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Liposuction

Liposuction also called 'lipoplasty' is a cosmetic procedure involving surgery that aims to remove fat deposition from sites such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms and elsewhere.

Liposuction can be used to contour the body into an agreeable shape and make it proportionate. The procedure is performed with the help of a liposuction machine and special instruments called cannulas. There are mainly three kinds of liposuction.

  • Fluid injection- The most common type, a large amount of medicate solution is injected into the area. This fluid contains a local anesthetic, a drug to contract blood vessels and an intravenous salt solution to help in fat removal.
  • Superwet technique- Takes less time but requires general anesthesia or sedation with an IV.
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction- Ultrasound vibrations are used to liquify fat cells. The fat is then suctioned out. Laser assisted liposuction has also been developed and has become very popular.


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                          The Portland Hospital

                          London, United Kingdom


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001

                          Languages: English

                          The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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                          Yanhee International Hospital

                          Bangkok, Thailand


                          Accreditation: JCI, HA

                          Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Mandarin

                          Yanhee International Hospital is dedicated to provide the highest quality of service and excellent patient care in a cost-effective manner.
                          We are one of the largest hospitals in Asia with the ...

                          HYGEIA Hospital

                          Athens, Greece


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

                          Languages: English, Russian, Greek

                          HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

                          It was founded in ...

                          St. Luke's International Hospital

                          Tokyo, Japan


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

                          St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...

                          Makati Medical Center

                          Makati, Philippines


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Makati Medical Center has earned the distinction of being one of the best-equipped hospitals in the country and in Asia. We have the most capable staff that extends the best quality medical care to ou...
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