Flabby tummies, chubby arms, saddle bag thighs, turkey wattles, saggy bums, can all be vastly improved thanks to liposuction surgery in Phuket. The body beautiful is something that many strive to attain but that some are never able to quite grasp. Our constant striving for physical perfection has led many people, from all walks of life, to toss down their gym towel and to book a consultation with their cosmetic surgeon instead.
If you have excess fatty tissue that has deposited itself on specific areas of your body, if you are physically and mentally healthy and over the age of twenty, then you are an ideal candidate for liposuction surgery in Phuket.
During a pre-operative consultation you will meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss your surgery goals with him. Together you can target the problem areas where you have accumulated fatty deposits and you can discuss your surgical goals. Your surgeon will advise you on the best course of action to take.
Liposuction involves the removal of excess fatty tissue by using a device called a cannula, which is a narrow, hollow steel tube which is attached to a powerful suction motor. A small incision is made in the skin to minimise scarring before the cannula is inserted below the skin, into the layers of fatty tissue. The device literally sucks the fat away, making small tunnels as the surgeon works. When the cannula is removed these tiny tunnels collapse in on themselves, adding to the slimmer appearance of the area.
The surgeon will remove fatty tissue and sculpt the shape of the area until he is happy with the overall appearance. It is important not to remove too much fatty tissue as the body can go into toxic shock. There is no set amount considered correct as each individual has a different height, weight and bone structure. Once the surgeon has completed the procedure the small incisions will either be sutured closed or taped closed.
The patient can expect to experience tenderness and a feeling of stiffness or pain for a week or two after surgery. They should be able to return to light duties at work after two weeks but should refrain from strenuous activity for six weeks after surgery.
Very small incisions of no more than a few millimetres are made to insert the cannula into the fatty tissue and these should leave only minimal scarring. Some surgeons suture the incisions but others prefer to leave them to close naturally as the patients heals faster this way. It will depend on which surgeon does your procedure for you.
Any surgery has inherent risks and side effects but thanks to advances in modern medicine these are minor. Patients may experience bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, infection, tenderness, numbness, which may last up to three months or an asymmetrical appearance which will only be correctable with a subsequent surgery.