Surgery: VASER Liposuction (Liposelection)
VASER liposuction is a patented system to remove unwanted fat using sound energy and suction.
A special saline solution that helps numb and shrink the blood vessels fills the area to be treated. Fat is then removed through a gentler suction process designed to minimise damage to the surrounding tissues.
Doctors report a smoother result and less pain, swelling and bruising to traditional liposuction techniques.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old do I have to be to have this surgery?
You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.
How soon can I have this surgery?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.
Is VASER LipoSelection a weight loss surgery?
VASER LipoSelection can improve small areas of stubborn fat that exercise and diet have failed to improve. VASER LipoSelection is not a weight loss surgery.
Will VASER LipoSelection take all my fat away?
VASER LipoSelection can only remove fatty tissue immediately under the surface of the skin. It cannot remove fat inside the abdomen that causes distention of the tummy. There must be a layer of fat left after VASER LipoSelection to support the skin and provide a smooth appearance if possible. The amount of fat that can be removed is limited. A safe amount is usually around 2 litres.
Does VASER LipoSelection tighten loose skin?
VASER LipoSelection is likely to result in more loose skin after the supporting fat is removed.
Does a VASER LipoSelection remove cellulite?
VASER LipoSelection doesn’t improve the appearance of cellulite.
How long does the operation take and will I be asleep?
It will depend upon which areas you are having VASER LipoSelection to as well as the total number of areas.
Where will the incisions be?
The incisions will be made close to the site where fatty tissue is to be removed and will appear as puncture marks to the skin.
Will there be scaring?
Scaring will be present where the incisions were made. These may fade to fine lines or may remain obvious after healing is completed. How your scars will appear depends on how your body heals.
How long will I be in hospital?
It will depend in the number of areas you are having VASER LipoSelection to as well as the amount of fatty tissue to be removed.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 10 nights after surgery. This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. Air travel presents risks such as deep vein thrombosis. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.
Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?
Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have
What are the risks associated with VASER LipoSelection?
There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Possible risks include uneven contours, rippling or loose skin, skin or nerve damage, irregular pigmentation, infection, bleeding or hematoma formation, excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation, unfavourable scarring, change in skin sensation, skin discoloration or swelling, asymmetry, pain, which may persist, damage to deeper structures such as nerves or blood vessels, poor wound healing, risks associated with anaesthesia and the possibility of revisional surgery. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.
How should I prepare for surgery?
When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.
What should I do after surgery?
The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery which may include wearing a compression garment.
When can I start exercising?
Please ask your surgeon about this at your consultation. It will depend upon the number and location of the areas treated.
How much does this surgery cost?
How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I talk to a past patient?
Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning surgery through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.
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