Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s liposuction page. As a plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about the procedure. Techniques including vaser and laser liposuction, ideal candidates, recovery period, risks and complications and more… You will also have an idea regarding the liposuction prices in Dubai. If you would like to see liposuction before after pictures, I will show you during the consultation.
Liposuction is one of the most common procedures in aesthetic surgery. It is a fat removal procedure in which the fat accumulating in particular regions of the body. Vacuuming takes the fat out with the assistance of a fine cannula that can enter through a small hole.
The terms such as lipectomy, lipoplasty are also mean the same procedure. If you plan to have liposuction in Dubai, you will find out all the information you need.
Vaser liposuction is the new technology in body reshaping surgery. This technique melts the fat units by laser or ultrasound energy.
A cannula or thin tube which is in connection with aspirator vacuums the melted fat. Heating by energy also contributes to the increased production of collagen that ensures smoothness and strength to the skin. A beautiful, tight, and thin body show up.
The most obvious difference is recovery time. In the vaser liposuction, the incisions on the skin are so small that no need to stitch to close. During the procedure, bleeding is as the minimum and called as bloodless. Therefore, swelling and bruising seen after vaser liposuction are much less than that is after classical technique. Since the skin incisions are too small and bleeding is minimum. So that, wounds heal faster and the recovery period shortens.
Vaser liposuction reshapes the tissue, even if very little fat deposits removed. In terms of patient safety and surgical risks, laser and vaser liposuction techniques are pretty safe methods. You will be able to resume your work life a few days after having the procedure.
The fat quantity that vaser or laser liposuction can remove is limited as compared the classical technique. Therefore this method is not a proper option for a substantial amount of fat removal.
In classical liposuction, I cut the skin 3-4 mm near the suction area. Through the skin incision, I insert the cannulas in a diameter of 2, 3 or 4 mm underneath the skin. The out end of the cannula is in connection with a vacuum aspirator device. After I insert the cannula underneath the skin, I move it back and forth. The tip of the cannula disintegrates the fat tissue. An aspirator connected to the other end of the cannula vacuums disintegrated thin fat particles.
If your main concern is fat reduction and you need a substantial amount of fat removal, the classical method is better for you.
If you do not have much fat but want your body parts higher definition and fine reshaping, vaser or laser liposuction is better. For example, six-packs creation.
Liposuction is available anywhere on the body where extra fat tissue accumulated. Mostly applied regions are:
Persistent fat does not burn in spite of all kinds of diets and exercises.
Especially in women, fat tissue accumulates on the hip, thigh, abdomen and waist regions. Whereas in men, fat tissue accumulates mostly on the belly, waist and chest region.
The goal of liposuction is to achieve a harmonious appearance of these regions with the other body parts.
One of the most important availability criteria for liposuction is skin characteristics as well. As the years go on, the elasticity of the skin loses.
After fat removal underneath the skin, the skin inherently loosens. Normally due to skin elasticity, the skin shrinks after fat removal and becomes tense again. Therefore, the skin adapts to its new position easily. In patients older than 45, the skin may not adapt as they are at a younger age. Because the elasticity of the skin lessens or loses by aging.
The skin must be firm and elastic to achieve a good result in liposuction. If so, the skin will adapt and shrink easily. If the skin is loose and elasticity is lost, alternative method combinations such as skin tightening are useful.
Liposuction provides incredibly good results and well patient experience:
First of all, remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. It is a cosmetic procedure intended to body contouring and used for body reshaping only.
The first necessity for liposuction is that the general health conditions of the person must be good. Clean medical history, well medical conditions without systemic disease such as heart disease are essential.
Those who are not chubby or obese but have fat accumulation on particular regions of their bodies are suitable candidates.
Liposuction is an ideal solution for the removal of such redundancy. It is not a proper solution for a patient who says, “I gain weight so much, I want to look a bit slimmer”. Because the procedure helps to reshape and to correct body lines.
Ideally, it is useful for people:
My objective is to make you happy as achieving a proportionate body contour and giving a more appealing shape without a surgical mark. So, removal of fat deposits will improve your body image and restore your self-confidence.
Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed liposuction surgery before. Skin surface irregularities or under-correction are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary surgery. Therefore your first liposuction surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
The removable fat amount within the safety limits without risk is 5-6% of your body weight. In other words, if you are weighing 70 kg, up to 4 liters of fat is removable without any risk in liposuction.
If the removed fat amount exceeds the safety limit:
In terms of patient safety, optimum technical conditions are essential.
Before starting the surgery, I will mark the areas on your body and draw a liposuction map.
The procedure will be under either local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the fat removal area. I prefer local anesthesia for a limited area, general anesthesia for larger areas. It is an outpatient procedure when the liposuction involves a limited area.
At the beginning of the procedure, I infiltrate a special solution called tumescent to reduce bleeding and pain (Tumescent liposuction technique). Thus, both blood loss during the procedure and pain after the procedure are significantly minimized.
I will cut 3-4 mm skin as enough to let the cannula insert inside. Cutting the skin on places such as deep folds and joint surfaces and the area covered by bikini ensures the marks not visible.
Removing the fat from the deep layer is the key point to avoid skin surface irregularities. I will double-check the thickness of the remaining fat to secure the correction quality. In the end, I will close the skin incisions with a few small stitches.
Since the skin incisions are on the hidden places, the evidence of the incision marks will not be noticeable. They will disappear in a few months.
Swelling (edema) and bruising occur after liposuction surgery. The sensation of itching, tension, and shrinkage are common after the procedure.
When you take a look at the liposuction areas, they seem like no fat tissue has gone. As if nothing has changed. It is normal, no worries. Because swelling (edema) replaces the removed fat. The swelling gradually reduces in 15-20 days. Your actual body line begins to appear after weeks.
As the swelling reduces, you will notice that liposuction areas are not soft as they were before. This arises from cellular wound healing activity as a natural consequence of the body repairing mechanism.
The bruising that occurs after surgery gradually disappears within 10-15 days.
If you have liposuction alone and not involve a large area, you will be able to leave the hospital on the same day. For patient safety, one-day hospitalization is necessary if massive fat is removed.
You will be able to take a shower and fulfill your casual works yourself after 2-3 days.
You will be able to swim after 15 days as enough to heal the skin cuts.
Concomitant mild pain may occur on the first day after liposuction. The pain you will feel is not so severe and pain medication can relieve pain easily. You will not feel pain at rest. The pain will only be felt in motion or when you press with your hand on the liposuction area. The pain is not as severe as you will feel discomfort.
You will be able to mobilize with the assistance of the accompanying person 2-3 hours after surgery. Even massive fat is removed, you will be able to mobilize without assistance on the next day.
Within a few days, you will feel good enough to take around. Do not forget that, the sooner you get mobile, the sooner you recover. That is the general rule of liposuction surgery.
If your work is not heavy, you will be able to resume work and even travel.
Resuming to casual life and physical activities as soon as possible reduces the risks after liposuction surgery. You need 2-3 weeks to begin heavier activities depending on the recovery process.
Wearing the corset or tight socks for the first 3-4 weeks is crucial following liposuction. Such garments ensure adaptation of the skin to underlying tissue and shaping of the surface.
Softening of the skin due to the lessening the swelling, gaining the normal consistency take about 3 months. That means you will see the eventual result after a couple of months.
Surgery is feasible at any time in the year. The ideal time for liposuction depends on your decision. Wearing the corset in the summertime is another consideration.
Patients who are available for surgery only in the summer can also have surgery. However do not forget to use sun protection creams. Sunlight may lead to hyperpigmentation or discoloration on the liposuction area.
Even if the body shape does not settle within a few weeks, the swelling reduces, and the bruising disappears completely in 2 weeks.
Regional fat deposits challenge as stubborn accumulations that you cannot burn in spite of diet and exercise. The only, definitive and permanent way of getting rid of fat deposits is liposuction surgery.
If you do not pay attention to feeding habits, you may gain weight afterward. Almost all my patients ask this question: “What if I gain weight after liposuction?”. Here is the answer…
Liposuction procedure permanently removes the fat. Because the fat cells in the body are not proliferative. The fat tissue in the body proliferates up to the age of 10-11, then proliferation stops. Afterward, the volume of the fat cells increases as the body grows or you gain weight. When fat cells in a region go out and reduce in number, the number of fat cells in that region remains constant. The remaining fat cells do not proliferate again.
If you gain weight afterward, only the cellular content, therefore the size of the cells increases. Hence, new fat deposit disperses throughout the body proportionately, no accumulation in a particular region emerges again. Liposuction regions gain weight only as much as they share on their part.
Therefore, the obtained results are permanent. The image on the left shows the fat accumulation pattern after weight gaining.
The complication rates of liposuction are the compilation of medical literature data. The rates may vary depending on the patient’s medical conditions, age, skin elasticity, fat amount and surgeon’s experience. That does not mean you will experience all those complications after liposuction.
Although, the risk and complication rate is never zero, thorough medication and surgical techniques provide well patient experience and satisfaction.
I divide the risk and complications of liposuction into two groups:
Post-operative soft tissue infection is pretty rare following liposuction. As a precaution, antibiotic medication can prevent post-operative infection risk.
In mega-liposuction cases, excessive fat reduction above 6% of total body weight may lead to systemic complications such as fat metabolism disorders, fluid-mineral imbalance, and vascular occlusions. By the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the safety limit of fat reduction is up to 5% of total body weight. In my practice, I usually remove the fat less than 3% of body weight. Therefore I have not experienced such serious complications.
Cosmetic complications are all related to the plastic surgeon’s experience. Asymmetries, skin surface irregularities may occur due to the removed fat amount and its distribution. Deep plan liposuction and checking the fat thickness during the procedure avoid skin irregularities and contour deformities.
Sunlight may lead to skin color changes and darkening (Hyperpigmentation). So, you should avoid sun exposure until the swelling dissolves completely.
After all, liposuction provides a permanent and drastic improvement in your body shape.
IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.
How much does liposuction cost in Dubai?
Liposuction costs in Dubai vary according to the amount of fat tissue, size and number of the region where fat to be removed. The anesthesia type also affects surgical cost. In my practice:
Liposuction price: 10.000 AED ($2.750) (First area)
Each extra area: 4.000 – 5.000 AED, ($1.100-1.350)
The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, liposuction garment, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Deep sedation or general anesthesia options, additional overnight stay are subject to extra payment.
Get ready to look and feel best with liposuction… You deserve…