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Disclaimer: Medi Makeovers is a medical tourism facilitator and in providing any medical information to its clients and prospective clients relies on medical, surgical and other recommendations supplied by the hospitals and clinics in Thailand that Medi Makeovers is accredited with. Medi Makeovers provides this information to its clients and prospective clients on behalf of these hospitals and clinics and in good faith, however, this must not be construed as Medi Makeovers offering or providing medical advice. Regardless of the wording, no information expressed in this website is to be interpreted as Medi Makeovers or its personnel offering or providing medical advice or recommendations. All pricing is in Thai Baht and all other currencies shown are the estimated currency conversion. You must check the currency conversion closer to your procedure date as you will pay for your procedure in Thai Baht.

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

 

Also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery, liposuction surgery sculpts your body, eliminating unwanted pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures. It is NOT a weight loss solution.

 

When to Consider Liposuction:

  • If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate with the rest of your body.

  • If you would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body.

  • If your skin elasticity is good (Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten skin).

 

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

For certain individuals, diet and exercise will never get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider liposuction:

  • You have a minimal amount of excess skin and good skin elasticity. Loss of skin elasticity with age can compromise liposuction results, but if your skin maintains elasticity, age alone is not a contraindication for liposuction surgery.

  • You have localized deposits of fat in your abdomen, arms, thighs and/or neck, which may be the result of heredity and do not disappear with exercise and diet.

  • You are physically fit, no more than 10 kilos overweight, and your weight is stable. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight or even gain weight (for example, due to pregnancy), this is not the time to undergo liposuction.

  • Keep in mind that liposuction does not remove cellulite and cannot tighten loose skin. Your surgeon will be able to recommend other procedures to improve those conditions.

 

If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

 

PROCEDURE DETAILS

Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. In this procedure, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through small cuts in the skin. Your plastic surgeon moves these tubes under your skin to target fat deposits and then suction them out.

 

  • The surgeon will diagram treatment areas like the hips, abdomen, thighs and flanks.

  • A cannula is inserted through a small incision and fat carried away with suction.

  • Liposuction helps eliminate unsightly bulges by removing localized fat deposits.

  • It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise to prolong results.

 

 

We offer two types of liposuction options, your surgeon will discuss which one is best for you.

 

Standard Liposuction or Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL), the most traditional form of liposuction, draws fat out with a vacuum tube.

 

VASER LipoSelection was FDA approved in 2001. VASER LipoSelection is a form of liposuction that uses ultrasonic energy in a deliberate controlled fashion to assist the surgeon in the selective removal of fat in body contouring surgery.

 

YOUR RECOVERY + AFTER CARE

 

Your surgeon will discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your postsurgical care, including information about:

  • Drains, if they have been placed

  • Normal symptoms you will experience

  • Any potential signs of complications

 

Immediately after your liposuction surgery


The incisions where the doctor inserted the cannula may be leaky or drain fluids for several days. In some cases, the doctor may insert a drainage tube to drain fluid away from the wound.

You will wear special tight garments to keep your skin compressed for a minimum of 3 months. Your consultant will assist you in purchasing the correct garments.

When the anaesthesia wears off, you may have some pain. If the pain is extreme or long-lasting, contact your physician. You will also have some redness and swelling after the surgery. In some cases, the swelling will remain for weeks or even months. Contact your surgeon to find out if your pain, redness and swelling is normal or a sign of a problem.

 

Recovery time frame after liposuction


It is vitally important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon. This will include information about wearing compression garments, taking an antibiotic, and the level of activity that is safe. Your surgeon will also provide detailed instructions about the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.

 

The first two weeks

  • The first few days after surgery, you should rest quietly. Elevate the affected body part if possible. Remember, you must not take aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications. You will most likely wear a postsurgical garment; if it is too tight, notify your surgeon.

  • The first 48 hours after surgery, you will experience varying degrees of swelling and bruising. The swelling is maximal at 48 hours after surgery and mostly disappears within two to three weeks, but there may be slight residual swelling for up to four months. Bruising is normal and typically disappears within seven to ten days.

  • Sutures, if placed, are usually removed seven to ten days after liposuction.

  • Do not smoke after your liposuction surgery to prevent coughing and bleeding. Do not drink alcohol for at least two weeks after surgery or while you are taking pain medication (if it is longer than this).

  • Avoid straining, bending over and lifting during the early postoperative period. In many cases, you will be able to resume most of your normal activities within ten days or less.

  • Discomfort after liposuction is generally limited to soreness rather than pain. Pain medications are prescribed to lessen any discomfort during the first few days.

 

Weeks two to six

  • It is important to walk as soon as possible after liposuction to discourage swelling and prevent blood clots in the legs. However, avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks because it can trigger unnecessary fluid retention in the treated areas.

  • You should wait a minimum of six weeks before exposure to sun and heat, including sunbathing, because of the possibility of swelling.

  • You will wear a compression garment over the treated areas for a minimum of 3 months to control swelling and promote skin contraction.

 

Long-term recovery
Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several months to get an accurate picture of the results of your surgery. The small incisions used for access will fade over a number of months, usually becoming barely visible. For six to nine months, you may experience a fluctuating return of ten to 15 percent swelling with exercise or excessive activity. It is important to see your doctor as scheduled. Follow-up visits will continue for several weeks and then after several months at prescribed intervals.

PRICING - CLICK HERE

 

All prices are for men and women. All prices are fixed in Thai Baht.

Included in prices:

  • Hospital stay in a single, private room

  • Liposuction surgery

  • Plastic + reconstructive surgeon

  • Anaesthetist

  • Nursing fees

  • Private hospital fees

  • Bandages, dressings and prescribed medications for 7 days

  • Pre and post operative consultations with a leading surgeon