Cosmetic surgery such as liposuction surgery is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines' medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you're considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your liposuction surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
you are considering liposuction...
men and women struggle with unwanted fat. At times, even after months
of diet and exercise, it is difficult to eliminate fat in problem areas
such as the hips, thighs, stomach, and neck. With the procedure taking
only a few hours, it is no wonder then that liposuction is a very popular
cosmetic surgery procedure today. Liposuction removes fat tissue by
a suctioning technique, contouring the body area to obtain the desired
you are considering liposuction...
liposuction is generally safe, the discerning patient should consider
some factors to ensure safety and minimize the risks involved.
you a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is not a cure for obesity. There is a limit of fat tissue that can be removed safely from the human body
You should also be psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations. You may think having liposuction will make you look like your ideal or give you a perfect body. You may think that people will treat you differently or that you will be a happier person after your liposuction. These are unrealistic expectations. Good results will help you increase your self-confidence but you won't necessarily get your ideal body.
should realize that, although the cellulite's appearance may improve,
it is not expected to lessen.
Oftentimes, patients choose their surgeon on the basis of price. However, the success of the procedure is largely dependent on your choice of surgeon. There are no laws in the Philippines that regulate who can perform liposuction. Thus, to avoid unsatisfactory results, it is best to choose a surgeon who has had accredited training in plastic surgery, special training in body contouring and extensive experience in liposuction. This operation requires good judgement and the ability to visualize the end result. Your surgeon's skill can make all the difference between a good result and one which will require correction and additional expense.
The patient must also be able to trust the surgeon for proper evaluation and advice.
He will also evaluate your body and how much work needs to be done to get the desired result.
Your surgeon will explain the procedure, its risks, alternatives, benefits and recovery time of the procedure. He will describe what he plans to do and what anesthesia he plans to use, considering your preferences. He will discuss where the surgery will be performed, as well as the risks and costs involved. You can also ask him any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations about the results.
He will also ask you if you've previously had liposuction as this will affect the planned operation. He will ask you about your history of medication, allergies, prior surgeries and results, including scarring, and personal and family history of diseases. If you have allergies, breathing difficulties, if you smoke, or take medications, vitamins, or other drugs, you should inform your surgeon.
If you went on a crash diet immediately prior to the consultation, this may increase the risk of complications due to electrolyte imbalances or nutritional deficiencies.
you undergo your operation, your surgeon will ask you to have blood
tests done to ensure that you will not have any bleeding problems as
a result of the operation. If you are 40 years of age or older, you
will also be requested to have an electrocardiogram done and to visit
your internist or cardiologist for cardiovascular clearance. This is
to ensure that you are physically fit to undergo the surgery.
you should be at a stable weight and have a regular exercise program
before you have liposuction. This will help you maintain your body shape
after the procedure.
The Risks of Surgery
All surgery has some uncertainty and risk involved. In liposuction, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and blood clot formation in the legs. The removal of too much fat can result in too much blood loss. There is also a risk of too much of the fluids injected into the body being absorbed into the bloodstream. These fluids can become toxic if too much is absorbed by the body.
When performing liposuction, a doctor has a choice in the techniques he or she wishes to use. Each technique has its own benefits and risks.
of liposuction can be reduced significantly by choosing the right doctor.
When liposuction is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications
are infrequent and usually minor since he has the necessary training,
skill and experience. If you follow your surgeon's instructions closely
both before and after surgery, you can also reduce your risks of complications.
With general anesthesia, you'll be sleeping during the operation and wake up after it is finished. With local anesthesia, you'll be awake during the surgery, but in a relaxed state, since you will be lightly sedated. You will be insensitive to pain and the area the surgeon will be working on will be numb.
liposuction is performed with the patient awake, under localized tumescent
anesthesia, patients can easily stand up at the end of the procedure
without feeling dizzy.