Liposuction in Turkey

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Written by Émilie

Considering liposuction in Turkey? This ultimate guide contains everything you need to know about the operation, recovery and cost in Istanbul. Request a quote and get the best price for successful liposuction in Turkey.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information about liposuction in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified Turkish surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

How much does liposuction cost in Turkey?

In Turkey, the average cost of liposuction is €1,900 and €300 for an additional area. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and lasts 2 hours. The length of stay in Istanbul is 7 days, with a 1-night hospitalisation. The price covers the anaesthetic, the operation, the medication and the compression garment. The final result is visible within 5 months.

Liposuction of the pubis1400 €
Liposuction of the hips1600 €
Liposuction of the neck1600 €
Liposuction of the thighs1800 €
Liposuction of saddlebags1800 €
Liposuction of the abdomen1900 €
Double chin liposuction2100 €
Liposuction of the buttocks2200 €

Liposuction Turkey: The ultimate guide

Despite a good diet and regular physical activity to lose belly fat, we can end up with a few unsightly bulges that can affect our well-being. A few bulges here and there that you can’t get rid of despite a fat-burning diet.

So, whether you’re a man or a woman, how do you get rid of those fatty lumps? Thank goodness for cosmetic surgery called liposuction.

Tracé d'une liposuccion
The course of liposuction

As its name suggests, and if we translate it as simply as possible, liposuction means sucking out fat. At least, the few pockets of fat that resist a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

The most widely practised cosmetic surgery in the world, liposuction removes belly fat, saddlebags, love handles, double chins and any other excess fat. Although it is less risky than rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, it is always wise to take all the necessary precautions.

Simulation avant et après une liposuccion
Simulation before and after liposuction

Liposuction in Istanbul or Antalya in Turkey is a common and internationally recognised practice. Every year, more than 14 million patients travel to Turkey to access the best care and surgery in Istanbul. What’s more, it’s very affordable.

Ready to travel to Istanbul for liposuction in Turkey? Follow the guide!

Before and after photos Women and Men

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery operation that involves removing excess fat that cannot be removed after dieting or despite regular exercise. The procedure is suitable for both men and women.

The aim of this cosmetic surgery operation in Turkey is to reshape the figure to the desired proportions after substantial weight loss, by targeting stubborn fat deposits. It is important to know that no more than 4-5 litres of fat can be removed during a liposculpture operation.

Simulation avant et après une liposuccion
Simulation before and after liposuction

To perform liposuction, the plastic surgeon will use cannulas, a kind of thin tube inserted into the deep layers of the skin. The purpose of these tools is to suck out stubborn fat. Depending on the technique used, the cannulas may be combined with ultrasound or lasers(vaser lipo). We’ll look at these procedures a little later.

Liposuction is more than a simple fat suction operation; it also requires technique, application and expertise. It is an art that only a plastic surgeon can master, which is why it is sometimes called liposuction.

Liposuction is not for obese people

Although liposuction can be used to get rid of unsightly fat, it should be noted that it is not suitable for people who are significantly overweight or obese. The main aim of liposuction is to remove small, persistent rolls of fat from certain parts of the body.

These fatty deposits are mostly deep and accumulate in the dermis. These are the deeper fat cells that can appear suddenly and surprisingly on the saddlebags, stomach, arms, neck, thighs, knees, calves or ankles.

Simulation avant et après une liposuccion
Simulation before and after liposuction

Liposuction does notremove cellulite or stretch marks. It should not be carried out for this purpose.

Before considering liposuction surgery in Turkey, patients are advised to follow a slimming regime to lose superficial fat. Only after losing weight can liposuction be considered.

Combining liposuction with a BBL

Because it is so quick to perform, it is common to combine liposuction with other surgeries in a single session. So, for liposuction in Turkey and especially in Istanbul, you can also consider lipofilling, using the fat recovered for breast augmentation without prostheses, or flat buttock augmentation with the famous BBL(Brazilian Butt Lift) technique.

liposuccion des fesses en turquie
A woman’s figure

When can liposuction be performed in Turkey?

To consider 360 liposuction in Turkey, surgeons recommend three things:

  • Be as close as possible to your ideal weight. Liposuction is not an option if you are overweight.
  • Be in good health with healthy, elastic skin. The results of liposculpture are more visible on firm skin. If your skin is sagging, a facelift can be considered after liposuction.
  • Be at least 18 years old for reasons of balance and anatomical growth. The body is considered to have reached full growth at the age of 18.

What are the different types of liposuction?

Before you take the plunge, find out about all the techniques used for successful liposuction. If you come to Istanbul, three main techniques are used. These are classic liposuction, laser liposuction and vaser lipo.

enlever les bourrelets disgracieux avec une liposuccion en Turquie
Photo simulation before and after liposuction

1. Conventional liposuction or liposuction

This is the traditional method of liposuction in Turkey. A little more mechanical, but light, it uses a cannula to suck out the excess fat. The cannula is injected into the area to be treated to numb it.

The fat is suctioned out using the cannula and a syringe. The solution used is completely sterile and risk-free. What’s more, the method is gentle and not very traumatic. It is suitable for delicate areas such as the face, waist and arms.

2. Laser liposuction

This liposuction technique uses the heat generated by lasers to rupture the adipocyte membranes and liquefy the fat. This method then facilitates the extraction of the fat. The laser technique is quite delicate, as it can damage the skin, nerves and blood vessels surrounding the fat.

Silhouette d'une femme avec un ruban
Silhouette of a woman with a ribbon

For this method of liposuction to be successful, it should be carried out by an experienced plastic surgeon. Our cosmetic surgery clinic offers the best liposuction surgeons in Istanbul or Antalya , Turkey. If you choose this technique, our surgeon in Istanbul will not disappoint you.

3. Vaser Liposuction or Vaser Lipo

Vaser liposuction is currently the most fashionable technique. It is revolutionary in that it can be used to treat any area of the body with highly satisfactory results. This method uses ultrasound to destroy deep fat deposits. As well as removing the fat, this technique also makes the skin firmer.

Vaser lipo uses a high-frequency ultrasound that emits vibrations to remove the fat. As a result, the skin retracts very quickly and more evenly. This is the most popular liposuction technique in Turkey. This is because the plastic surgeons in Istanbul are highly experienced.

4. HD or high definition liposuction

HD or high definitionliposuction is a variant of vaser lipo. It combines vaser lipo with highly effective techniques and revolutionary technologies. If you want to have a dream body, such as six-pack or chocolate-bar abs, this is the method for you. It’s very popular with bodybuilding enthusiasts, as well as many female influencers.

image d'une gravure abdominale avec une liposuccion HD
Abdominal engraving with HD liposuction

Liposuction for which parts of the body?

Now that you know what liposuction is and which techniques are the most popular, you also need to know which parts of the body are suitable for liposuction in Turkey. Liposuction for men and women can be performed on the following areas:

  • Facial liposuction: This is performed only on the chin to remove the remains of a double chin. Conventional liposuction will be considered. It is performed through small incisions without scars on the chin.
  • Arm liposuction: This is performed on the back, outside and inside of the arm. It is performed with fine incisions at the elbow crease and under the armpits.
  • Liposuction of the knees: This procedure removes excess fat from the inside of the knee. The procedure is performed using micro-incisions that leave micro-scars.
  • Liposuction of the thighs: This involves suctioning fat from the buttocks and inner thighs using microcannulas. It may be followed by a facelift to tighten the skin of the thighs in cases of significant skin slackening.
liposuccion des cuisses en turquie
  • Liposuction of the abdomen: This is used to restore a flat abdomen or reshape firm abs. In the case of sagging skin,abdominoplasty will complement liposuction. In this case, excess skin must be removed and the abdominal muscle re-tensioned.
  • Liposuction of love handles: This will remove the accumulation of adipose tissue on the hips, stomach, back and abdominal belt.
  • Liposuction of the hips: in this area, liposuction will mainly remove saddlebags, which are very resistant accumulations of adipose tissue that are often difficult to remove through sport or diet.
  • Calf liposuction: liposuction will enable the legs to be slimmed by removing fatty tissue from the inside of the shinbone. More specifically on the calf muscles, Achilles tendons or ankles.
  • Liposuction of the neck: this operation will remove fatty deposits from the cervico-chin angle, i.e. under the chin. Neck liposuction can be combined with double chin liposuction.
liposuccion du cou en turquie
Before and after photo of neck liposuction

What you should read before considering liposuction in Turkey

So you’ve decided to have liposuction in Turkey? First, take a look at all the factors you need to consider before taking the plunge.

Your physical and medical profile

Liposuction can only be performed on women and men over the age of 18 who have reached their ideal weight, but who still have excess fat. In addition to this, you must be in good health, have a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle (no smoking or alcohol).

It is also advisable to have a more or less firm skin, otherwise other surgeries may be considered. Ideally, you should also have fairly toned muscles.

Risks, complications and side-effects

There may be some rare risks during liposuction:

  • Bluish bruising ;
  • Loss of skin sensation;
  • Nerve and blood vessel damage;
  • Deep vein thrombosis;
  • Rippling or sagging of the skin;
  • Worsening of cellulite.

That’s why you should trust us to help you choose your surgeon in Istanbul, and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

Note that in the Islamic religion, liposuction is not haram. It is accepted if its purpose is to remove a defect affecting the body.

liposuccion des hanches en turquie
Traces of liposuction of the hips

It should also be noted that this type of plastic surgery is not recommended for people with a history of phlebitis or pulmonary embolism.

People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, a weak immune system, HIV infection and poor blood circulation should undergo a medical analysis to determine the possibility of liposuction. Liposuction is not recommended in cases of chronic illness.

Istanbul, the world capital of liposuction

Liposuction is performed in many countries around the world. For satisfactory results, make sure you choose your plastic surgeon carefully. The best surgeons are recognised for their skills, experience and effectiveness, in addition to their qualifications.

In Istanbul, Turkish surgeons are renowned the world over. As Instagram shows so well, Turkey has the latest technology in the field of cosmetic surgery.

At a cosmetic surgery clinic in Istanbul, you will be cared for by experienced plastic surgeons. You will be accompanied throughout your stay in Istanbul and especially during your operation. From the first appointment right through to the post-operative consultation, you’ll be looked after by the best.

Liposuction in Turkey: What happens during the operation?

Liposuction in Turkey is the most popular plastic surgery operation in the country. It has a 99% success and satisfaction rate, largely due to the expertise of plastic surgeons and the quality of patient care. The before and after photos of liposuction in Turkey on Instagram leave no doubt about the skills of the surgeons in Istanbul.

Here’s a video of a liposuction patient. Using her experience, she explains whether fat returns after liposuction and whether liposuction makes you lose weight. She will also explain what the skin looks like after liposuction.

First contact and consultation

A liposuction operation in Turkey takes place in several stages. From your first contact with our clinic to your return to your home country after the operation. Rest assured, at each stage you will be accompanied by the coordinator, who will translate for you and tell you what to do next.

We have made arrangements for people with reduced mobility in wheelchairs to have easy access to all parts of our establishment.

Initial consultation

The first consultation is essential. It should provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about having the operation. It will also determine the entire course of the operation. As a general rule, after an initial consultation, you have a few days to think things over and get over the hump.

This initial consultation can be carried out directly on site in Istanbul or via a live interview with the plastic surgeon. During this appointment, we will discuss in detail

  • Your motivations
  • The objectives of the surgery
  • Your medical history to determine whether the operation is feasible
  • Your expected results
  • Any medical treatments
  • The technique to be used for the liposculpture itself,
  • Post-operative care
  • Any complications

During this initial interview, the surgeon will take a few photos to determine the appropriate technique and treatment.

Tracé d'une liposuccion abdominale
Abdominal liposuction outline

Take advantage of this first consultation to ask any questions you may have about liposuction. It’s also a good time to find out more about the surgeon’s expertise. After this initial consultation, you can always consider changing surgeon.

After careful consideration, if you have decided to undergo liposuction in Turkey. A second consultation may be scheduled before the actual operation.

Tips for successful liposuction in Istanbul

During the second consultation, you will be asked to undergo medical examinations to assess your medical status.

A few days before liposculpture, you will be asked to adopt a healthier lifestyle:

  • Stop using nicotine and alcohol
  • Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or anti-inflammatory herbal products.
  • Stop taking specific medical treatments other than those recommended for liposculpture.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Regular, gentle physical activity
Tracé d'une liposuccion 360
Outline of a 360° liposuction

Course of the liposculpture operation in Istanbul

The liposuction operation takes place in a clinic in Istanbul. It is performed by an experienced and recognised plastic surgeon. You will be accompanied by a friendly team who will ensure that the operation goes smoothly. It is vital that the surgery takes place in the best possible conditions.

Duration of the operation

The operation takes place on an outpatient basis and can take between 30 minutes and 3 hours depending on the size of the treatment area. The greater the volume of fat aspirated, the more delicate and time-consuming the operation. But don’t worry, you’re in the hands of an expert surgeon who has performed liposuction operations thousands of times.

Tracé d'une liposuccion 360
Outline of a 360° liposuction

Type of anaesthetic

Liposculpture can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the areas to be treated. For small areas such as the knees or double chin, a local anaesthetic is preferred. In all cases, the anaesthetist should be consulted 48 hours before the operation.

Course of the surgery

To begin with, the surgeon will make micro-incisions in the skin of the areas to be treated. He will first target the skin folds to make the scars invisible. He will then insert foam cannulas with small holes at the end. The anaesthetic is then injected, followed by other products such as bicarbonate or adrenaline to prevent bleeding.

The cannulas will be connected to a closed circuit to aspirate the fat. Depending on the technique chosen, the surgeon may use lasers or ultrasound. Ultrasound is generally used, however, as it is more effective and gentler on the skin. During liposuction, the surgeon will suction out around 2 to 3 litres of fat and no more than 5 litres.

Canule pour retirer la graisse pendant une liposuccion à Istanbul en Turquie
Cannula for removing fat during liposuction

Once the fat has been removed, the micro-incisions are sutured using absorbable sutures. They will dissolve on their own once they have healed.

After the operation, you will remain under surveillance for one night at the clinic, to allow time for recovery, but also to reassure you that rapid care will be taken in the event of vagal discomfort. For example, if the operation takes place in the morning, you may leave the clinic at the end of the day, otherwise you will stay overnight for observation.

Before and after results of liposuction in Turkey

After the operation, the suctioned areas may show swelling or bruising over the next 48 hours. These may take two weeks to 1 month to disappear completely. There are no specific treatments, simply care for these areas as gently as possible. Cleaning and maintenance according to the surgeon’s recommendations.

photo liposuccion avant et aprés à Istanbul en Turquie
Before and after photo of 360 liposuction in Istanbul

For the first few days, you can take painkillers to ease the pain. You should rest if you feel unwell. The treated area may be sensitive for several weeks.

The surgeon may carry out a drainage session to help the oedema subside. But this is not always systematic.

As for the results of liposuction, these will take 1 to 6 months to become completely visible. This will depend on the area treated. For the stomach, for example, it may take 1 month, for the arms around 2-3 months.

The results of full liposuction are long-lasting. However, as you gain weight, it is quite possible that stubborn fat will return. After liposuction, it is therefore advisable to maintain your weight, or at least not to gain more than 5 kg.

corps d'une femme après une liposuccion à Istanbul en Turquie
Body of a traced woman

Post-operative care

After surgery, compression bandages will be placed over the incisions during the healing process. You will also be required to wear compression stockings or garments to ensure better drainage under the skin in the event of excessive accumulation of blood or fluids.

Throughout the process, the surgeon will explain to you how to wear the bandages and compression garments to ensure better drainage and rapid healing. In general, compression garments should be worn for about 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the healing process.

Precautions to take for better healing

In addition, for better healing, you will be asked to adopt a particular lifestyle during convalescence. For example, you should not engage in any physical or sporting activity or abrasive movement that could tear the sutures for 2 to 3 months. You should also avoid exposing the scars to the sun and always treat the skin with care for 2 to 3 months.

The convalescence period may last 2 weeks, but 7 days may be enough to resume a normal life, while respecting the aforementioned instructions.

Des hôtels à Istanbul pour un séjour médical réussi
Hotels in Istanbul for a successful medical stay

Preparing your stay in Turkey

Have you decided to go ahead with liposuction in Turkey? Prepare your trip to Istanbul! Here are a few tips on the steps to take before considering liposculpture or vaser lipo in Turkey:

Choosing your surgeon for the best liposuction

As already mentioned above, it’s a good idea to consult several surgeons before deciding which one to choose. Our plastic surgeon is one of the most renowned in Istanbul. Choosing him will guarantee the success of your liposuction.

Chirurgien esthétique à Istanbul en Turquie
Plastic surgeon in Istanbul, Turkey

Preparing your trip

In the case of liposuction in Turkey, you are opting for medical tourism. The duration of your stay is 5 to 7 days, but you can extend it as much as you wish. As for your convalescence leave, this lasts 10 to 15 days depending on the operation.

What happens during your aesthetic stay in Istanbul?

  1. You will arrive at Istanbul airport (IST). A private driver will be waiting for you in the lobby with a sign bearing your name.
  2. He will drive you to your 4* hotel in a Mercedes Van (30 min drive). The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the aesthetic clinic.
  3. Appointment with the coordinator and the surgeon to define your objectives. He will answer all your questions. The coordinator will translate.
  4. Appointment on the second day for liposuction. After the operation, you will stay overnight at the clinic for observation.
  5. You will then rest at your 4* hotel with the medication, creams and compression girdle that the coordinator will give you.
  6. On the sixth day, you will return to the clinic to have your dressings removed and undergo a final check-up with the surgeon, again in the presence of the coordinator.
  7. The private driver will then take you back to the airport for your flight home, and you will be able to enjoy your new body within 14 days.
La coordinatrice calcule le prix d'une liposuccion
The coordinator calculates the cost of liposuction

How much does liposuction cost in Turkey?

You should expect to pay between €1,400 and €2,400 for liposuction in Turkey. This is 70% cheaper than in Europe. This price includes airport transfer, 5* hotel, liposuction, compression garment and medication.


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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How long does liposuction last in Turkey?

The final results of liposuction in Turkey are long-lasting. This procedure acts on deep fat that is difficult to lose spontaneously. When these fat cells are removed, the body does not have the capacity to renew them after puberty.

The pain experienced after liposuction varies from patient to patient. Generally, the pain is moderate to intense. It also depends on the areas treated with liposuction. The most sensitive areas are the hips and inner thighs, as well as the knees.

Turkey is recognised as one of the cheapest countries in which to undergo liposuction. In most cases, prices are half those in Europe. Turkish clinics are reliable, with competent aesthetic surgeons and modern, top-of-the-range equipment.

Candidates for lipoplasty in Turkey must be in good health and not overweight. Please note that lipoplasty is not a slimming solution, its purpose being purely reconstructive. Consequently, the body mass index must be normal, i.e. between 18 and 25.

Once the post-operative bruising and oedema have disappeared, i.e. after about a month, the final result of liposuction will gradually develop. Be patient, because to appreciate the stable and definitive result of the operation, allow at least 6 months.

Depending on the clinic chosen, the stay in Turkey for liposuction varies from 5 to 7 days. Generally, the hospital stay does not exceed 2 nights, and patients often leave the clinic the day after the operation. Post-operative follow-up consists of the removal of dressings and a check-up.

About the author

Émilie

My name is Emilie Gervais and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and over 15 years' experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in congress organisation and project management. I have the ability to convey complex medical and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences through a variety of media, including this website as a medium for my writing.

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