Surgery: Liposuction (Tumescent Liposuction, Traditional Liposuction, Lipo, Lipoplasty, Suction Lipectomy, Liposculpture)

Liposuction removes fatty tissue beneath the skin through a tube inserted by the surgeon.

To help remove the fat and reduce bruising and pain, a solution containing anaesthetic, saline and a constrictive agent is delivered to the area to be treated.

It is necessary to leave enough fatty tissue under the skin to give as smooth an appearance as possible. Liposuction can be helpful in treating areas where traditional weight loss methods have not been successful but is not a weight loss option. There is a limited on the amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction.

If you can maintain a healthy diet and exercise after liposuction, the results should be long lasting.



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 liposuction a weight loss surgery?

Liposuction can improve small areas of stubborn fat that exercise and diet have failed to improve. Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery.

Will liposuction take all my fat away?

Liposuction 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 liposuction 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 a liposuction tighten loose skin?

Liposuction is likely to result in more loose skin after the supporting fat is removed.

Does a liposuction remove cellulite?

Liposuction 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 liposuction 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 liposuction 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 liposuction?

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?

To get a free estimate for this surgery please click here

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.



Iona E from Auckland, New Zealand

All is going well…………….I may have said before, but it’s really lucky I’m a good seamstress, as all of my long skirts and dresses have now been shortened to show off my new legs, and apart from my favourite pairs of Prada jeans, I will probably never wear trousers again!

I am being very diligent with wearing my night time compressions knee-highs every night, and that is helping a lot too.

So there you have it – one very satisfied customer!

Melanie C from Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Stunning Makeovers was a recommendation and I am satisfied and could not fault their service.

The hospital, I could not fault either.  Service A1.  Nursing care well provided for and follow up good.  Nursing staff gave clear instructions and communicated well. The facilities were 7 star.

I would recommend others.  I have already recommended Stunning Makeovers for your service. Fantastic, thank you Paul.

It has been wonderful to know your support was at the other end of modern technology Paul.

Sue C from Sydney Australia

Hi Paul 

Just a short note to say many thanks for everything you did to make this trip run so smoothly, I was extremely apprehensive at the beginning and as everything unfolded step by step I came to realise how much work you do to ensure that all is a great success. I can’t sing your praises enough.  

……my only wish is that I did it years earlier. I will be writing to h Dr Veerawat personally to thank him. Keep up the good work Paul and if anyone has any queries please do not hesitate in giving them my phone number.

Sorry It has taken so long for me to respond to your email.  Take care and drop me a line sometime, would love to hear from you.

Rita F from

I was impressed with the video I watched of you being interviewed by a television program hence choosing Stunning Makeovers.

The surgeon is very caring, listened to my concerns and was able to explain to me exactly what he could achieve for me. Nurses were very kind and gentle. They attended my every need and looked after me exceptionally well. The service is faultless; I can’t think of anything that I was not happy with. Furthermore, the hotel was great. The location was fantastic and we were able to get around the city easily by the BTS.  The hospital was very organized and the services provided even before surgery were unbelievable.

I was so impressed with how everything ran so smoothly beginning with the airport pickup, the transfers to the hospital, the interview with the surgeon, the care and attention from the nursing staff and everyone at the hospital.

I would return for more surgery/dental treatment as I am considering more dental work and maybe liposuction in the future.

I definitely would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others. The service provided was as promised, there were no hidden costs and the facilities chosen were great. 

I am very satisfied with Stunning Makeover’s services. Thank you again for making my dream come true. My results have been outstanding.  I am very pleased with the results and have had many compliments. 

Keryn P from

I chose Stunning Makeovers because I did a significant amount of research online and found their website very informative not to mention their prompt response to any of my emails or queries.

I am very satisfied with the service and information provided by Stunning Makeovers prior to departure. 

The Dentist was excellent.  He talked me out of having extra veneers done and said that he thought I would get just as good a result by having my teeth whitened instead.  This obviously saved a lot of money. I was very impressed. 

The nursing and support staff were very professional and tentative. Both of these services were good as well as the facilities.  

I would return for more surgery/dental treatment and would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others as it is easy and affordable.

Grant A from Perth, Australia

The surgeon was great, very friendly and easy to deal with, gave me great feedback after the operation. The hospital service and facilities were excellent. The nurses went out of their way to make me as comfortable as possible.

I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others - very professional, I didn't need to do a thing but turn up at the airport with my passport. I would like to go back late this year for more surgery/dental treatment.

Rita F from

Surgery went extremely well and I am ecstatic with the results. Everything you organisedwent without a hitch. The hospital was great, the surgeon was fantastic and all the nurses who looked after me were so kind and beautiful.

I am very impressed with how everything was organised and I would definitely recommend your services. So thank you again for making my dream come true. 

Maeline M from New Zealand

The surgeon, nursing and support staff, service and facilities were awesome.

I would return for more surgery and will recommend Stunning Makeovers to others as the hospital was great.