Laser liposuction (slim lipo) is a more controlled and less bleeding technique in compare to classical liposuction as it uses laser energy instead of physical dismemberment of the fat cells. Therefore, there are less bruises and quick recovery time. Another considerable advantage is that a visibly firmer skin is attained as the secondary wavelength of the laser affects the collagens and elastin fibers of the skin structure.
Intaking blood diluting medication and substances like aspirin, omega3 (fish oil), Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, should be ceased, starting from 10 days prior to the operation until 1 week after the procedure is completed. Smoking also should be avoided. Alcohol consumption must be stopped 2 days prior to the operation as alcohol may interact with anesthetics.
Before the operation, some blood tests are requested. The planning that is suitable for the chosen operation technique and the drawings are done prior to the operation.
The procedure is performed in operating theatre under general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure differs according to the number of areas to be operated.
After the operation, you will be asked to wear a special liposuction corset. You should use the corset for 3 weeks. After the operation, you may have some pain that can be controlled with painkillers, but generally it is a comfortable rehabilitation period. First dressing is generally changed on the 3rd day. There may be slight swelling and bruises at the beginning but they will disappear very quickly. The patient may go back to regular routine after 5 days. Heavy sportive activity should be avoided for 3 weeks. It may take up to 2 months for the planned results and targeted look of the body to materialize.