Liposuction is considered as one of the surgeries which must be supervised by experienced doctors with latest medical knowledge. If one fails to choose a right provider, there may be lots of negative consequences such as unexpected results, disappointment, and worst case, a need for revision. This kind of cases frequently occurred in this industry. Thus, many patients have been hesitating which providers is the best for their liposuction needs.
Choosing a clinic by price promotion does not mean that a patient can get a desired quality. Review images from celebrities and bloggers are likely difficult to believe in as writers can also be paid for overstated reviews. So, take a look at these 5 checklists before making your mind in getting a liposuction or bodycontouring:
1. Doctor Profiles
Generally, when people get sick, most would look for the best doctors to treat them. In order to get best success outcomes, they would prefer doctors who have practiced for many years and have better clinical judgement , even those doctors may practice in a small clinic, rather than choosing a less experienced young doctors who may have knowledges on the latest medical advances but may have less developed clinical judgment.
Cosmetic surgery is no difference. Whether the patients get a nice result, good quality or safe recovery, around 90% depends on the doctor’s medical experience and skills. So before choosing a provider, wisely research for a right profile, reliable and experienced doctor who will be responsible for your overall procedure.
With many years of experience, doctors may have more developed clinical judgement and advance medicines from their practices on many cases. These doctors will be able to help, verify and understand the patient’s issues and feelings. With skillful liposuction doctors, not only small incisions and hidden scars can be performed, patients may get a benefit of having little discomfort and fast recovery.
2. History of the clinic
The Most BodyTite Users 2019 Award with the most cases in Thailand (Over 3,500 treatments) awarded by Invasix Inc.
Best Clinic 2017-2019 for three consecutive years from whatclinic.com
Popular visited website where patients find the medical treatment all over the world.
Aesthetic clinic is one of the widespread business industry which have a lot of providers. This response to the high demands that people nowadays would like to get better looks. Thus, the business has expanded and attributed from locals, provinces and to international levels.
A lot of providers open their business in shopping malls, community malls and office buildings. Since the investment is high, profit is another thing that they need to be considered. As the industry is driven by a lot of competitors, each provider needs to use competitive pricing in order to ensure profitable sustenance of the business. To get a suitable profit, some providers would choose to reduce their costs, thus, lower the service quality, using non-standard products, and hired lack of experienced doctors or new graduate staffing to give treatment services.
However, there are still many providers which the business is supervised by the doctors who have better clinic judgement and believe that quality liposuction services must be given. There is no reason to reduce the quality which can be tracked on their trustworthy services, awards and clean history.
3. Hygiene environment and clean equipment
For the patient’s health and wellbeing, the clinic environment must be clean, safe, and meet the medical standard, not only the operation room setting but also include the reception areas to reduce the risk of infection. Patients can easily gather these information by surfing on the internet and social media to see the location images of each provider.
Nevertheless, there are some cases that a provider uses very good profile doctors and beautiful images of reception area but in reality, when patients go there, they were led to do the liposuction procedure in another place due to space limitation. If the rental location is not legally registered as aesthetic providers, it would be very risky. If a case like this occurs, the patient should refuse to get the procedure done, remember to protect own right.
Upon getting in the operating room, take a quick glance to see if the equipment is hygiene or not, and does it match what they describe in the advertisement. Surgical site infection may cause complicated effects and if the equipment does not match what they adverstised, the outcome may not be as expected.
4. Choosing Liposuction Technique
Every clinic may use the most inspiring Before/After images to attract potential patients. This may cause the patient to not adequately pay attention to the technique that the provider uses or learn how they suck the fat out. Some patients may even feel that every method is somewhat similar.
In fact, not every case would come out well as shown in the images so the patient should pay more attention and at least has some fundamental knowledge of liposuction.
For example, there are 5 techniques commonly used in Thailand, each has its own different advantages and disadvantages as follows:
- VASER (UAL) creates ultrasound energy to emulsify fat cells so a lot of liquefied fat can be sucked out. This device is commonly used in Thailand but patients should keep in mind that there is more possibility for pain, underlying skin burning, and skin laxity due the high power of heat from this device than other techniques.
- BodyTite (RFAL) has better heat control and reduce the risk of skin burning and discomfort. The Radiofrequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) energy helps in toning and tightening the skin and can be used even for chin area. However, less amount of fat is removed when compared with VASER.
- Laser Lipo (LAL) uses laser energy to melt the fat. Basically, it is not so different from VASER but LAL is more suitable for smaller areas.
- Waterjet uses a pressurized stream of water to get out the fat cells. Although it looks like a gentle method with less force and the fat can be used for fat grafting, it does not very practical as the amount of removed fat is too little.
- MicroAire (PAL) uses a reciprocating motion to facilitate the movement of the cannula within tissue. The fat cells can be gently extracted and still vital.
These days, a combination of two machines are increasingly used but patients should also considered how they are used for example, VASER combined with BodyTite. Although theoretically this sounds effective but in practice, there will be an underlying skin heat accumulation from using both machines. It would be risky to get burn.
Still, some devices can be used together effectively. For example, at Rattinan Clinic, the doctor uses BodyTite which addresses skin tightening but has an inferior in fat removal. To solve this point, MicroAire PAL is used to fulfill the fat removal effectiveness as the reciprocating motion will not generate more heat and it can increase the amount of fat removal.
5. Sincerity towards patients, pre and post liposuction
Good providers may offer in-depth knowledge and adequate answer to the patient’s inquiries. Only this point, patients will be able to see if they will receive an honest and ethical services and it may reflect how they take care of the patients. Do not just buy the services just because of the promotion or persuasive advertisement.
Rattinan clinic understands these issues of patient’s concerns when they searched for the liposuction information. Therefore, if you are looking for aesthetic knowledge, we have posted some on our website and social media which can be found here.
A whole service for liposuction procedure does not end after the fats are removed. There must be a 1-2 months follow up to ensure best results for the patients. So, patients must consider this matter when selecting a provider. Some clinics would cut off this service in order to make it more profitable and later add this item back as an additional service. Make sure to ask on what are inclusive in the quoted price before using the service.
Why choose Rattinan for liposuction service?
- Rattinan Clinic has been operated in Thailand for more than 20 years.
- Our liposuction technique has the combination of two devices, BodyTite and MicroAire PAL.
- Our doctor is a certified trainer for BodyTite Liposuction in Thailand with more than 5,000 cases handled.
- Our facility is hygiene and meet medical standards.
- Price transparency, no hidden cost.
- Convenient and easy access by BTS SkyTrain and MRT (Subway) station.