“Liposuction is not a weight loss method. The noticeable change after the procedure is a reduction in localized fat deposits and improved contouring, rather than a significant reduction in overall body weight. This change is typically evident immediately, and the treated areas become firmer within 1-2 hours.”
What kind of fat can be removed?
In our bodies, there are two main types of fat: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.
1. Subcutaneous Fat: This is the fat found beneath the skin. When subcutaneous fat is within normal levels, it typically does not pose health problems. However, excessive accumulation of subcutaneous fat can be risky for one’s health and may increase the risk of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, muscle weakness, and affect body proportions. This type of fat can be suctioned out safely without posing a risk to health.
2. Visceral Fat: Visceral fat is the result of excessive consumption of foods rich in carbohydrates and sugars that the body cannot fully burn off in a day. This type of fat forms and attaches itself to internal organs, including the stomach, intestines, liver, and kidneys. Over time, visceral fat can make these organs firmer and may result in a protruding abdomen or a “pot belly.” Visceral fat is located beneath the muscles, around internal organs, and cannot be suctioned out as it poses a risk to these internal organs.
So, subcutaneous fat can be safely removed through procedures like liposuction if it is excessive and affects one’s desired body proportions, while visceral fat cannot be removed through suctioning due to its location and potential health risks.
Who shouldn’t have liposuction?
Those who have certain medical conditions should not undergo liposuction. These conditions include:
1. Coronary Artery Disease: Liposuction involves the injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the fat layer to constrict blood vessels and minimize bleeding during the procedure. People with coronary artery disease may be at a higher risk during liposuction because the adrenaline can increase the workload on the heart, potentially leading to irregular heart rhythms, rapid heartbeat, or even a heart attack.
2. Cerebrovascular Disease: Individuals with cerebrovascular disease, which affects the blood vessels supplying the brain, should avoid liposuction due to the potential risks associated with the procedure and anesthesia.
3. Autoimmune Disorders: Those with autoimmune disorders may have compromised immune systems, and liposuction could lead to complications, infections, or exacerbation of their underlying condition.
4. Uncontrolled Diabetes: If a person’s diabetes is not well controlled, liposuction can affect blood sugar levels and lead to complications. It’s important to have good control of blood sugar levels before considering the procedure.
5. Uncontrolled Thyroid Disorders: Uncontrolled thyroid disorders can have various effects on the body, including the cardiovascular system. Liposuction may not be recommended for individuals with uncontrolled thyroid issues due to the potential impact on the heart and metabolism.
Choosing the appropriate fat suction machine for each patient depends on factors such as the location and amount of fat that needs to be removed, as well as other considerations like the patient’s overall health. This assessment is conducted by experienced physicians to ensure the highest quality and safety of the fat suction procedures at La Fleur Clinic. The clinic also utilizes modern tools and technologies to provide clients with the highest international standards of cosmetic and fat suction procedures.
Innovation in Liposuction Technology
Vaser (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance)
Liposuction using Vaser machine is an innovative fat suction technique powered by ultrasound energy. The ultrasound waves work to break down fat, causing fat deposits to disintegrate and become a liquid beneath the skin. Ultrasound waves are a high-energy form of energy that is highly safe and has been widely used in the medical field for many years, both in the realm of beauty and disease treatment.
The Vaser fat suction machine is a valuable tool for physicians as it facilitates the gentle and efficient extraction of fat, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the fat dissolution process. This machine employs high-frequency sound waves to break down fat, which is subsequently suctioned out after it has disintegrated. This approach minimizes damage to blood vessels, nerves, and surrounding tissue, mitigating the impact on tissues in other areas. As a result, it leads to minimal injury and reduces the time required for fat suction.
Vaser fat suction can effectively remove a significant amount of fat, leaving very little residual fat behind. The results become visible quickly and are characterized by reduced concerns about dimpled skin since collagen tissue supports the skin and is not substantially damaged. Patients can experience a swift recovery with minimal bruising and scarring after the procedure, enabling them to resume their normal lives.
The benefits of the Vaser fat suction machine include:
Body Tite fat suction machine
Body Tite is a radio frequency (RF) fat suction machine that utilizes RFAL ™ (Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction) technology for fat suction.
The RFAL ™ (Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction) technology works rapidly, and the fat extracted has very minimal blood contamination because it can prevent blood from entering during the procedure to reduce blood loss. It utilizes very small-sized fat suction equipment that can be adjusted in depth to target specific fat cells without damaging nerves or surrounding tissues. Additionally, it can stimulate collagen in the subdermal layer, resulting in tightened and smoother skin in the treated area without causing dimpling or irregularities in the skin simultaneously.
The working principle of the BodyTite liposuction machine
The working principle of the BodyTite liposuction machine is not just about efficiently removing fat, but also about making the skin in the treated area smoother and tighter. BodyTite utilizes RF (Radio-Frequency) energy, which not only dissolves fat cell walls but also alters the structural and biochemical factors in the area. It also changes the structure of the lymphatic drainage system, allowing for simultaneous skin tightening while fat is being dissolved. Additionally, it helps eliminate cellulite.
Moreover, it’s the only tool for liposuction that can rejuvenate collagen, resulting in stronger skin structure. This makes it harder for fat to accumulate again, unlike traditional liposuction. BodyTite can be used to remove fat from various areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, back, thighs, knees, arms, neck, flanks, and breasts. It minimizes damage to blood vessels, nerves, and adjacent tissues, stimulates collagen production, muscle contraction, and the thin layer of tissue beneath the skin, resulting in tighter and firmer skin. After the procedure, patients can recover at home as usual, reducing side effects compared to traditional liposuction.
The benefits of the BodyTite liposuction machine include:
Overall, these benefits make BodyTite an effective tool for fat reduction and body shaping, especially for individuals seeking smoother and tighter skin after fat removal.
The Body Jet liposuction machine
The Body Jet liposuction machine utilizes the power of water in a technique known as Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction to effectively dislodge and gently remove fat that adheres to tissue. This approach is gentle on surrounding tissues, as it relies on the mild force of water for fat removal. Moreover, the fat cells removed through this method remain viable, allowing medical professionals to repurpose them for other applications, such as fat grafting to different areas as needed.
The Body Jet liposuction machine employs Water Jet technology to carefully separate fat from various tissue regions without causing harm or trauma to the nearby skin and tissue. Importantly, it avoids tissue bruising or dimpling, resulting in smooth and even skin.
Following fat removal using the Body Jet machine, the fat cells separated from the tissue are of high quality because the gentle water energy has minimal impact on them. These fat cells retain their viability, with over 90% viability, making them valuable for various purposes. They can be utilized for procedures like breast augmentation, buttock enhancement, facial contouring, replacing fillers, or even for stem cell therapy to assist in body rejuvenation and repair. This technology contributes to cell repair, body rejuvenation, extending the lifespan of aging organs, and offering a range of health benefits.
Performing liposuction with the Body Jet machine has several advantages:
Therefore, Body Jet liposuction is an effective method for fat removal that reduces risks and allows patients to recover quickly and resume their normal lives.
Summary of using the Body Jet machine for liposuction:
Side effects after liposuction may include
Self-care after liposuction
J-Plasma Innovation for Skin Tightening and Contouring.
J-Plasma is a technology developed to assist in skin tightening and contouring by combining the efficiency of plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy. The working principle involves the insertion of small energy tubes under the skin by a physician, where energy is released precisely where needed. This generates heat up to 85 degrees Celsius, rapidly contracting the fibrous bands that anchor the skin (Fibroseptal Network) and tissues, leading to immediate skin tightening. The energy tubes automatically decrease the temperature to 41 degrees Celsius to prevent damage to the surrounding skin and tissues.
J-Plasma technology is certified and considered safe by regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) and relevant authorities in Thailand. It can be applied to various body areas, including arms, kidneys, abdomen, back, waist, legs, or thighs, providing effective skin tightening and contouring results.
Plasma: Who Is It Suitable For?
J-Plasma is suitable for individuals who have a significant amount of accumulated fat or loose, sagging skin that lacks firmness. When J-Plasma is performed in conjunction with liposuction, it can yield even better results. After fat removal through liposuction, there is often a space created beneath the skin tissues. The use of J-Plasma, powered by helium plasma energy, helps tighten and stimulate collagen production, resulting in significantly firmer skin. It can be considered both a fat reduction and skin tightening procedure.
Additionally, J-Plasma is ideal for individuals who have post-pregnancy sagging in the abdominal area and those facing skin laxity issues due to aging. It’s worth noting that J-Plasma is a minimally invasive procedure, involving incisions of only 2-3 millimeters, and is not considered a surgical operation. This allows for a quicker recovery process. It’s a gentle and effective technology that provides immediate and safe skin tightening results and can be used to target various areas of the body.
Arm Tightening with J-Plasma: For those struggling with saggy arms, loose upper arms, or excessive fat accumulation, and are hesitant to wear sleeveless clothing, J-Plasma can help tighten the arms, making them shapelier and boosting confidence.
Abdominal Tightening with J-Plasma: J-Plasma can address excess fat in the abdominal and waist areas, as well as sagging abdominal skin, especially in individuals with post-pregnancy concerns or loose, dimpled skin. It provides a gentle but effective skin tightening solution, even for those who may not be ideal candidates for traditional surgery.
Reducing Thick Thighs with J-Plasma: If you have issues with thick thighs, sagging inner thighs, or accumulated excess fat, J-Plasma can help tighten and contour the thighs, creating a smoother and more sculpted appearance without the need for extensive surgery.
The skin tightening effect is due to the skin contracting by approximately 30%, and you can see noticeable results. The skin becomes firmer, smoother, and more elastic within 3-6 months after the procedure. The results are long-lasting, and repeat treatments are not usually necessary.
Benefits of J-Plasma:
In summary, J-Plasma is a versatile and effective treatment suitable for individuals looking to reduce excess fat and tighten their skin, whether it’s sagging arms, loose abdominal skin, or other areas of concern. It provides immediate results, is minimally invasive, and ensures a swift recovery process.
The benefits of measuring BMI include assessing and analyzing basic health, identifying potential risks of diseases, and other health problems that might arise due to weight-related factors. It’s important to note that BMI is a preliminary assessment and does not directly measure body fat because individuals who exercise regularly may have more muscle mass than fat. This could lead to discrepancies in BMI results.
Additionally, BMI also affects the amount of medication a doctor might prescribe for surgeries, ensuring it’s suitable and safe for the patient. Therefore, providing accurate and clear health information to the attending physician is crucial
How to Calculate BMI
BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.
For example, if your weight is 75 kilograms and your height is 1.80 meters (or 180 centimeters, which is equivalent to 1.80 meters), you can calculate your BMI as follows:
BMI = Weight (kg) / Height (m)² = 75 / (1.80 * 1.80) = 75 / 3.24 BMI is approximately 23.1
Interpreting BMI Results
Once you’ve calculated your BMI, you can interpret the results using the following categories:
These categories can help you assess your body mass index and get a general idea of your weight status in relation to your height. Keep in mind that while BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn’t take into account other factors like muscle mass, body composition, and overall health. It’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive assessment of your health.
Furthermore, compression garments provide support to the skin, allowing patients to move comfortably after undergoing liposuction. Medical professionals typically recommend wearing compression garments 22-24 hours a day during the first month after the procedure and 12 hours a day for the following 2-3 months. This consistent use of compression garments helps ensure the best possible results and a smoother recovery process for liposuction patients.
We also provide specialized After Care services, dedicated to monitoring your post-procedure results. We offer close consultations and personalized recommendations to our patients, available 24 hours a day for any inquiries.