Liposuction in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Pattaya

Consider getting liposuction in Pattaya, Thailand if you’ve lost the weight, but you still have those stubborn areas of fat that just need to go. Liposuction (lipo) gets rid of fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?

You may be if:

  • Your weight is in the normal range
  • You might have some disproportionate fat deposits that don't respond to normal diet and exercise.
  • Common areas are abdomen, hips, thighs or male breasts.
  • Around or under the age of 35 as skin elasticity is important in conforming to the new body shape and it degenerates as we get older.

Why Should I get my Liposuction in Pattaya?

Thailand is renowned for their service industry, and excels in catering to your needs. Your taste buds will delight in the bouquet of Thai flavors – just make sure to let them know to cut back on the spices. Pattaya also has wonderful beaches; consider a visit to the island of Ko Lan. You can also plan visits to places like the Sanctuary of Truth, and Pattaya Elephant Village. Talk with your surgeon about the best time to plan your tour of the area.

You’ll experience world-class medical care, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, as well as experienced providers trained in the most modern and effective treatments. Imagine getting care that rivals or surpasses that which you find at home, add in airfare, accommodations and food – all for 50-90% less than it would cost in your own country!

What is the cost of Lipo in Pattaya compared in Australia?

You should be able to save around 50% on the cost of liposuction in Pattaya compared to back home in Australia.

How can I be sure of the quality of Liposuction in Pattaya, Thailand?

Research Lipo clinics in Pattaya, just as you would in your home country. Talk to people who have had it done, read all the reviews, ask for references, check the surgeon’s training, experience and certifications. Do the same for the facility - find out how modern is it, and if their equipment state of the art.

Our Medical Departures promise is to only post facilities, clinics and providers with the best professional memberships, qualifications and stellar reviews. Our quality checks also include criminal and legal checks. We encourage you to explore our site and see the high caliber of options we provide!

What happens during Liposuction?

You may get local anesthesia (only the area affected will be numb), intravenous (IV) sedation (you’ll be extremely relaxed), or general anesthesia (you’ll be asleep).

The surgeon will then make a small incision and infuse medications into the area to reduce pain and ease the process. Using a cannula (thin hollow tube) that is attached to a vacuum, your surgeon will then move it back and forth, suctioning dislodged fat from the area.

Lipo is usually an out patient procedure, but sometimes you may have the option for an overnight hospital stay.

You can read more about Liposuction at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


There are a few other lipo techniques, but the safest and most common uses micro-cannulas. These “Micro” cannulas are about 2.8mm, and allow for more control.

Fat cells are infused with saline/local anesthetic/adrenalin mix. This combo increases safety, eases the removal process, and makes for a less uncomfortable recovery.

Lasers and ultrasound devices can assist in the micro-cannula liposuction procedure. Both the laser method and ultrasound method work to dissolve the fat, making it easier to extract via cannula.

How long will the procedure take to do?

The surgery could take anywhere from two to seven hours – depending upon the anesthesia type, as well as the size and number of areas being treated.

What does the recovery process look like?

You may have to wear a compression garment some time after the surgery, to provide support, help in pain and inflammation reduction. You’ll want to take it easy at first.

Depending on the area you have done, you can return to work in about a week, get back to low impact exercise in about a month. In about 3 months you’ll see more apparent results, and final results will stun you at 6 months.

What now?

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