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Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Recommended For Slim Lipo

Slim Lipo is the perfect choice for patients who have excess fat and who want to undergo liposuction surgery but do not want to have visible scars after surgery. Additionally, as with conventional liposuction procedure, Slim Lipo can be used as a part of a fat transfer or breast augmentation procedure, with liquefied fat tissue to enhance the appearance.

Not Recommended For Slim Lipo

Slim Lipo seems to be a good choice for you if you want to undergo liposuction surgery, but are afraid of surgery and possible scars. Laser fat removal guarantees you less visible marks of operation as well as improved liposuction recovery.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1

Discharge From Hospital

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Duration Of Operation

1-4 hours

Minimum Stay

3 days

Overview

Slim Lipo’s name comes from liposuction surgery. However, it is far from a traditional liposuction procedure. The main difference between these two fat removal surgeries is in tools used. While in traditional liposuction fat tissue is directly removed with a tube inserted through a quite big incision, Slim Lipo allows for much smaller tube and incisions, since fat is first liquefied with a laser. The "Slim" in Slim Lipo stands for “Selective Laser Induced Melting” referring its wavelengths result in efficient fat "melting", skin tightening and smoothing. Slim Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure developed to be used for body sculpting.

For this reason, Slim Lipo is a quite revolutionary technique, minimalizing scarring, and length of liposuction surgery.

Preparation

The first step in the preparation of Slim Lipo will be a comprehensive consultation with the doctor. It is important to report all medical conditions and medications taken. You will need to stop using birth control pills two weeks before the operation, as it may cause blood clots to form. Likewise, all blood thinners, such as aspirin, should be discontinued for seven days prior to laser fat removal surgery. Finally, quitting smoking is a healthy choice for some time before and after Slim Lipo. By quitting, you increase your chances of proper liposuction recovery.

How It Is Performed

The Slim Lipo procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia. Once the anesthetic has been applied, the surgeon creates small incisions for being able to insert the laser and fat suctioning device. Then the device is inserted through the incisions and liquifying fatty tissue via wavelengths. The surgeon gently manipulates the device to remove excess fat and contour the treatment area.

 

Unlike Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo does not cause damage to other body cells and burns. After fat removal, the excessive tissue may be used in a fat transfer or other cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation. 

Recovery

Recovery from Slim Lipo is much shorter and less painful than in the post-operative period of conventional liposuction. This is due to the size of the incisions made during the procedure - they are smaller in the case of Slim Lipo than traditional treatments. To fully recover, you are usually asked to rest for three days and then return to work. 

However, some specialists advise that during the first two weeks of Slim Lipo recovery you should wear a compression garment to achieve the better and quicker result. Around one-two weeks after your laser fat removal procedure, you can start thinking about sports.

Risks

Although Slim Lipo is relatively safer and less invasive than conventional liposuction surgery, there are risks of excessive bleeding, bruising, and swelling, as in almost any procedure. Besides necrosis, there is also the possibility of a small infection. If you experience strong pain or changes in your body such as discoloration etc. you should contact the specialist who conducted your Slim Lipo.

Side Effects

Right after Slim Lipo procedure is performed, patients may experience some swelling, bruising,irregular skin pigmentation, or infection. However, in the case of Slim Lipo, these signs are milder and pass faster.

Success Rates

Slim Lipo is thought to be a generally successful procedure, with its success rates outperforming these of normal liposuction surgery. As an answer to the question of “does slim lipo work?”, it is claimed that this procedure achieves success in more than 90% according to patients' reviews.

Before And After

After Slim Lipo, patients enjoy their enhanced appearance; they feel very fit and pleasant. If you are considering liposuction, Slim Lipo allows you to avoid visible scars and shorten your recovery time.

Faq

What is the Difference Between Slim Lipo and Smart Lipo? 
Slim Lipo and Smart Lipo are two very similar procedures. The main difference between them is the wavelength of the laser used during operations. Smart Lipo may take less time, but there is more risk of complications and side effects than Slim Lipo. Slim Lipo, with its laser specifically calibrated to liquefy fat and not burn other tissues, is a safer alternative. 

What are the Advantages of Slim Lipo over Normal Liposuction?
Slim Lipo allows you to avoid visible and bigger scars and longer and usually more painful recovery period, compared to traditional liposuction surgery. 

How Quick is Slim Lipo Recovery?
Slim Lipo recovery is very quick. 1 to 3 days after the procedure, patients are able to come back to their work or daily activities, while they need to wait with doing sports or other strenuous activities for around 1 to 2 weeks.

Back To Work

1-3 days

Back To Sports

1-2 weeks

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.