Cosmetic Services

Liposuction

Liposuction is the ideal way to sculpt your body, removing stubborn fat and achieving a more contoured appearance. Our comprehensive guide will walk you through every step of the procedure, from the initial consultation to the post-operative care, ensuring you achieve the results you desire.

What is Liposuction?

Having your Liposuction at Yanhee International Hospital helps sculpt your body by targeting your trouble spots to create a slimmer, more proportional shape.

It attacks the fat you think you can never lose.

In just a few hours, this procedure can permanently remove fat to smooth out unsightly bulges.

Liposuction

The fat removes from under the skin with the use of a vacuum-suction cannula (a hollow pen-like instrument) or using an ultrasonic probe that emulsifies (breaks up into small pieces) the fat and then removes it with suction.

Persons with local fat may decide to undergo this surgery to remove fat from that area. Liposuction is a procedure for shaping the body and it is not essential for weight loss.

This surgery may include more than one site, for instance, the abdomen, back, and thighs all on the same day.

This procedure is also utilized for reducing breast size in men with large breasts (Gynecomastia) or for removing fat tumors (lipomas), but it is most commonly used for cosmetic body shaping.

Are you a good candidate for Liposuction?

Despite efforts through diet and exercise, some individuals struggle to eliminate fat in specific areas, such as the abdomen.

These problem areas can be stubborn due to localized fat deposits that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods.

If you’ve exhausted other options without success, Liposuction may be a suitable solution.

Comprehensive Guide to Liposuction Surgery

Everything You Need to Know

Preparing for Liposuction at Yanhee Hospital

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Please take advantage of our free virtual consultation and live chat to receive instructions on preparing for your surgery or to address any other important questions.

These instructions will cover topics such as smoking cessation, medication adjustments, scheduling, items to bring with you to the hospital, and when to have your final meal before surgery.

Your prompt recovery hinges on your adherence to these guidelines, so they should be your top priority.

Risks and Complications of Liposuction

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Risks of Liposuction

While the majority of patients are satisfied with the outcomes of their liposuction surgery, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks. It is essential that you understand the limitations and possible complications associated with liposuction surgery.

Before opting for the procedure, you should be well-informed about these risks and carefully weigh them against the benefits based on your personal assessment.

Avoid being influenced by friends who have undergone the surgery or by doctors pressuring you to proceed. Acknowledge that the risks involved in the procedure are significant.

Take the time to determine if you are willing to accept the inherent risks of liposuction. Since it is primarily a cosmetic procedure and not medically necessary, there is no need to rush.

Gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision about whether the surgery is right for you. Do not assume that complications “only happen to other people.” It is crucial to understand the risks and decide if you are truly prepared to accept the possibility that they could occur.

Complications of Liposuction

Infections are a potential risk after any surgery, including liposuction. While some surgeons prescribe antibiotics for all liposuction patients, others may not. It is crucial to keep the wound(s) clean, but even with proper care, infections may still occur.

Embolism can occur when fat dislodges and enters the bloodstream through damaged blood vessels during the procedure. Fat particles can become lodged in the blood vessels, leading to blockages in the lungs or brain.

Symptoms such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing may indicate the presence of fat clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli). If you experience these symptoms after surgery, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Fat emboli can cause long-term disability and, in rare cases, may be fatal.

Visceral Perforations

Visceral Perforations (puncture wounds in the organs) can happen during the course of the surgery, the surgeon cannot see exactly where the cannula. It is possible to puncture or damage internal organs during the procedure.

This could occur, for example, in case of the intestines punctured during abdominal liposuction. In case organs are hurt, surgery is necessary to repair them. Visceral perforations can also be fatal.

Seroma is the condition where serum accumulates in the spots where the tissue removed during surgery. The serum is the fluid portion of your blood.

Nerve Compression and Alterations in Sensation

Nerve Compression and Alterations in Sensation – you could possibly experience “paresthesias” which is a changed sensation at the area of the surgery. This could possibly be in the form of heightened sensitivity (pain) in the area or the lack of any sensation (numbness) in the area.

In case these changes in sensation continue for a long time (weeks or months) you need to inform your surgeon. In rare cases, these changes in sensation could be permanent.

Swelling or edema may possibly happen after surgery. Occasionally, swelling could continue for weeks or months.

The skin on top of the area can become necrotic (necrosis = death). Bacteria can infect the necrotic skin and become the source of infection. Dead skin changes in color and may fall off.

Burns can happen during the course of ultrasound-assisted liposuction, the ultrasound probe could become very hot that can result in burns.

Fluid imbalance

Fluid imbalance results when considerable amounts of liquid removed with the fat during surgery. Fat tissue contains large amounts of liquid. Surgeons also inject fluids during the procedure and this adds to the fluid imbalance.

Anytime you are in the hospital, the staff will be observing you for signs of fluid imbalance. Yet, this could occur once you go home and can develop critical conditions such as heart problems, excess fluid collecting in the lungs, or kidney problems as your kidneys attempt to preserve fluid balance.

Significant amounts of fluid with lidocaine are usually injected during liposuction. This could give you too many doses of lidocaine. The signs of this are lightheadedness, uneasiness, drowsiness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), slurred speech, metallic taste in the mouth, numbness of the lips and tongue, shivering, muscle twitching, and convulsions.

Liposuction Procedure

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  • A large volume injected into the target area. This solution contains Lidocaine (anesthetic effect) and epinephrine (decreases bleeding).
  • A special cannula (diameter = 2, 3, 4 or 5mm) inserted through a tiny skin incision and suctioned the fat.
  • The surgeon closes the incision with stitches.
  • Surgery time is 1 hour per site and the procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

Liposuction Post-Operative Care

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  • The day after surgery, patients may engage in light to moderate physical activities.
  • Strenuous activities may be gradually resumed 1 month after surgery.
  • It is important to wrap the treated area with a compression bandage snugly and continuously for 6 days to 2 weeks.
  • Avoid applying icepacks or a heating pad to the skin overlying the areas treated by liposuction.
  • Refrain from soaking in a bath, Jacuzzi, pool, or beach for at least 7 days after surgery.
  • Keep the incision clean and dry.
  • he patient may take a shower 2 days post-surgery.
  • Return for follow-up checks as scheduled for the removal of stitches.

PRICE AND PACKAGES

Procedure

Hospital Stay

Price (THB)

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Technique (per site)

1 Night

50,000

Thighs (outer/inner)

1 Night

60,000

Vaser Liposuction

Both Arms

1 Night

66,000

Both Armpits

1 Night

66,000

Upper Abdomen

1 Night

66,000

Lower Abdomen

1 Night

66,000

Hip & Waist (per side)

1 Night

66,000

Back (both sides)

1 Night

66,000

Outer Thighs

1 Night 

74,000

Inner Thighs

1 Night

74,000

Lower Legs (both legs) - calves

1 Night

74,000

** An area with very large amounts of fat may be charged as two sites

Take the first step and reach out to us for a complimentary virtual consultation. Our virtual consultants and surgeons will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique needs. Every client is different, and we tailor each procedure to match your individual requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be asleep during surgery?

Yes, you will be under general anesthesia during the procedure.

Will liposuction on my tummy make it perfectly flat?

Liposuction removes excess fat under the skin, but it will not eliminate fat inside the abdominal cavity. Therefore, if you are overweight, you can expect a slimmer belly, but it may not be completely flat.

How long do I need to stay in Bangkok?

Your surgeon will recommend staying near Bangkok for 7-10 days for post-surgical follow-up.

Is the result permanent after liposuction surgery?

Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise routine can help maintain the results of your liposuction. However, significant weight fluctuations or pregnancy can impact the outcome of the surgery.

What can I expect in terms of scarring?

Following liposuction, you may notice a small scar at the site where the liposuction tube was inserted.

Can liposuction eliminate cellulite?

Liposuction is not effective for treating skin surface irregularities like cellulite.

What is the recovery period like?

You can expect swelling and bruising, which typically resolve within about 2 weeks. The level of post-surgical soreness can vary based on the number of areas treated. It’s important to limit physical activity for about 4 weeks. Full wound maturation usually occurs over 6-12 months.

What are the potential risks?

Possible risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, fat necrosis, nerve damage, skin contour irregularities, sagging skin, keloids at the insertion sites of the liposuction tube, and the need for revision surgery.

How should I prepare for liposuction surgery?

To minimize complications and reduce risk factors, it is important to refrain from smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, and taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medications (unless approved by your doctor) for at least two weeks before your scheduled surgery. Individuals with medical conditions require surgical clearance from their healthcare provider. Engaging in muscle-toning exercises and maintaining a proper diet prior to liposuction can contribute to better surgical outcomes.