Overview of Liposuction

In our practice, we require a routine pre-operative health check-up a day before the liposuction procedure to exclude serious underlying medical illness that may cause some complications during or after liposuction. We recommend our liposuction patients to bring a tight garment used to enhance a better shape after the procedure. The garment should be a little tight which would become loose after using for few days following the procedure. The patient should wear the garment at least 6 weeks after the operation

Liposuction is done under general anesthetics in our affiliated hospitals in Phuket, not at the clinic. It is not used as a substitute for weight reduction. You will be expected to stay in the hospital’s private room for at least l - 2 days. Full payments of the liposuction package must be paid before the operation.

Your cosmetic surgeon will assess your overall weight, skin quality and muscles tone, the pattern of distribution and quality of fat and discuss the risks and limitations. You need to be frank with your expectations. A straightforward communication between the cosmetic surgeon and the patient will avoid most of the problems regarding the outcome.

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The Procedure: Liposuction is a procedure to remove unwanted fat from specific areas including the abdomen, hips, or love handles, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck by using a tube (cannula) and suction.

A good candidate for liposuction is a patient who has normal weight with firm, elastic skin who has pockets of excess fat in certain areas. Liposuction offers varying degrees of success in different problem areas. Liposuction works well on fat deposits on the hips (love handles) and upper thighs (known as saddle bags), waist and inner knees. The outcomes vary which mainly depends on the characteristic of the excess fat removed and skin elasticity. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity.

Get Ready For The Big Day (Before, During & After)

Before Operation

2 Weeks Before: Stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Stop taking Aspirin, herbal or diet supplements and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as taking these substances can cause increase bleeding.

On Consultation Day
:  Prepare for medical check up, physical exam and discuss expectations, your medical history such as any drug or food allergies, underlying medical conditions and on-going medical treatments to the plastic surgeon. The surgeon may take photographs before and after surgery and keep the photos in your medical record.

24 hours and 12 hours Before:  Use antibacterial soap and allow the soap lather to cover the skin of the surgical area for 10 minutes on the night before and in the morning of your surgery.  

8 hours Before Operation: No food or drink, take off jewelries, dentures and remove nail colors on hand and feet.

During Operation:

In liposuction procedure, the operating time varies depends on the area. After the procedure, you will be observed in the recovery room for an hour or two until stable before being moved back to your private room. After liposuction, a tight garment will be worn on the patient and there might be an indwelling Foley catheter used to monitor the urine outflow and left in placed over night. Moreover, you will be given a potent intravenous painkiller continuously. Some patients are sensitive to the painkiller and might develop nausea so please inform our nursing staff once you wake up feeling sick in the room.

After Operation

24 hours after Operation: Early ambulation is encouraged to prevent complications.

On Discharge Day: You will be given a written instruction on when to take your antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and analgesic pills and you’ll be advised about the date of your follow-up visit. The wound will be dressed and covered with waterproof plasters. You will be asked to avoid swimming, use a wet towel to clean your body and only light exercise. You should keep on using the garment for at least 6 weeks to maintain and achieve the desired body shape.

7 days After: Your follow-up visit. You are expected to stay in Phuket for at least 7 days to recuperate well.

1 - 2 weeks After:  The pain on the first 1-2 weeks varies but mostly can be controlled by the given medications. Massage of the treated areas should be considered for best results.

The Liposuction Package

Full payment of the operating expenses must be paid in full before the operation. This package is applicable for elective, uncomplicated patients only.

Package Includes:
Doctor’s fee, anesthetics, operating theater charges, medical supplies and special equipments, hospital private room accommodation for 1-2 nights and routine in-patient medications related to the procedure, regular food menu, nursing and room services, basic preoperative check-up (routine blood test, EKG, Chest X ray), home medications and doctor’s fee on follow-up visit.

Package Excludes:
Charges for in-patient stays in excess of 2 nights, charges for intensive care, when necessary, outpatient expenses incurred before admission, telephone charges and guest meals, any other charges for laboratory profiles and medications not related to the procedure, other specialist consultation and charges related to underlying condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Drug Allergy, Heart Disease.

The Long Term Result of Liposuction

You will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body quite soon after liposuction. However, improvement will become even more apparent after about four to six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about three months, any persistent mild swelling usually disappears and the final contour will be visible.

When your expectations are realistic, you will probably be very pleased with the results of your surgery. You may find that you are more comfortable in a wide variety of clothes and more at ease with your body. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you can help to maintain your new shape.

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction is also associated with certain number of risks and complications despite maximum care. Our Team takes every precaution possible to prevent and minimize the risks of surgery. However, much of the responsibility for risk avoidance rests with you as well.

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