Monday, 27 January 2014

Liposuction or not?

Ah, this is something that I've been thinking about recently, ever since I gained a few kilos last December... Liposuction!

I guess most of us knows what's liposuction right? It is a procedure to remove fats by "sucking" them out!

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and "sucks" fat from various possible parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. The fat is removed through a hollow instrument - a cannula - which is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.

Results of lipo suction seems promising, and there are huge differences in the before and after photos! Go google for more~

I was thinking of removing some of the stubborn fats in my thighs by liposuction.. If you don't know, I'm pretty short, but my thighs are improportionately huge compared to the rest of my body. I guess this is in my genes, been having thunder thighs since young; and even when I was in cheerlead a year ago, my thighs are still quite big compared to the other parts of my body which was more toned then. Buying shorts is quite a problem for me, either the thigh opening is too small or the waist area is too loose, never a proper fitting one. :( Oh, and I hate dieting and exercising! Lazy me I know, that's why I'm looking at liposuction.. I want an immediate and effective way to have slimmer thighs!!

If you don't know, I'm the one in the red circle. Just look at my thighs *cries*


I googled about liposuction, read forums about it and I can't decide if I wanna do it yet. To be honest, I might have gotten myself even more confused than before, because there seem to be other alternative fat/contouring procedures such as lipolaser, lipofreeze, smartlipo, liposelection and so on~ I don't know which is cheaper, more effective, more painless, etc..

Here are some stuffs which I've learnt about liposuction! (and some of the information are holding me back from doing it)

  • Liposuction will cost about $5000 or more in Singapore, but this amount also depends on the amount of fats removed and other variables, read in forums that quite some lades actually head overseas where the costs are lower.

  • Anaesthesia is required to perform liposuction.

  • Hospitalization is needed when a higher volume of fats is removed.

  • Downtime is about 2-3 days before one can go back to work.

  • There will be swelling, bruises, lumpiness and loose skin for a few weeks. (Google for the images) The post-op photos online looks super scary!!

  • Post-op might be painful, all the online sources gave me different information about how long the pain will last, so I'm not sure about this.

  • One will have to wear compression garment for quite some time after the surgery to contour the treated area.

  • Some fats and blood may leak out from the incisions after surgery.

  • It takes a few months for full recovery.

  • It is possible to transfer the fats to other parts of our body (eg, breasts)

  • There are some botched procedures and one man even died from liposuction, scary!

I definitely want slimmer thighs but I'm not sure if liposuction is the way to go for me.. I can't afford the downtime and I'm afraid of the pain as well as temporary bruises! Furthermore, it is definitely out of my budget currently, being a student, so I don't even need to consider it. Think I might resort to other treatments that are cheaper and lesser invasive as of now.

When can I have slimmer legs???

Look at what MFP's editor, Bianca, has to say about this...


  1. Wah the bruises... I cannot imagine T_T

  2. i believe there are some healthier method then this

  3. You are crazy!!! You look stunning! You don't need liposuction! And the girl from the photo it's photoshopped!

  4. Reading all the points you talked about liposuction and even me myself have the keen to do. (Transferring excess fats to my breast is what I always dream of O.O) but the bruises picture scares me off. Like what previous comment has said, there's definitely healthier way to do it, so we shall just wait until maybe after graduation, there'll probably new technology available ^^

  5. Hey there came across a suggested post on fb and ur link.. i may not know u..
    But... let me tell u something... u are beautiful. Liposuction is not cool... and .. please dont do it. :)
    Have a nice day.
    Joelle from Forest Child Est1434

  6. You are quite awesome and You don’t need liposuction! :0
    you are the real! :)