Liposuction is a procedure in which localised deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more areas of the body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump or a large syringe, depending on the surgeon’s preference.

Carefully sculpting contour of the body is the key of success because the fat under skin must be removed and the remaining fat tissue has to be kept smooth and in a thinner layer. After the liposuction is complete, pressure dressing must be worn to the suction site to keep body contour in desired shape.

The time required to perform liposuction may vary considerably, depending on the size of the area, the amount of fat being removed, the type of anaesthesia and the technique used. Fluid is lost along with the fat, and it’s crucial that this fluid be replaced during the procedure to prevent shock. For this reason, patients need to be carefully monitored and receive intravenous fluids during and immediately after surgery. A 2-night stay in a private room is included in price.

Revision/Corrective Surgery Cover

All Somnio’s major hospitals in Thailand offer a client guarantee policy to cover revision operations in Thailand should it be deemed necessary by the hospital’s board. If revision surgery is required, as a result from your elective surgery in Thailand, the Hospital Board will offer full or partial contributions towards the cost for the operation (could include: flights, accommodation and surgeon/theatre costs).

In addition to the client guarantee, if flights and accommodation are NOT covered by the hospital for the revision surgery, Somnio offers a Return Travel Warranty, that can be purchased separately, covering you in the unfortunate case that you are required to return to Thailand and the travel portion has not been covered. This warranty will cover flights and accommodation for the duration of stay required by the Hospital board for the surgery.

Additional elective medical coverage is also available through our partners at Global Protective Solutions. GPS provides benefits and services for both travel related accidents / illness as well as a host of benefits in the event of a medical complication that is a result from your elective procedure.

Hospital Client Guarantee Return Travel Warranty

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Technique variations

There are several liposuction techniques that can be used to improve the ease of the procedure and to enhance the outcome.

Fluid Injections

A technique in which a medicated solution is injected into fatty areas before the fat is removed, is commonly used by plastic surgeons today. The fluid, a mixture of intravenous salt solution, lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) and epinephrine (a drug that contracts blood vessels), helps the fat be removed more easily, reduces blood loss and provides anaesthesia during and after surgery. Fluid injection also helps to reduce the amount of bruising after surgery.

Tumescent liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction is typically performed on patients who need only a local anaesthetic and usually takes significantly longer than traditional liposuction (sometimes as long as 4 to 5 hours). Large volumes of fluid, (as much as three times the amount of fat to be removed) are injected in this technique. Because the injected fluid contains an adequate amount of anaesthetic, additional anaesthesia may not be necessary.

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser liposuction is a new, minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. In addition and most importantly it provides skin tightening. It can be used to treat areas of lax skin that until this time were difficult to do or provided poor results post treatment with conventional Liposuction.


  • Gentle fat disruption and removal technique for small areas
  • Treats areas that are difficult for conventional liposuction
  • Less invasive thank a neck or face lift
  • Safe with minimal bruising and side effects

Cosmetic Procedures in Thailand

Somnio Medical specialises in offering tailor made and affordable cosmetic holiday packages to Thailand, including destinations such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui.

Cosmetic surgery procedures that we provide in Thailand include breast augmentations, tummy tucks, facelifts, and much more, and we also cater to those looking for non-invasive cosmetic solutions such as fillers or jet peels, or dental procedures such as whitening, veneers and implants.

Our cosmetic surgery packages can be tailored to Anytime and Solo travellers, as well as to Group Tours, which are personally escorted hosted tours that depart up to 6 times a year. Save up to 70% on cosmetic, dental and/or anti-aging procedures with Somnio Medical, join our mailing list to stay up to date with our specials!

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