated areas. However, if you gain weight after liposuction, the new fat might be deposited elsewhere in the body.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.
quno price
Below are price ranges for Liposuction at Qunomedical-approved clinics.
price calculation

The cost of a liposuction depends on what liposuction technique you choose, where you choose to be treated and if it needs to be combined with other treatments.

The pricing differential depends on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, or practicing costs, which may differ greatly from country to country.

popular destinations

Displayed locations reflect starting prices per area for liposuction booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.

Liposuction is offered in 15 countries

In Budapest from € 275

In Brno from € 300

In Cairo from € 600

In Manila from € 630

In Tijuana from € 780

In Guadalajara from € 2,370

In Cancun from € 2,440

In Wroclaw from € 790

In Katowice from € 840

In Krakow from € 840

In Jelenia Gora from € 1,030

In Szczecin from € 2,200

In Phuket from € 860

In Bangkok from € 1,430

In Istanbul from € 1,100

In Antalya from € 2,000

In Bodrum from € 2,200

In Vilnius from € 1,800

In Zagreb from € 1,918

In Denpasar from € 2,380

In Kuala Lumpur from € 2,720

In Hamburg from € 2,800

In Munich from € 4,000

In San Jose from € 2,910

In Marbella from € 3,000

Reviews

4.8

16 Reviews in All Countries

friendliness

facilities

5 Star

(14)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Filter by Destination
Filter by Rating
Sort by

Verified Patient

Jenna F.,

United Kingdom

January 27, 2020

| GOP Hospital, Turkey

overall

friendliness

facilities

DR Anı you have cahnged my life I can proudly say after giving birth my body was not the same but with some lipo and a little touch here and a little touch there I am feeling great about my Mummy Make Over.

When asked If I could write a review about my treatment and my journey in Istanbul I said sure. I am a mother of 2 and have wanted to have surgery for years but just could not decide on where to have it. A friend recommended Dr Anı and was she right.. DR Anı you have cahnged my life I can proudly say after giving birth my body was not the same but with some lipo and a little touch here and a little touch there I am feeling great about my Mummy Make Over. The hospital GOP was very clean the nurses were helpfull and Funda and her team thank you for all your support. I still keep in touch with Funda and send her up dated photos. If you have any concerns about treatment overseas you must think about GOP. They are the best Thank you

Verified Patient

Reem A.,

Qatar

overall

friendliness

facilities

I left the clinic with full satisfaction and happiness.

I left the clinic with full satisfaction and happiness. I was very happy with Dr. Ilkay and all the staff.

Verified Patient

Anonymous,

Israel

overall

friendliness

facilities

Ich bin mit ihren Klinik, mit meiner Behandlung und der Aufmerksamkeit, die ich bekomme habe sehr zufrieden gewesen.

Hallo Zusammen. Ich bin mit ihren Klinik, mit meiner Behandlung und der Aufmerksamkeit, die ich bekomme habe sehr zufrieden gewesen. Dafür möchte ich mich bedanken, vor allem danke ich Göksel der mich super nett begleitet und betreut hat über meinen gesamten Aufenthalt. Danke LG.

Verified Patient

Katie,

United Kingdom

August 20, 2019

| GOP Hospital, Turkey

overall

friendliness

facilities

Everything was explained throughly plenty of times. After the procedure i spent a peaceful night in the hospital and the staff were happy to help as and when i needed it.

I was a little nervous about the whole procedure as i was going alone. I was picked up from the airport by 2 gentlemen in a comfortable car and was taken to my hotel. On the journey i was spoken to by my representative and everything was explained. I was put at ease and enjoyed the relaxing evening in a lovely hotel. The next morning i was picked up again and taken to the hospital. I was a little bit apprehensive about the language barrier but my rep was fluent in both turkish and English and put me at ease. Everything was explained throughly plenty of times. After the procedure i spent a peaceful night in the hospital and the staff were happy to help as and when i needed it. Next morning i was discharged with all relevant pain relief and taken back to my hotel. The staff could not have been more helpful, they were very considerate and extremely accommodating. After the week recovering i was taken back to the airport and flew home. I have had several messages asking how i am and follow up txt. I am extremely happy with my results. The one thing i will advice is pay in cash.. once you have exchanged from this rate to that rate it added a few extra £££ to my bill.

Verified Patient

Sam,

Germany

overall

friendliness

facilities

Thank you so much to all.

Reyap Hospital is High quality, Hygienic, very friendly environment. Thank you so much to all.

Verified Patient

Paul,

Germany

overall

friendliness

facilities

Thanks lots Medilife

I am very pleased with my surgery results from now. The Crew were amazing and the hospital was also very nice. I could not imagine going anywhere else for surgery. Thanks lots Medilife

Verified Patient

Stefanie,

Germany

overall

friendliness

facilities

Dr. Eyüboğlu was the right doctor for me

I would like to thank the doctor who is always ready there for me with a beautiful smile. I liked him so much. Thanks to God that I was operated by you. Many thanks for your interest and concern; I wish you continued success.

Verified Patient

Sabine,

Germany

overall

friendliness

facilities

Ich danke Herrn Dr. Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu vom Herzen

Ich habe einen exzellenten Service von ihm erhalten.

Verified Patient

Khalid,

South Africa

June 9, 2018

| GOP Hospital, Turkey

overall

friendliness

facilities

Very friendly and very professional that's how I would like to describe my experience in this treatment journey to Turkey. My experience with Qunomedical is excellent.

I was picked up from the airport to the 5 stars hotel. Then next morning from the hotel to the hospital for the consultation and admission. The coordinator was also a translator and she was at a very high level of professionalism. She was with me through all the stages till the Operating Room. The Doctor was excellent both in knowledge and practice. She elaborated in details everything to expect from the start till the end of the vaser liposuction procedure. Personality was awesome for all of the staff including nurses and technicians and the cleaners. During the visit I was given all the time I needed and all the information about my status. Very friendly and very professional that's how I would like to describe my experience in this treatment journey to Turkey. My experience with Qunomedical is excellent.

Verified Patient

Lynette,

Australia

August 20, 2017

| Yanhee Hospital, Thailand

overall

friendliness

facilities

The preliminary interview with the surgeon was excellent and detailed. The difficulty I experienced was with the lack of adequate pain relief.

The preliminary interview with the surgeon was excellent and detailed. The hospital facilities were clean but very basic and no frills. The difficulty I experienced was with the lack of adequate pain relief. In Australia I would have had 3 days of strong pain relief but here I had only one. On the second day following major surgery I was offered panadol. The communication with Qunomedical was often slow due to difficulties with obtaining information in Thailand I suspect.