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Liposuction in Thailand

Liposuction in Thailand

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is the procedure used to remove fat deposits that you cannot get rid of with regular diet and exercise. 

However, liposuction is not suitable as a cure for being overweight. You can undergo liposuction pretty much anywhere on the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck.

There are a few different liposuction techniques but they all commonly use a thin tube called a cannula that is inserted through tiny cuts in the skin connected to a vacuum. The liposuction results are generally long lasting as long as your weight remains stable.

At the consultation you will meet your surgeon to discuss any concerns and your goals. Your surgeon will examine you and may take some photographs for your medical records. 

Your surgeon will select the appropriate technique based on your treatment goals and  the area of your body being treated. 

Expect some pain, swelling and bruising after the procedure. The bruising will usually be visible for about a month.

How long does liposuction take?

Liposuction in Thailand is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic and a local anaesthetic and takes 1-3 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.

How long does liposuction recovery take?

You will be out of bed on the same day as your surgery. The recovery time depends on the size of the area and the amount of fat removed. You should be able to return to work within a few days if you only had a small amount of fat removed. You should be back to your normal activities including exercise in three to four weeks.

What are the results of liposuction treatment?

With liposuction or lipo, as it’s commonly referred to, you can slim up your stomach by removing excess fat.

How do I get liposuction in Thailand?

Book a consultation and we will discuss your options for liposuction in Bangkok or another major city in Thailand. Azami will present you with discounted options among the best surgeons in your area.

Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck

Liposuction and tummy tucks are two of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures for body contouring, but they serve different purposes and yield different results. This chapter explores the key differences between these procedures to help individuals make an informed decision about which might be more suitable for their needs.

Liposuction: The Fat Removal Expert

Liposuction is primarily focused on removing excess fat from specific parts of the body. It's particularly effective for targeting stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure involves making small incisions through which a cannula (a thin tube) is inserted to loosen and suction out fat. It's ideal for individuals who have good skin elasticity, as liposuction does not address skin laxity or muscle separation. The primary areas for liposuction include the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and arms.

Tummy Tuck: Beyond Fat Removal

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a more extensive procedure that not only removes excess fat but also excess skin, and tightens the abdominal muscles. This procedure is often the choice for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, which can result in loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck involves a horizontal incision along the lower abdomen through which the surgeon removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscles. It’s especially beneficial for women post-pregnancy who have diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles).

Liposuction in Thailand
Liposuction in Bangkok

Combined Liposuction and Tummy tuck

In some cases, combining liposuction with a tummy tuck can provide comprehensive results. This combination is often beneficial for patients who have excess fat and also need muscle tightening and skin removal. The liposuction contours the body by removing fat, and the tummy tuck addresses any loose skin and muscle separation, resulting in a more toned and defined abdomen.

Making the Right Choice

Choosing between liposuction and a tummy tuck depends on several factors, including the individual's body type, the amount of excess fat and skin, the condition of the abdominal muscles, and personal aesthetic goals. It's crucial to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess these factors and recommend the most appropriate procedure.

Techniques Used in Liposuction in Thailand

Several techniques are used in liposuction, each with its own set of advantages.

Tumescent Liposuction: This is the most common technique, where a medicated solution is injected into the fatty areas before fat removal to reduce blood loss, pain, and swelling.


Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL): This technique uses ultrasound vibrations to liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove.​


Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL): LAL uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells. It is often used for precision work and can also help with skin tightening.

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