Liposuction in Bangkok

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Bangkok

Last fact-checked: 16 October 2019

As a quick-fix surgical procedure, liposuction is one of the most popular ways to remove unwanted fat and create a better-looking body. Keep reading to find out how you can undergo this treatment in Bangkok for thousands less than back home by booking through Medical Departures. 

Am I Suitable for Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most affordable and safest procedures for getting rid of fat in a number of areas, and both men and women undergo the treatment.

Liposuction works best on:

- Localized fat deposits that are out-of-proportion
- Areas where you require more definition
- If you have good skin elasticity

If you don’t have good skin elasticity, you made need a body lift procedure in combination with liposuction.

Why Should I Have Liposuction in Bangkok?

Thailand has world-renowned healthcare facilities, many of which are located in Bangkok. Since the 1990s when Bangkok first opened its doors to medical tourists, international patients have been flocking here for all manner of medical, surgical and cosmetic procedures. 

With prices often at least 50% lower than in western countries, there is a symbiotic relationship between patients and providers; one can't exist without the other. For their part, medical providers ensure their services remain of a high-standard, reinvesting the money they receive from patients to keep their services at the best quality. This means patients continue to come, keeping the cycle going.

However, this isn’t to say that patients should assume everywhere in Bangkok is of the quality they desire – and we always stress to do some research. When something becomes popular, there are always unscrupulous people who join the bandwagon, offering inferior quality services with scant regard for patient care.

This is why Medical Departures has been established. We pre-check all our clinics, so when you book you are assured they meet certain quality standards. We conduct onsite visits, and verify doctor qualifications, international affiliations and professional registrations, which are listed on our website, alongside real patient reviews and high definition clinic photos.

Our aim is to provide the information you need to make a decision that is right for you, with all the necessary facts at your disposal. No medical procedure is risk-free, but making sure all the boxes are ticked before you begin treatment is certainly the best start.

How Long Does Liposuction Take?

The length of time the procedure takes depends on what area(s) you are having done and how much fat is being removed. Many procedures take around an hour, but if you are having multiple treatments on both sides of your body it could take up to three hours.

An anesthetic will be administered before the procedure is commenced, after which small cuts will be made in the areas to be treated and a suction device inserted to remove the fat. The fat is liquefied either by ultrasound or with a saline solution (tumescent liposuction).

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Liposuction?

After the procedure, you are likely to suffer discomfort, rather than pain, and compression garments will need to be worn for several weeks afterward. Leaking from the wounds may occur for several days, and swelling and bruising will be at its worst a couple of days after the procedure, decreasing steadily one to three weeks later.

You will be encouraged to walk around as soon as you can after the procedure but should avoid strenuous exercise for six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on Liposuction in Bangkok Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The cost of liposuction in Bangkok will depend on how many areas you have treated, but average prices are AUD $2,500, compared to AUD $5,000 in Australia.

For latest prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles and real patient reviews, browse through our top three partner clinics and hospitals for liposuction in Bangkok. 

How Do I Get Started?

Take a look at the facilities listed above or our entire list of quality-checked liposuction clinics in Bangkok here

Ready to book an appointment? See below for options or, if you've got any questions, get in touch with our Customer Care Team for free.


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