Smart Liposuction Recovery

SMART LIPOSUCTION RECOVERY GUIDE

SmartLipo Laser Liposuction  is a new, innovative laser-assisted procedure that can be used alone, or in combination with tumescent liposuction, to achieve superior results when combining fat removal with skin tightening.

Like tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo removes fat through a cannula inserted into small openings in the skin. However, with SmartLipo, a laser is used to first melt the fat, helping with extraction and resulting in less swelling and bruising for faster recovery. In addition to melting pockets of fat, the laser energy also induces collagen growth while tightening lax skin.

SmartLipo is a minimally invasive treatment that only requires local anesthesia—enhancing client safety and reducing the likelihood of side effects. Typically only one short treatment session is needed, enabling you to get back to a normal schedule quickly.

Those “love handles,” “bat wings,” “muffin tops,” “saddlebags” and jowls that don’t respond to exercise and diet? They improve dramatically with greater results, minimal downtime, and less pain than traditional liposuction. Because Smartlipo actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging.

Here’s how it works
Local anesthesia is used (you’re awake during the procedure)
A tiny incision is made, about the size of the tip of a pen
The Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body
The laser ruptures the fat cell membranes
The fat cells are permanently destroyed
The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out
New collagen is produced resulting in coagulation of skin, resulting in tightening
Typically, only one treatment is required dependent on the number of areas to be treated.

Results may vary, but usually can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.After Smart Liposuction

After Laser Liposuction

Recovering from laser-assisted liposuction has proven to be easier than recovering from traditional liposuction procedures. For one thing, there are no stitches to deal with. Because the surgeon’s incision is so small, no stitches are needed to close the skin. Many people will feel a bit sore after their procedure, but so far studies have found no risk of any serious side effects. Because the laser closes off small blood vessels as it moves under the skin, there is less chance of bleeding, swelling and bruising than with conventional liposuction.

Some nutritional supplements help speed wound healing while others reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort such as pain and itch. Others are recommended to prepare your body for the intense experience and increase resilience. We have done a blog post on those that are benificial to your recovery after Laser Liposuction here

Within a day after surgery, most patients can slowly resume their normal activities although doctors advise that they avoid strenuous exercise or hot tubs for about two weeks. Wearing special compression garments for a week or two after the procedure can speed healing. These close-fitting elastic garments can also reduce swelling.

Most people start seeing results within a week after the procedure, but it can take up to a full six months to achieve the final look. In the majority of cases, people need only one laser-assisted liposuction treatment to see results. However, some go back for minor touch-ups. It is possible to retreat the same areas, but patients need to wait at least four months between procedures. Laser-assisted liposuction also can be done before or after regular liposuction to hit hard-to-reach areas.

Laser-Assisted Lipo vs. Conventional Lipo

Conventional liposuction can remove more fat from larger areas than laser-assisted liposuction, but it does have a greater number of potential complications. This table shows how the two techniques stack up:[/fusion_text]

Laser Liposuction Traditional Liposuction
Uses Small areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, and loose skin Larger areas of fat (but it won’t fix the bagginess of loose skin):
IAreas Treated Face, jowls, neck, arms, loose skin, male breasts, Abdomen, Hips and Thighs Thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hips, male breasts
Anesthesia Local anesthesia Local, epidural or general anesthesia:
Complications Soreness, minor bruising Bleeding, bruising, infection, dimpling or rippling under the skin if too much or too little fat is removed, blood clots, fluid accumulation, swelling, nerve damage
Recovery Minor discomfort. Patients can go back to work within one or two days, but need to avoid strenuous exercise for about two weeks. Pain, soreness, or burning for a few days to a couple of weeks after surgery. Swelling continues for four to six weeks. The doctor will remove stitches or they will dissolve after about 10 days. Patients need to avoid exercise and strenuous activity for about a month.
Cost Australia $1200 per areaThailand 1st area $3000
Additional areas $900 each
Australia $2000 per areaThailand 1st Area $2200
Additional Areas $750
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Plastic Surgery Recovery

Plastic Surgery Recovery

Promote Plastic Surgery Recovery With Supplements

Plastic Surgery of any kind can be painful and hard process to go through. Luckily, there are certain supplements that can be taken before and after the procedure to prepare your body for the intricate process of repairing itself.

Some nutritional supplements help speed wound healing while others reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort such as pain and itch. Others are recommended to prepare your body for the intense experience and increase resilience.

Optimizing your post-surgical diet by eating healthy foods and taking supplements also improves the immune response and prevents wound infections, sepsis (blood poisoning), and other possible complications.

You must also be aware of Herbs, Supplements and Medications to Avoid prior to surgery

More people take some multi-vitamin or herbal supplement, but very few think to disclose their vitamins to their doctor and anesthesiologist prior to their surgery. After all, they’re just vitamins; they don’t count as a medication right? Wrong!

You may not have given much thought to this but herbs, and products that contain them, are packaged as nutritional supplements and will not provide warnings, dosage information or suggested usage instructions. As a result, many people incorrectly assume that a “natural” medicines are inherently safer than a pharmaceutical drug.

This is not only untrue; it’s an assumption that can be dangerous if a person is facing any surgery, whether it’s plastic surgery or not. Many people are planning plastic surgery fail to disclose their herbal supplement use out of fear of being ridiculed by their doctor. (Who would think that licorice could be dangerous?)The fact is, your doctors want and need to know what you are taking to ensure your safe recovery. We have compiled a list of herbs, vitamins and supplements you should avoid and inform your surgeon. Available to download

Vitamin CVitamin C Capsules

Vitamin C supplementation is highly recommended by experts. It helps promote healing, and it is the key nutrient required for making collagen, which is what heals your tissue together.

It plays an essential role in collagen formation, a resilient immune function, and as a tissue antioxidant. Also, it is a free-radical scavenger.

Without proper amounts of vitamin C good healing is not possible. Additional vitamin C intake before, during, and after the operation is especially recommended for those who smoke and others who may risk being deficient.

It is recommend to take vitamin C to anyone with an open wound because there is evidence that it helps them heal faster. Highly recommend  following an injury to the skin because it builds collagen, and many surgeon have long used it post-operatively .

ZincZinc supplements

The next supplement and possibly one of the most important is zinc. Medical research has shown that zinc supplements can increase the speed of healing dramatically.

Zinc has reduced healing time after surgery by 43% in some cases. It plays a vital role in the immune system can reduce inflammation, bacterial growth, and scar tissue creation, whereas a deficiency can worsen the scar.

Zinc also helps to aid proper metabolism, balance blood sugar, and increase sensory perception.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B has just recently been noticed for its benefits in the healing process. However, there is limited information on its exact advantages and function in the healing process.

Vitamin B complex is thought to speed up wound healing, increase protein synthesis and a number of repair cells at the wound. It also prevents excessive inflammation. Vitamin B5 is particularly beneficial right after the wound occurs.

Opt for either a Vitamin B complex or a multi-nutrient that contains 25 to 50 mg of the B complex vitamins.

Another important supplement is vitamin A. it is required in cell growth (especially epithelial and bone formation), which is very important in the healing process that takes place after surgery. It is known to activate production of connective tissue, including collagen (promotes tissue synthesis), and helps new blood vessels grow , which is necessary in nourishing newly formed tissue. Vitamin A  also enhances resistance to infection by stimulating the body’s immune function.

 Arnica

ArnicaA very popular supplement is Arnica Montana. Arnica is a mountain extract that has been used for many years.

It helps reduce and clear bruising, and it also speeds the healing process after surgery. Available as a cream and in capsules available from most chemist or natural remedy shops.Probiotics

Probiotics are not only known for their specific healing benefits regarding certain surgeries, but they are known to have beneficial effects in general.

Surgery patients often receive antibiotic treatment. This disrupts the gut flora and may create fungal disorders (including yeast infections), digestive problems, and diarrhea.

Probiotics can help neutralize these unwanted effects.After surgery, it’s recommended to use a strain that contains acidophilus and bifida bacteria.

Bromelain

Another well-known and popular substance is Bromelain. It is used to reduce bruising, swelling (edema), pain, and healing time. Certain claims are disputed because studies show mixed results.

Bromelain, also called ‘pineapple extract,’ is a combination of several compounds, including a large amount of a special protein-digesting enzyme. This enzyme is able to be digested and thus affect the blood and body, rather than just the stomach and intestines

Various studies however indicate that Bromelain reduces swelling, bruising, pain after surgery and physical injuries, and healing time. Bromelain is often used in conjunction with Quercetin.

Quercetin

Quercetin, a plant pigment naturally found in foods such as onions, is a so-called bioflavonoid. It promotes histamine release in the body and thus acts like an anti-inflammatory. Usually after surgery inflammation is a common response by the body.

While it is totally normal, it can be quite uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Luckily Quercetin is known for its anti-inflammatory traits. On top of that, it is also known in speeding up the healing process.

Why Take Supplements After Surgery?

Your dietary intake influences all kinds biological and chemical processes in your body. These processes affect how quickly one recovers after surgery.

Wound healing involves the activity of an intricate network of blood cells, tissue types, cytokines, and growth factors. This results in increased cellular activity, which causes an intensified metabolic demand for nutrients.

Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet, ideally optimized with appropriate supplements, (e.g. vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals) can enhance the surgical healing process.

Studies show that recovery rates times can be reduced dramatically in some cases.

Healthy diet aids surgical recovery
Healthy diet aids surgical recovery

Malnutrition results in less quick and less optimal healing of the body. Some people have a deficiency that may cause certain post-surgical complications.

Complications include;

  • inflammation,
  • infection,
  • not properly healing wounds.

Depletion of one or more vitamins or minerals can have a significant, negative influence on the healing process.

It is essential to avoid deficiencies but also people who do not have a deficiency can find valuable benefits if taking these substances.

In addition, non-dietary supplements can be beneficial to the healing process. For instance compression garments and post surgery aids.

Winter Makeover Ready For Summer

Winter Makeover

Winter Makeover for A Summer Body

As we move into the colder months, now is the perfect time to start planning your Summer body by having a FREE Surgical Assesment with either our Australian Plastic Surgeons or Phuket Plastic Surgeons or both.

We offer a range of procedures both in Australia and Phuket that can enhance your physical attributes while minimising the appearance of less flattering areas. Some of the most popular procedures offered by Meditravel include:

BREAST SURGERY

Popular among both men and women, breast surgery can help you achieve the kind of bust that you desire. For female patients who would like fuller, firmer breasts with Breast Augmentation, or Breast Reduction Surgeryto reduce their cup size, or Breast Lift to lift your breast.

Many people don’t know that men also have the option of breast surgery to give them firmer, flatter chests. Excess breast tissue in males is called gynecomastia, and approximately 40 – 60% of men have it. Male breast reduction surgery will help minimize this excess tissue from the chest.

Breast Surgery Cost:

AUSTRALIA Sydney PHUKET + Travel
BREAST IMPLANT $5900 ( Round) $4300 (Round)
$5900 ( Teardrop) $5500 (teardrop)
BREAST LIFT  $11,900  $5000
BREAST LIFT + IMPLANT $13,900 $8100
 BREAST REDUCTION $12,900  $6900
 GYNAECOMASTIA  $8900  $5990


BEACH BODY


Abdominoplasty

Also referred to as a “tummy tuck”, this procedure helps when exercise and diet have reduced your weight, but stubborn fat remains around your middle and lower stomach area. It can also be a part of the Mummy Makeover process, a modern procedure with mum’s wanting to return to their pre-baby shape after pregnancy. It can often incorporate liposuction.

Tummy tucks involve the tightening of the abdominal muscles, and removal of any excess skin that has resulted from major weight loss or pregnancy.  It is important to understand that Tummy Tucks are most effective on relatively healthy non-smoking patients and is not a weight loss technique.

Liposuction

Most people have heard of liposuction, with both men and women choosing this technique to help them shift excess body fat in areas such as the tummy, thighs, buttocks, hips, chin, neck and upper arms.

Liposuction is used when exercise has not been successful in toning specific areas, and the long-term benefits of this procedure do depend on factors including lifestyle and weight. For optimum results, you will be encouraged to ensure you eat healthily and exercise regularly.

Body Surgery Cost:

AUSTRALIA Sydney PHUKET + Travel
MINI TUMMY TUCK $5900 $6300
FULL TUMMY TUCK  $14,500 $8,400
LASER LIPOSUCTION
1ST AREA $1200 $3000
 ADDITIONAL AREAS $1200  $950
 

FINANCE OPTIONS

If money is a concern to have all the procedures you want, then you have the options to use our finance options. If having your surgery in Sydney, we offer Interest-free terms with a small upfront payment. You can view full details on our Australian Pricing Page.

Meditravel work with Mac Credit to enable us to offer our clients a no deposit option for both Australian and Phuket Surgeries. With Mac Credit, you can incorporate all your costs including travel into your finance option.

 STANDARD REPAYMENTS WEEKLY MONTHLY
$5,000 $25 $105
$7,00 $35 $145
$10,000 $49 $213
$$14,000 $68 $294
$20,000 $95  $411
 $25,000  $115  $495