Liposuction in South Korea

Effective liposuction methods in South Korea

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Liposuction in Korea

Suitable for you if:If there is excess fat; desire to correct body contours
Surgery time3-4 hours
AnesthesiaTotal
HospitalizationDay 1
Removing seamsOn the 7th day

FQA about liposuction in South Korea:

This is a surgical procedure to remove fat deposits in certain areas of the body.
This surgery is not a treatment for obesity, as it does not eliminate the original cause. The main task of liposuction is to give the figure a beautiful outline. However, liposuction is often the most effective method of correcting the body line.

Most often liposuction is performed on parts of the body such as the abdomen, arms, buttocks, shins, back, outer and inner thighs, as well as the neck and chin.

It is not necessary to focus on such an indicator as weight in liposuction. This procedure is not a way of losing weight or weight loss, it is aimed at improving the contours of the body. With liposuction, you can create a beautiful and natural body contour by reducing the volume of fat tissue.

In the case of the removal of more than 10% of body weight, the procedure can be dangerous for the health condition. Thus, it is very important not to remove large amounts of fat, but to pick up the optimal amount to create a beautiful body without causing harm. It is very important to find an experienced plastic surgeon, as if you remove fat far from the excess, there is a possibility of an undesirable side effects.

This amount is calculated based on your body’s mass index, the higher it is, the more fat you can safely remove. In plastic surgery clinics in South Korea, a body composition examination is mandatory before consultation to determine the exact ratio of body fat and muscle mass.
Also, the amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction depends on the volume, body part and quality of fat. It is very important to find an experienced plastic surgeon, as if you remove fat far from excess, there is a possibility of undesirable side effects.

While maintaining a stable body weight, the effect of the procedure is constant. Even if you add fat (in small size), the form created by liposuction will remain the same. In some cases, when gaining weight, fat appears on other parts of the body.
When you gain some weight, fat cells increase in size and volume. With liposuction it is possible to reduce the number of fat cells in certain areas of the body.
An effective liposuction procedure will remove fat cells forever, but with a heavy weight gain you may develop new fat cells. Therefore, even after liposuction, proper nutrition and exercise are recommended.

After liposuction, the skin itself adapts and takes on a new shape according to the contour of the body. If your skin is elastic enough, the surface will be smooth and smooth. With low skin elasticity, after the procedure it may look flabby, so additional procedures may be required to give the skin elasticity.

With liposuction it is impossible to get rid of cellulite and stretch marks on the skin. Liposuction helps to improve the contours of the body, but not the structure of the skin.

  • A person with a slight overweight who wants to improve the contour of the body.
  • Elastic skin, good muscle tone
  • Non-smoking patient
  • Realistic expectations of the procedure, the realization that liposuction is not a way to cure obesity.
  • In case diet and sports do not help to get rid of unwanted fat deposits.
  • A patient without serious chronic, infectious and mental illness.

As after any other operation, after liposuction, symptoms such as bleeding and anesthesia may occur. More specific risks after surgery include:

  • Uneven surface – in the case of improper surgery or improper healing and poor skin elasticity. These irregularities can be permanent.
  • Fluid accumulation – Fluid accumulation can be removed with a special procedure.
  • Numbness – you may feel temporary or permanently numb at the sites of the operation. Usually these symptoms gradually go away
  • Infection happens in rare cases
  • Puncture of internal organs – very rare, during surgery out of a doctor’s error, surgical devices can damage internal organs. Emergency medical care would be required.
  • On the day of the operation, staff at the clinic will offer you all the necessary tests, such as body composition, general blood test, ECG, fluorography and other tests on the doctor’s appointment, depending on your health condition. This is done for the safety of patients to assess the state of health and the possibility of surgery, as well as the use of anesthesia drugs.
  • On the day of the operation it is necessary to stop eating food and liquids 8 hours before anesthesia (including water, gum, lollipops, etc.).
  • It is recommended to stop smoking and taking alcohol 2-3 weeks before surgery.
  • Let us know about all the medications, vitamins and supplements you take on a consistent basis.
  • 2 weeks before the operation you should temporarily stop taking medicines and food additives (multivitamins, antibiotics, etc.), herbal medicines.
  • You should report all of your prescribed medicines to the clinic in advance.
  • Patients who are constantly taking drugs for hypertension or diabetes, on the day of the surgical procedure, should be sure to take their pills in the morning with little water.
  • Diabetes drugs are different, be sure to check with your surgeon about the possibility to suspend your medications before surgery.
  • If you have asthma, you need to bring with you the inhaler and spray that you use.
  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to any medications or injections in the past.

For liposuction, doctors will use general or sedative anesthesia.

Depending on the volume of the operation, it takes from 1 to 5 hours.

  • After the liposuction, doctors recommend to wear compression underwear. It is quite uncomfortable and for most patients after surgery, it is a cause of great inconvenience.
  • Pain: after the operation you’ll take prescribed painkillers. No need if pain is minimal.
  • Swelling and bruising: Normal, 2-3 weeks after surgery, but some patients have bruises longer.
  • When walking and moving there can be a feeling of tension. It gradually passes.

Why is the drainage done after liposuction?

After liposuction, doctors set drains in order to remove the excess of fluids, residues of fatty tissue and blood.

Usually, after liposuction, patients return to daily life after removing all stitches, about 2 weeks later.

Well-done, liposuction only leaves small incisions. After the healing period they are almost invisible.

Liposuction is a rather extensive operation. It is necessary to find to a reliable clinic with experienced surgeons!

In South Korea, this operation is very common because of the constant desire of Koreans to look slim. Korean surgeons have a huge experience operating on different parts of the body. Top Korean clinics are equipped with everything necessary for long operations safely. State-of-the-art equipment allows to effectively monitor the condition of the patient and, if necessary, provide first aid.

Throughout the operation, an anesthesiologist monitor’s the patients condition, this reduces the risk of accidents.

Medical Avenue only cooperates with the best plastic surgery clinics with “0” accident rates since the establishment of the clinics.

What is the difference between liposuction and abdominal plastic surgery in South Korea? For more information on abdominoplasty in South Korea, click here.


Are you interested in non-surgical methods for weight loss?

Non-surgical methods for weight loss in South Korea:

Coolsculpting in South Korea
Coolsculpting in South Korea
Weight loss with Korean traditional medicine
Weight loss with Korean traditional medicine

Diagnosis of causes and predisposition to obesity. Creation of individual weight loss programs.


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