WHAT IS BODY CONTURING AND WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Shape and, more importantly, proportion disorders in the female body due to genetics, aging, weight gain or loss, birth or other effects can lead to deterioration of body image perception and serious self-confidence problems.
It is known that weight gains increase due to the decrease in activities in the winter months and a calmer life, but it is possible to hide these problems to some extent with the thick clothes worn. This situation can take a dramatic turn these days as the summer months are approaching. You can drop to your ideal weight with strict diet and exercise programs during the winter months to prepare for the summer. However, it can be demoralizing to realize that deformities continue in some areas after this process. It is not uncommon to have excess fat in certain parts of the body, sagging breasts, loosened abdominal muscles and sagging abdominal skin after pregnancy, although the person approaches their ideal weight. However, with body shaping surgeries performed by plastic surgery, the patient can get rid of these problems.
Body shaping surgeries should never be done for slimming purposes. It is important for people who want to improve their body image with this type of plastic surgery to be at a weight close to their ideal weight in order to achieve the desired results. In particular, patients who have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and have the discipline to maintain their weight within certain limits are the most suitable candidates for body shaping surgeries. There are many body shaping methods that can be selected according to the location and type of deformations that occur in the body. These surgeries can be performed in the same session if there is a problem in more than one part of the body.
Lipopsuction is one of the most effective methods used for body shaping for many years. With this method, it is a body shaping surgery that is tried to be done by removing excess fat collected in certain parts of the body, which cannot be given with exercise and diet, and fat injections to insufficient areas when necessary. In order to achieve satisfactory results, the skin elasticity of the area to be liposuction is of great importance. Application to areas where the skin tends to sag and loses its elasticity may result in sub-optimal results. Patient selection is of great importance for a successful liposuction. Like every surgical intervention, liposuction surgery may have some general and liposuction-specific complications. These are usually in the form of hearsay information, although it is important for patients to decide on surgery. These undesirable results can be listed as follows. Swelling and Bruising: These may occur when patients use anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin and if the patient has a tendency to bleed. It can also be caused by the careless working of the surgeon. However, it should be expected that there will be some bruising and swelling that disappears within a week or two and does not require additional treatment. Thrombophlebitis: It is a complication caused by a blood clot in a vein caused by previous inflammatory disease of this vessel or excessive slowing of blood flow. In order to prevent this, it should be questioned whether the patient has had a related disease before, and if there is a risk, precautions should be taken before starting the surgery. Contour irregularities: If the patient’s skin elasticity is not good, has healed in an unusual way, or the fat has not been completely removed, it may appear wavy or swollen. This undesirable result may be permanent and additional surgical intervention may be required to correct it.
Numbness: The area being worked on may feel numb for a while; this is usually a temporary condition.
Infections: Although extremely rare, skin infections may occur after liposuction surgery.
Perforation of the internal organ: This complication is seen extremely rarely, only in attempts made by unqualified persons. Visceral perforations can be life-threatening.
Pulmonary Embolism: It is one of the most talked about but most misunderstood topics about liposuction. This complication, which can be defined as the penetration of a fat particle into the opening of a large vein during surgery and its progression to the lung, can occur extremely rarely in real terms. This is a life-threatening condition.
Lung Edema: This may be the result of injecting excess fluid into the area to be operated before surgery. This fluid accumulates in the lungs.
Anesthetic Substance Toxicity: In surgeries where a large amount of fat is removed or interventions are planned in many areas, the injection of an excessive amount of serum and local anesthetic into the areas where liposuction will be performed may lead to the toxicity of this substance.
Of course, it is possible to avoid all the complications listed above and to achieve the desired result with an uneventful recovery. What needs to be done for this is to get information about the surgery from appropriate sources, to meet face to face with your doctor, to determine your expectations correctly and to confirm that measures have been taken from your doctor about possible problems.