What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure where localized fat is broken up and sucked out of the body. Liposuction is performed by making small incisions in the body in order to insert a thin tube, or cannula, through the incision into localized fat deposits between the skin and muscle of the patient. A suction pump or syringe is then used to suck out localized fat deposits.
What is the recovery time after Liposuction?
Recovery time after liposuction is usually one to two weeks, depending on the area of the body and the amount of localized fat sucked out. You will see the end results of Liposuction within one to four months after the procedure.
Is Liposuction Painful?
Liposuction is painful but most surgeons perform the procedure under general anaesthesia to ensure that patients don’t feel pain. They also prescribe painkillers for relieving pain after surgery.
Is Liposuction Permanent?
The liposuction procedure permanently removes localized fat. The patient’s body will retain its contour after liposuction, provided the patient does not gain weight.
What is Non-Surgical Liposuction?
Liposuction procedures that do not use injections or incisions are called non-surgical liposuction procedures. These procedures are performed using laser energy, ultrasound, cryotherapy or radiofrequency.
Liposuction Recovery Tips?
Following the doctor’s post-procedure instructions helps patients to recover quickly and effectively after a liposuction procedure. These will include taking sufficient rest, taking prescribed anti-biotics and pain-killers and wearing compression garments correctly. The patient should also start moving as soon as possible to prevent blood clots but should avoid strenuous activities for at least a month.
Why visit Pasig City?
Why is Pasig City a popular tourist destination?
Pasig City is the location of the Ortigas Centre Business District and the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig. Its Cathedral is as old as the City and dates back to 1573. Pasig City has many large malls and shopping centres, cinemas, food courts and museums. Accommodation options in Pasig City include hotels for all budgets, guest houses and services apartments.
Why is Pasig City an international medical tourism destination?
Pasig City is home to the well-known and well-equipped tertiary hospital, Medical City. Besides this large well-equipped hospital there are many specialist clinics and hospitals that offer services to overseas patients. The clinics and hospitals are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international accreditation agencies like the JCI.
How does a medical tourist get to Pasig City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is not far from Pasig City. There are taxi services taking visitors from the airport to Pasig City. Visitors can get Jeepneys, the local Filipino transport vehicle outside the airport to take them to Pasig City. Most hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport and local transportation services.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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