The excesses especially on the knee, ankle, inner thigh, basin region of the legs create a disproportioned appearance in the leg between the regions below and above the knee. These problems are resolved by liposuction and fat-graft procedures in which fat masses taken from the thick regions are injected to the thin regions. The procedure takes about 1-1.5 hours and it is performed under general or local anesthesia. The patient could return to work in 3-5 days although this period depends on the performed procedure.

How To Prepare Before The Surgery?

General rules apply for leg aesthetics operations as well such as cutting or regulating the use of aspirin and other blood diluents at least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) and herbal teas, not taking any alcohol before 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoking 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the remission period after the surgery.

How Are Pains and Scars In Leg Aesthetics Operations?

Leg prosthesis could cause a certain amount of pain and discomfort. There could be a certain amount of pain in fat-shaping procedures as well. But this pain is not as strong as to limit patient’s daily activities.

The scares usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the wound is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).

How Is The Period After Leg Aesthetics Operations?

Patients are usually sent to their homes the same day in leg aesthetics operations. A special support is worn after fat-shaping procedures for about 4 weeks. Again, patients have to use medium compression socks or special supports for 4 weeks after fat-shaping procedures and leg prosthesis under the knee. Edema and bruises could stay for a long period especially after fat-shaping procedure performed on the ankle below the knee. It is advised that patients don’t stay standing up as much as possible during the first weeks and hold their legs high. The movements should be limited during the first weeks after leg prosthesis procedure as well. Sports activities are allowed after the third week with the exception of running. All kind of activities are allowed after the sixth week. LPG, radio frequency and lymphatic drainage massages are beneficial starting from second week for faster shaping of the legs after the surgery. The most important problem that could arise after leg aesthetics operations is thrombolysis in venous blood vessels and dysfunction in lungs although this condition is very rare. The most common problem, on the other hand, is the irregularity and fluctuations forming at the liposuction areas. Problems such as noticeable prosthesis, asymmetries and capsule development could be encountered as these are common to all prosthesis operations. The risk of these problems could be minimized by the use of a good planning.

Treatment Plan

Stay in Turkey

5 Days

Stay in Hospital

1 Day

Operation Type

General anesthesia


Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.

Surgery Time

2-4 Hours

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