Liposuction in Korea at Lydian

Although most of us have likely heard of the operation called liposuction, it’s important to understand exactly how the procedure is performed and what its benefits are.

 

Liposuction, popularly referred to as ‘lipo’, is an invasive procedure with the goal of removing unwanted fat. To do so, the fat is removed from the body using a medical instrument known as a cannula. Liposuction is an incredibly common cosmetic surgery in Korea and the world at large, making it a key operation in the field of plastic surgery. What makes liposuction stand out is that it works on both overweight and average weight patients.

 

At Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic in Seoul, Korea, Dr. An uses his extensive expertise to evaluate exactly how much fat should be removed for each unique case. As is the case with art, sculpting an ideal figure takes time. It is Dr. An’s belief that the same amount of care, effect, and concern should be given to each patient. Dr. An’s genuine desire to see aesthetic and healthy results makes him one of the most dedicated and influential plastic surgeons working in Korea today. Thus, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic’s goal is not only to operate safely, but to guarantee that each patient achieves their desired look.

Here are some useful tidbits about liposuction surgery:

  • Surgery Time: 1 to 3 hours
  • Hospitalization Time: Same-day release, up to 1 day
  • Post-Operation Visits: 1 to 4 recommended
  • Compression Garments: Wear for 1 to 2 months
  • Reasonable Mobility after Surgery: Immediately
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Time Off of Work: 1 week if needed
  • Showering Permitted: 2nd day after surgery
  • Natural Result: 1 to 3 months
  • Exercise: 4 to 6 weeks 

Target Areas

What some may not realize is that liposuction is not limited to the abdominal area but can be performed on various parts of the body. In addition, multiple areas can receive liposuction at the same time. Learn more about all the liposuction procedures that we offer at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic with our detailed descriptions below.

 

The price for each target area procedure is determined on each individual situation. Cost will be discussed during your complimentary first consultation.

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Types of Liposuction

Regular Liposuction

We carefully analyze the patient’s body shape, age, body composition, skin condition, and fat distribution before surgery to find the optimal treatment method to free yourself from sagging skin. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic’s general liposuction procedure goes beyond the basic standard of most plastic surgery clinics through our three key success points.

 

Point 1: Considering the suction line

As the body part sizes vary, we extract as much fat as possible according to the individual’s unique physical characteristics. Additionally, the amount of bleeding is significantly reduced through our careful consideration of natural body lines.

 

Point 2: Quick return to daily life

Our specialized post-care procedures and dressings allow patients to return to everyday life quickly after a regular liposuction procedure. Patients are able to shower one day after the operation and leave with significantly fewer bruises than other clinics.

 

Point 3: Thorough post-care

Our general liposuction procedures are maintained long after the operation. Our advanced technology reduces side effects and maintains smooth lines for years.

Premium Liposuction

What’s the difference between regular and premium liposuction procedures at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic? With premium liposuction, we will guarantee that the operation leaves no scars to help promote a more natural body image. Our incisions will be so precise that they will be completely unnoticeable even if the target area is exposed. In addition, for those wishing to achieve a complete body liposuction, we can reach near perfection of the body line through only one incision rather than two or three.

 

Premium liposuction focuses on the entire body line and the reduction of scarring. This is great for patients who find fat difficult to burn only through diet and exercise. A balanced body line is completed with one incision for special areas such as lower arm, abdomen, flanks, back, arms, thighs, and chest. For additional information on cost and price for premium liposuction, please fill in our complimentary consultation form at the bottom of this page.

Differences Between Each Type of Liposuction

1. Thigh Liposuction

Even for those who engage in regularly active workouts and diets, removing fat located in the thighs can oftentimes be stressful, showing minimal to no results. This isn’t the fault of the individual. In fact, fat cells in the thighs are one of the most stubborn parts of the body to reduce.

 

Although thigh fat is typically less visible than fat in other parts of the body, you might find yourself uncomfortable when wearing shorter clothing or bathing suits. At Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, our expert team is dedicated to a stark difference in appearance following thigh liposuction.

 

This won’t only improve your physical appearance, but subsequently, your overall confidence.

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for thigh liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those carrying excessive fat in the thighs.
  • Those with lower body obesity.
  • Those with protruding or bulging thighs.
  • Those with a slender leg line.

Target Areas

Target areas of thigh liposuction include:

 

  • Entire thigh area
  • Area surrounding the knees
  • Hip line

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things to know about thigh liposuction

surgery 2 to 3 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

2. Arm Liposuction

Arm liposuction is a holistic procedure designed to achieve a balanced, aesthetic upper body appearance. Rather than focusing only on arms, a comprehensive approach requires attention to surrounding areas like the armpit, scapula, bra line, lateral chest, and axillary bulge. This results in a smooth look, preventing conspicuous fat bulges. Choosing an experienced surgeon ensures safe, satisfactory results. At Lydian we treat each patient on a case-by-case basis, requiring a pre-surgery evaluation of body shape, skin condition, and fat distribution. Post-procedure, we support a healthy patient lifestyle crucial for maintaining the look.

 

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Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for arm liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those with a thin body type yet disproportionately large arms.
  • Those with flab on their underarms.
  • Those looking for smoother, more even arms.
  • Those who cannot burn fat cells despite exercise and diet.

Target Areas

Target areas of arm liposuction include:

 

  • Entire upper arm
  • Armpit region
  • Bra line
  • Rear shoulder

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things to know about arm liposuction

surgery 1 to 1.5 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

3. Abdominal Liposuction

One of the most targeted areas of our body is our stomach, or abdominal area, where many of us carry additional fat. Having a larger or protruding stomach is common among everyday people and not strictly those who are overweight, leading many of us to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious in our own skin.

 

Abdominal liposuction is a popular procedure to help reduce your waistline for a more toned look. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is dedicated to bringing you the smooth, balanced waistline you’ve been looking forward to.

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for abdominal liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those who desire an hourglass figure.
  • Those with stubborn stomach fat.
  • Those with excessive stomach fat due to obesity and/or other health concerns.
  • Those looking for a slimmer hip line.

Target Areas

Target areas of abdominal liposuction include:

 

  • Upper abdomen
  • Lower abdomen
  • Sides
  • Flanks

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things to know about abdominal liposuction

surgery 3 to 5 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

4. Facial Liposuction

What’s the one part of our body everyone can see? Our faces! Having confidence in your face from every angle is extremely important for our everyday lives. While there are many facial reconstruction surgeries that require shaving of the facial bones, facial liposuction offers a less demanding operation.

 

If you feel that your face is lopsided or unbalanced due to unequal fat distribution, you may experience daily stress. Facial liposuction is an easy and quick solution to bring you a more balanced aesthetic. In addition, facial liposuction is great for those looking to get a more angular appearance, popularly known as a ‘V-Line’ shape. These desired looks are easily achievable through facial liposuction, at which the Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is one of the leading experts in Seoul.

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for facial liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those with a sagging or drooping chin.
  • Those with larger or rounder faces.
  • Those who have had facial contouring surgery.
  • Those with fat grafting in the face.

Target Areas

Target areas of facial liposuction include:

 

  • Chin
  • Double chin
  • Jaw line
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Fold
  • Under Eye

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things to know about facial liposuction

surgery 1 to 2 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

5. Full Body Liposuction

Interested in all or several of the previous procedures? Why not consider a full body liposuction instead? This complete removal of excessive fat over your whole body is an opportunity to begin with a brand new you!

 

It’s important to note that full body liposuction is not a simple procedure. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic makes sure our patients know that this operation changes the entire look of your body. Thus, in order to create the most balanced and proportional body shape for our clients, a minimum of three procedures are required.

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for full body liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those who are overweight.
  • Those who have tried various methods of weight loss without success.
  • Those who have gained a large amount of weight in a short period of time, causing imbalances to the body.

Target Areas

Target areas of full body liposuction include:

 

  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Waist
  • Back

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things to know about full body liposuction

surgery 2 to 3 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

6. Mini Liposuction

Have an annoying bit of fat that you want to cover up? No matter how much you exercise, is there fat that just doesn’t seem to disappear? Mini liposuction can remove this stubborn fat in no time, allowing you to get back to your daily life without any insecurities.

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for mini liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those who want to see immediate results.
  • Those who want to create a balanced top and bottom body.
  • Those who have concentrated fat in a specific region of the body.
  • Those looking to achieve an ideal body line.

Target Areas

Target areas of mini liposuction include:

 

  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Inner thighs
  • Knees

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things to know about mini liposuction

surgery 1 to 2 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

7. Revision Liposuction

There’s a chance that you may have had liposuction before and been dissatisfied with your results. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic understands this and only wishes for the complete confidence and satisfaction of our clients. That’s why we offer revision liposuction, which aims to fix the unwanted look of your previous operation.

 

It’s important to note that revision surgeries are always more difficult. In some cases, the body may be left with excess skin, an uneven appearance, or visible scarring. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic guarantees that revision surgeries will remove all of these undesired effects while simultaneously achieving your originally anticipated look. This is possible through our highly trained staff, in particular Dr. An, who is internationally recognized for his minimal scarring techniques.

 

Ideal Patients

Ideal patients for revision liposuction procedures are as follows:

 

  • Those whose fat was not distributed evenly*.
  • Those who had no size change after initial liposuction**.
  • Those with shriveled or swollen skin following the surgery.
  • Those who have a dent present in the surgical site.
  • Those with sagging or stretched skin following the surgery.

 

*Areas with less fat can be treated with additional fat transfers. On the other hand, areas with excess fat can be treated with further liposuction.

**This can occur if the liposuction was not performed correctly and fat reaccumulates in the liposuction area. The area where the medical cannula was present during the first surgery often goes through the process of fibrosis and as a result the extra removal of fat in the same area may be recommended.

Target Areas

Target areas of revision liposuction include:

 

  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Waist
  • Back

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things to know about revision liposuction

surgery 1 to 2 hours

same day release

stitches out 5 to 7 days

no smoking

no drinking

1 month

compression

garment

1 month

light exercise

1 week after

bruising/swelling

improves in 2 weeks

Our Philosophy

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In Korea, liposuction operations began to be actively performed around 20 years ago. At first, it was a simple surgery to remove a small amount of fat. However, over the past 20 years, Dr. An has come to make many advancements in the field through regular and intensive research.

 

For Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, liposuction has become a routine operation that we can complete safely, comfortably, and accurately. However, we understand that for many of our patients, this operation is their first time and may induce anxiety and nerves. For those who have already tried liposuction with unsuccessful results, we’re here to encourage you that your original results can be realized under the guidance of our expert doctor. Apart from our skills, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic has strong sympathy for how emotionally, financially, and physically difficult a botched operation can be. That’s why we strive to make our entire process customer-focused and transparent. It’s also why Dr. An has trained extensively to minimize scars after surgery in order to provide expert customer care and support.

Why at Lydian?

Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic prides itself on being a first-class and international clinic, helping a wide range of patients in the heart of Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. In addition, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is the clinic of choice for VIP patients such as influencers, diplomats, and celebrities alongside everyday citizens.

 

Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic also stands out among plastic surgery clinics in Seoul and Korea at large due to our highly trained and experienced medical staff that specializes in scar reduction. With the aid of our Chief Director Doctor An, our procedures result in a natural yet aesthetically pleasing look. Should you have any questions or concerns, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a thorough and reliable service starting from our free consultation until the end of your last check-in.

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Benefits

Now that you have a basic understanding of liposuction and the available procedures, it’s time to look at the benefits of such an operation.

01. Invisible Scarring

Firstly, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic stands out for its invisible scarring methods. Those who have already undergone liposuction or have researched it understand that many clinics leave behind scars on their patients. We understand that you don’t wish for this to happen. That’s why we make our incisions in less visible locations where it will be difficult for anyone, including the patient, to notice the scars.

 

02. Special Cannula at Lydian

Secondly, Dr. An has invented a special cannula that makes one-hole suction possible, the only one of its kind in the entire world. We’re able to reduce the regular amount of 10 scars to only one or two incisions. This is possible for all target areas such as the anterior abdomen, back, thigh, and even the knee.

 

03. Perfect Design for Your Body

Thirdly, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic takes pride in its design. Everyone has a unique figure with varying waist, hip, and chest sizes. We focus on the patient’s original form and create a post-procedure design that helps our clients achieve their ideal body line. None of this would be possible without the experience, technique and aesthetic sense of Dr. An.

 

These are only a few of the benefits of the liposuction procedure at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, but we hope they’re enough to convince you to take part in our complimentary consultation (more information below).

Post-care at Lydian

Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic also uses specialized equipment to get you feeling your best. Our specialized post-care equipment includes: Corage 2.0 aftercare, ultrasound aftercare and noble shape.

Corage 2.0:

Unlike existing high-frequency equipment, our Corage 2.0 machine regenerates cells in a healthy way through 16 types of energy rather than collagen degeneration or heat treatment. It also increases the production of collagen and elastin that adds to the thickness of the dermal layer. Corage Cell Fit is effective in reducing swelling, minimizing bruising, and healing wounds by relieving clogged lymphatic vessels after operation.

Ultrasound Aftercare:

Ultrasound Aftercare at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic minimizes postoperative swelling and bruising by discharging waste products through lymphatic vessels and shaking damaged tissues with large wavelengths that penetrate into the skin and evenly arranging fibers, helping to minimize postoperative unevenness. It also helps to turn tough skin soft and elastic.

Noble Shape:

Light energy and low frequencies are irradiated to the skin to activate cell tissues to relieve pain, and to relieve muscle pain by causing contraction and relaxation of tense muscles. It has excellent effects on cell regeneration, pain relief, edema reduction, and blood circulation promotion after surgery.

IV Therapy:

To boost your immune system and keep you in optimal condition, IV therapy is very helpful in providing vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. When vitamins and nutrients are taken orally, less than half of their effectiveness is absorbed by the body. However, if you infiltrate it directly through the bloodstream, the effect is magnified and the condition that has fallen due to surgery can be immediately alleviated.

Medication:

If self-management is neglected after body shaping, the size of fat cells will increase again. Medication can lead to a more effective diet by accurately identifying the cause of weight gain. We prescribe medicine according to each client’s body type.



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Consultation

For those living in Seoul or Korea, Dr. An is readily available for in-person appointments. However, we also welcome international patients with our multilingual service. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is happy to schedule video conference calls with Dr. An through the telephone, email, or the below consultation form.

 

Meet With Dr.An

After completion of the consultation, Dr. An will guide you to the correct procedures and operation day. The cost of each procedure depends on the individual and will be discussed during the meeting. Dr. An will not only discuss the price, but will also clearly explain each step of the procedure, as well as provide a list of everything you’ll need to prepare before the operation.

 

Before the surgery takes place in Seoul, Dr. An will once again discuss the details of the procedure. This is particularly important for those who had online consultation and have not had a chance to meet Dr. An in person.

 

Important to know

It is very important to not only understand your entire procedure for a sense of safety and security, but to also recognize what to do post-procedure. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic ensures that the results of all procedures last longer and recover quickly through our post-care system. We provide the best post-care service through state-of-the-art aftercare equipment as well as vascular nutrients, drug therapy, and lymphatic massage. We also provide our patients with IV nutrients and medication.

 

It can be a major decision to get liposuction. We understand that our patients may not even be natives of Seoul or Korea and might be uncertain about whether or not to follow through with their decision based on price. Thus, fully understanding pre- and post-procedure care is vital to our operation and the morals associated with Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic. It’s also why we offer a complimentary consultation before any major decisions are made. Remember, we’re with you every step of the way!

Start Your Journey 

Liposuction  is a very safe procedure when in the hands of trained professionals such as Doctor An. However, we understand that you may have questions regarding your unique situation, price of the procedure, and so on.

 

Interested in having liposuction in Korea? We have got you covered! Each initial consultation is free; you only have to use our convenient email form to get started.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What liposuction should I get?

There are several different types of liposuction in Korea, traditional liposuction with cannula, premium liposuction with special cannula set Dr An invented, 5D liposculpture which focuses more on fat layers, leaving a superficial fat layer over original muscle shape in a very artistic level. Other than that, although we don’t provide the services at Lydian due to effectiveness and safety issues, there are also tumescent liposuction, laser assisted liposuction, cool sculpting options in the market. Please communicate with your surgeon sufficiently before choosing the procedure.

How much weight can I lose with liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that is to remove excess fat cells from specific areas, like abdomen, thighs, buttocks, etc. It is not a weight loss procedure that is intended for significantly overweight people. With the amount of the fat that is removed, you can expect a more sculpted and toned appearance instead of how many lb/kg you can lose. It is important to have the right expectations about the procedure and the result.

How will I get home after the liposuction?

After Surgery, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home, it is highly recommended to have someone around you for the first 24 hours. Also please give your body enough time to recover, take it easy, and rest well.

How long after can I go back to daily life?

You can have reasonable mobility immediately, have a shower one day after, no hospitalization is usually needed. Depending on the job, you can have up to 1 week of rest if needed, exercise is recommended 4-6 weeks after.

How long after liposuction will you see results?

You might be able to see the difference right after the surgery, but it may take 1-3 months before it begins to resemble the natural result you are hoping for. It is important to have a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to expect the best result.

Where is liposuction performed?

Anywhere(link to the body part) with excess fat cells can be performed. For example, neck, face, buffalo hump, bra line, love handle, thigh, abdomen, etc. Your surgeon will give recommendations based on your expectations and skin condition.