Body Sculpting

Body Sculpting procedure can be done with Lipofilling and Liposculpting. Liposculpture (lipomodelling, liposculpture) of the body is a method of correcting body contours by collecting and redistributing fat cells from “problem areas”. 

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting  called ‘Liposculpture’ (lipomodelling) is also a complex operation for the complex transformation of the body and the creation of the desired figure, with the removal of fat from unwanted fat deposit areas, the creation of beautiful body contours. The most important distinction of the liposculpture from the liposuction is it reshapes the body to a desired form. Liposculpture provides good correction of the waist, hips, legs, arms, back and even the face. The body shapes are corrected and a beautiful relief is created. This procedure can include both vaser liposuction and liposuction with lipofilling. Lipofilling or fat transfer is the possibility of transferring fat to other places to create volume if necessary. By aging and gaining weight, localized fat deposits in the body become more and more voluminous. In some areas, on the contrary, over time, a lack of soft tissues is formed, which further disturbs the contours of the face and body. The optimal solution in such a situation is rightfully considered body liposculpture – body modeling at the expense of its own adipose tissue. In areas with excess adipose tissue, liposuction is performed – fat removal, and in areas with insufficient volume – lipofilling, that is, filling with your own adipose tissue by fat transfer. Liposuction will not help with general obesity. However, it is the most effective method for reducing localized fat deposits. In the classic version, it assumes the presence of incisions through which tissue is removed from the fat traps. The main correction zones are the chin area, sagging areas of soft tissues in the lower jaw area, as well as shoulders, abdomen, lateral surfaces of the body, inner thighs, breeches, knees, and calves.

Types of liposuction for Body Sculpting 

Traditional (vacuum dry) surgical liposuction is rarely used, today more modern types are preferred – vaser and laser Liposuction. Each technique is used for specific indications. Vaser liposuction is preferred for areas with thin or overstretched skin, such as the inner thighs and abdomen. Vaser liposuction has other advantages – it is less traumatic due to the use of thin cannulas and is applicable to any area. Often, liposuction is used as an auxiliary procedure when performing abdominoplasty, face and neck lift, and correction of curvature of the legs. The removed fat cells are not restored, therefore the pronounced aesthetic effect of liposuction is achieved in one procedure. Depending on the volume of the intervention, liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia. With small volumes of fat removed, the operation is performed on an outpatient basis, with fat volumes of more than one liter or a large number of zones, hospitalization is required for one day. After the operation, the patient must wear special compression garments for 2–4 weeks.

Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Method

Besides surgical Body Sculpting procedure there is also non- surgical Body Sculpting procedure called ‘lipolysis’. This procedure is done in mild cases and for the patients who have less stubborn fat in different parts of their bodies such as chin, abdomen, legs, arms, etc. To get good results we recommend  doing at least 3 sessions. The session takes around 60 minutes and it can be done under local anaesthetic medications. The main logic of the Lipolysis is applying the ultrasound waves to the targeted areas to break the fat deposits. 

Why and who needs Body Sculpting?

Most women, after reaching a certain age or after pregnancy, notice that excess deposits have appeared on the waist, hips and buttocks, which cannot be eliminated. Men, and especially often former professional athletes, may show signs of abdominal obesity, muscular dystrophy, and “feminine” roundness. If fatty tissue is deposited in the so-called “depots”, then it is, unfortunately, almost impossible to get rid of it with the help of intense physical exercises, diets and body wraps. It is possible to recreate and improve your body, to return it to a fit, slim and athletic shape with the help of liposculpture. Today it is one of the fastest, safest and most comprehensive solutions to body shape problems in plastic surgery.

What are the features of the Body Sculpting?

  • In terms of its aesthetic result, body liposculpture is superior to liposuction. Liposculpture is performed in several stages: 
  • Fat tissue grafted with the high definition liposuction can give a new contour to body;
  • The collected fat tissue is purified from the blood, redundant tissue and liquids; 
  • Body engraved by the lipofilling and liposculpture

The surgical process is truly comparable to the artistic act of sculpting the perfect athletic human body. Body shaping with the liposuction in another words lipomodelling of the body is one of the most famous and popular operations in the world, widespread among men (especially bodybuilders) and women who strive to achieve aesthetic perfection and not worry about the “roller” on the stomach, “double chin” or love handles. In our clinic, body liposculpture is performed by plastic surgeons who are professionals in this technique and can evaluate  with high accuracy how much adipocytes (fat cells) will be absorbed after fat injection, how much will be permanent and will delight you with an impressive result. We use new generation equipment), which allows us to achieve a number of aesthetic advantages – minimal trauma to tissues and blood vessels, as well as to avoid pronounced irregularities and tubercles formed by subcutaneous fat after the operation, in other words, cellulite, which used to be remained visible after classical liposuction. Moreover, it is known that own adipocytes contain stem cells that start the process of tissue regeneration, stimulate the production of fibroblasts, collagen and elastin fibers, help rejuvenate and moisturize the skin, and smooth wrinkles. This is another plus of the lipofilling technique.

In which cases can Body Sculpting be done?

  • Excessive body fat and the absence of a beautiful muscle relief in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, etc.
  • Lack of volume in the chest, buttocks, legs, cheekbones, etc.
  • You want to emphasize the waist, oblique abdominal muscles, deltoids, to recreate spectacular biceps and triceps, etc.
  • With gynecomastia;
  • You want to have your breasts corrected and enlarged;
  •  Body liposculpture is not suitable for patients with severe obesity, since the purpose of this operation is not to lose weight, but to create beautiful body contours and restore tone and elasticity to the skin. 

How is Body Sculpting done?

At the initial consultation, our doctors clarify the patient’s wishes regarding the correction zones, conduct an examination and examine the anamnesis of the transferred statements. The patient is selected by the method of liposuction (vibration, laser, ultrasound) that suits best. Further, a special cannula is inserted under the skin of the fat deposited area – fat and extra tissue is removed and cleaned by high energy vibration liposuction. Body shaping with lipofilling is done with the special and thinnest needles.The duration of the operation is, on average, 2.5 – 4 hours. The early rehabilitation period ends, on average, in 2-3 months, but you can return to your usual rhythm of life in 2-3 days. After the operation, it is important to wear special compression garments for the period specified by the plastic surgeon. As a rule, the very next day after liposculpture, patients are discharged home from the clinic. 

Before the Body Sculpting surgery

Body Liposculpture is a combination of liposuction and fat injection; this operation takes place according to the rules of liposuction and lipofilling. It is used to form a beautiful contour of the abdomen, waist, arms, buttocks. The patient arrives at the hospital at put up hour. Body liposculpture is performed under general anesthesia and anesthesia, so you shouldn’t eat or drink anything in the morning like fasting. This is important because it is safe to administer anesthesia on an empty stomach. As soon as the patient is in the patient room, the nurses accompany her there and, at the same time, start a medical record. A therapist comes to the room for a preoperative examination. Then the anesthesiologist comes to the room, who evaluates the test results, the conclusion of the therapist, examines the patient and draws up an anesthesia plan. After them comes the turn of the plastic surgeon. The doctor talks with the patient, once again answers all questions regarding the operation, the postoperative period, the result of the operation and takes pictures of the patient. Taking photographs is an important step in preoperative preparation. Photos “before” and “after” the operation must be included in the patient’s medical record to assess the results of the intervention. After photographing, the surgeon makes the markings. Then the nurses perform premedication, which includes sedatives, antibacterial drugs and, in some cases, drugs for the prevention of thrombosis, after which the patient is dressed in surgical underwear and escorted to the operating room.

During Body Liposculpture  surgery

The first stage is liposuction, taking into account further fat transfer. This means that the fat is taken up by the small diameter cannulas at minimum negative pressure. When the amount of fat necessary for further fat transfer has been taken away, a vacuum apparatus is connected and further liposuction takes place according to the standard liposuction technique. The second stage is fat transfer. It can be done with the classic fat injection method.   

After Body Liposculpture  surgery

The patient remains under observation for one day. An ice pack is applied to the area of ​​operation several times at regular intervals. Pain during body liposculpture is minimal and easily tolerated by the patient. As for bruises and swelling, you should be prepared for such phenomena, take them adequately and wait on time and patience. On average, it takes several weeks for the swelling to resolve. In addition, it should be emphasized that the result of the operation can be finally assessed in 3.5 – 6 months. When the edema of the fat injection area is resolved and the skin in the liposuction area is completely reduced.

Risks of Body Sculpting surgery

The risks are the same with liposuction and fat transfer procedures. The risk of complications is usually related to how extensive the procedure is, as well as the skill of the surgeon and specific training. 

The risks mentioned bellowed are possible:

  • Serious bruising: This can last for several weeks.
  • Inflammation: The swelling may take up to 6 months and fluid may continue to drain from the incisions.
  • Thrombophlebitis: A blood clotting can be revealed after surgery due to inflammation and other post- surgery complications.
  •  Wavy contours: After surgery, some complications as wavy skin or uneven tissue contour can be experienced due to patient skin elasticity, bad wound healing or not professional fat removal
  • Loss of feeling in the treated areas: The patient may feel numbness in the  treated  area for a while, but this is usually temporary.
  •  Infections: Rarely, skin infection may occur after liposuction surgery. Surgical intervention is needed in some cases and it will leave a  scar after the surgery.
  • Internal damage: This is very rare.
  • Death: Anesthesia carries a small risk of death.
  • Kidney or heart problems: Because fluids are injected and / or absorbed, changes in fluid levels in the body can cause kidney or heart problems. (therefore there is a limitation on the amount of fat removed)
  • Lung embolism: Fat travels into the blood vessels and travels to the lungs, blocking blood circulation in the lungs. It can be life threatening.
  •  Pulmonary edema: Sometimes when fluid is injected into the body, it builds up in the lungs.
  •  Allergic reaction: Patient may have allergy for the medications and the materials which are used in the surgery.
  • Skin burns: Moving the cannula can cause friction burns on the skin or nerves. Especially typical for ultrasonic and laser liposuction.

How much does Body Sculpting cost in Istanbul?  

Body sculpting cost in Turkey can be changed by surgeons skills and hospital. For Ministry of Health-accredited centres, it’s not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact our polyclinic and find information on our body sculpting prices.