“I want to lose weight, but liposuction surgery is scary”, “I have low pain tolerance”, “Which surgery has the least side effects?”, etc. People who want a slimmer body, have different needs and concerns individually such as procedure methods and recovery periods. For those who have been dreaming to achieve a slim body or have been struggling to get rid of that stubborn fat, let’s learn about some methods from liposuction surgery to fat dissolving injections in Korea that can solve the problem.
Liposuction surgery extracts fat directly by inserting a thin tube called a cannula. These procedures allow a large amount of fat to be extracted at once, so you can expect a big effect on your body shape. But it is important for you to understand that you don’t lose weight rapidly through these procedures because this surgery helps to improve the body shape, not the weight.
2. Fat Dissolving Injection
The best part of Korean fat dissolving injection (lipolysis injection) is patients don’t need anesthesia injections and are perfect for anyone looking for procedures that aren’t surgery. A solution will be injected through which has the effect of breaking down fat. This method of injection is based on the principle that it is discharged out of the body through internal circulation, and in Korea, it is called by various popular names such as ‘Girl Group Injection’, ‘Body Fit Injection’ and ‘MPL Fit’. The reason why the names are so different is that each hospital has different recipes for mixing the solution for lipolysis injection! Therefore, it is recommended to check the solution ingredients (steroid or non-steroid) of each hospital before you get this procedure.
Fat dissolving injection is a procedure that focuses on specific areas such as the inner thigh, inner forearm or above the knee rather than wider areas like the entire ‘thigh’, ‘forearm’ or ‘tummy’. So does that mean I can eat whatever I want after getting the fat dissolving injection? Unfortunately no, that’s not how it works. Fat-dissolving injections in Korea are combined with diet and exercise, so it is not recommended for those who do not want to exercise or want to eat as much as they want. In fact, after getting the injection you are advised to exercise to boost the fat dissolve faster.
Compared to liposuction in Korea, lipolysis injection is less expensive and takes less than 10 minutes. It is characterized by low pain, so it is possible for patients to carry out daily activities and the recovery is as fast as 3 to 5 days. However, it can be a bit troublesome because patients are advised to get at least 3 times or more at intervals of 1 to 2 weeks to see a great result depending on the patient's body condition.
3. Fat Extraction Injection (mini liposuction)
In Korea, fat extraction injections are called "mini liposuction" or "liposuction injections." It literally extracts fat directly by using a syringe. It is difficult to expect the same effect as liposuction because the amount of fat to be extracted is small, but it is popular because it has a more noticeable effect than liposuction. Also, you don't have to wear a compression suit like liposuction surgery, the pain is minimal and the recovery is quick.
Although cost wise it is cheaper than liposuction, the price is determined by the number of syringes. So it is not suitable if you want to extract a large amount of fat because it might cost you more. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes on average.
* Tips for choosing hospital/clinic for liposuction surgery, fat dissolving injection and mini liposuction in Korea
Although aesthetics and skills of the surgeon are important, the priority should be stability and safety. Therefore, it is recommended to choose an experienced surgical doctor, who explains the side effects well in detail, and also check whether an anesthesiologist is present on-site.