Plastic surgery is an excellent solution for patients who are struggling to improve their appearance and want to turn to more long-term solutions. For some, diet and exercise can help over time, but it can be difficult to target excess, unwanted fat in stubborn areas, such as the flanks or the arms. Liposuction is an incredibly popular body contouring procedure among men and women alike, because it helps to reshape the body to achieve a more flattering figure.
In Australia, liposuction can be performed safely by licensed expert surgeons who follow TGA standards and meet medical requirements. Unfortunately, however, many uninformed patients opt to travel outside of the AU to explore plastic surgery options in other countries. This can be very dangerous, as it could expose patients to an unregulated facility or subpar medical attention. Liposuction in Thailand, for example, is a popular “alternative” that could put patients at risk of side-effects, financial burden and more.
The practice of travelling outside of Australia to undergo surgery such as liposuction is known as medical tourism, and can be an excellent option for residents of countries with less stringent medicinal practices. For some people, travelling can help provide them with access to medical tools that they may not have in their home country. However, for Australians, travelling outside of the country for medical procedures such as cosmetic or plastic surgery can pose a big risk. It is recommended to find a reliable surgeon locally, such as nearby in Sydney, instead of flying overseas for liposuction.
Choosing a Reliable Surgeon
For many patients, finding a surgeon locally can be overwhelming. Searching online or communicating via phone or email can make some patients feel more comfortable, which can be why they turn to liposuction in Thailand. Unfortunately, it leaves them vulnerable to shady practices or manipulation techniques. A surgeon, especially one overseas, may promise a certain price or provide false promises about the facilities. Since they are far away, it can be almost impossible to verify the legitimacy of their claims. Many unsuspecting patients have fallen prey to con artists or unlicensed professionals who take advantage of foreign patients seeking liposuction in Thailand.
Choosing the right doctor is important, as it can reduce your risk of side effects and help ensure your procedure goes smoothly. Liposuction is such a popular procedure; many patients hope to find someone who can promise a fast recovery so they can return to their daily activities faster. Unfortunately, some illegitimate doctors will tell you what you want to hear to ensure your business. Instead of travelling to Thailand for liposuction, we recommend finding a local facility that will let you come in for a consultation to help you feel more comfortable and allow you to check out the premises for yourself.
Here, you can ask questions about your surgeon’s education, training and liposuction success rate.
At Refine Clinic, our liposuction procedures are administered by our head surgeon, Dr Ron Paul Bezic. Dr Bezic has extensive experience in the field of body contouring surgery, with a special focus on VASER Liposuction. Thailand and other countries may not offer the same level of training and access to the same treatments and state-of-the-art tools that Australian facilities might, for example.
During the initial consultation with our very experienced Consultant –which we offer for free at our facility– you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals and what you hope to gain from liposuction. If you have been considering liposuction in Thailand, our expert Consultant can help you weigh the pros and cons and offer knowledgeable advice to help you decide.
Finding Affordable Options
Cost is often a big factor when considering liposuction. Thailand, and similar countries, often offer lower costs on procedures like cosmetic surgery, which is why many patients consider the option. The cost of plastic surgery, however, is often much cheaper than the cost of caring for an infection or other medical costs – especially since it will generally take place back in Australia.
Unfortunately, as many patients find, the cost of getting liposuction in Thailand is typically higher than anticipated. Travel costs, such as accommodations, transportation, food and any additional costs (not including the surgery itself) can often end up costing double what a liposuction procedure right here in Sydney might.
At Refine Clinic, we offer payment plans and financing options to help patients with every budget improve their appearance and their spirits. In Thailand, liposuction can lead to a risk of infection or problems with healing – which can be troublesome when a patient has returned to their home country. Staying local can help ensure your surgeon is nearby in the event of any complications. Before pulling the trigger and flying to Thailand for liposuction, consider finding a reliable surgeon nearby in Australia.
Refine Clinic is located in Bondi Junction and works closely with patients to help them weigh the risks of liposuction in Thailand. Call us today (02) 8599 7161 to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Consultant!