Liposuction

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits. New methods such as Vaser or Laser are very popular and they are new methods of liposuction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ekol Hospitals’ experienced team of 3 esthetic surgeons perform liposuction procedures for years and are using the most updated methods. You can meet one of our surgeons and talk everything regarding your concerns and the methods they use.

If you have realistic expectations from this procedure yes you are a good candidate. Liposuction should be considered as a body countring operation and it is not a weight loss procedure. It will help you reshape the particular areas of your body.

Liposuction procedures are mostly performed under general anesthesia in operating theater. When general anesthesia is employed, then patients usually require one to three hours of post-anesthesia observation before being discharged home. If more liposuction is applied to more areas of the body, patient can be hospitalized one night. Most patients can return to a desk-type job with two days. Because of the significant decrease in swelling, inflammation and pain after tumescent liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after liposuction. You will need to carry a garment for 4-6 weeks in order to gain better results and prevent possible swellings.

During the two days immediately after liposuction, the amount of pain experienced depends on the type of anesthesia used for liposuction. Soreness is usually the most intense 2 to 4 days after liposuction and then decreases steadily. The tenderness and soreness typically is quite bothersome for up to 4 weeks, but gradually subsides over the following next 4 to 8 weeks.

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. In many patients (but not all) liposuction of the abdomen can often provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Because liposuction is safer and causes less scarring compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.

There are various types of liposuction. Your doctor will definately tell you which method will give the best results depending on your skin type, lipid tissue and amount of fat. Nowadays Laser and Vaser liposuction are very popular and preferrable because of the ability of those devices of targeting a specific area with easier healing time and less bruises. You can consult your surgeon about the method to be used.

You will be given body garments after the surgery creating compression on the areas in order to prevent swelling and bruises. This will also help you get better results. You will need to carry the garments around 4-6 weeks.

Definetaly not. Liposuction is the removel of excess fat in partial areas of your body. Maximum of 8-9 kgs fat removal is recommended by our doctors and this shouldn’t be considered as a weight loss procedure. You can check gastric botox, gastric sleeve or gastric baloon procedures for weight losing.

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He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Between 2007 and 2012, he received his specialty training in the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. In 2017, he started working as a lecturer at Giresun University Faculty of Medicine Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department. He received the title of associate professor the same year. He has 14 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 17 written and oral papers presented at national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Chamber of Medicine and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association.

He is married and has two children. He speaks English fluently.

Domain Knowledge:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid aesthetic
  • Face rejuvenation (face-neck lifting)
  • Otapostatis
  • Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lifting)
  • Correction of gynecomastia
  • Abdominal stretching
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Arm - Thigh lift
  • Genital aesthetics
  • Lipoedema surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Fat injections
  • Body shaping (Hip aesthetics, BBL)
  • Minimal aesthetic applications (filling- neurotoxin)
  • Fractionated laser applications
  • Skin Tumours
  • Facial Traumas

Operating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in 1978 in Görele. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003-2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015 he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which he published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks well English. He is married and has one child. His special interests are;

  • Breast Esthetics with Enriched Stem Cell Support & Dual-Plan Method
  • Aesthetic nose surgery
  • Lymphedema surgery
  • Endoscopic facial stretching
  • Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery)
  • Hair transplantation with FUE method
  • Migraine surgery
  • Gynecomastia correction
  • Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement) 
  • Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method)
  • Penis Enlargement ( Lenght & Thickness Combined Mehod)
  • Migraine Surgery ( Closed Method with Scopy)

He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ and he has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment, penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.

He was graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007-2008. He completed the specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009-2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery competence written exam that took place in Brussels in 2019.

Fields of Interest:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Neck lift surgery
  • Face lift Surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation/reduction/mastopexy
  • Gynecomastia
  • Genital aesthetics
  • Blepharoplasty 
  • Lipoedema surgery
  • Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery)
  • Fat injections (combined treatments with Stem cell and PRP)

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