Le Vira Clinic, which is extremely popular not just with local patients but also among medical travelers, specializes in a wide range of beauty enhancing treatments, body contouring procedures, and facial cosmetic. Composed of 18 highly experienced, board-certified beauty and anti-aging specialists who use the most advanced technology and minimally invasive cosmetic techniques, it is the go-to clinic for patients who seek high quality but affordable beauty treatments.
Focusing on serving medical travelers, Le Vira offers full assistance for patients from other countries. This includes translation services from English-speaking staff, transportation to and from the airport and hotels, and special promotions on hotels, tours, and even airplane tickets.
Le Vira Clinic uses the latest technology and clinically-proven techniques when carrying out various procedures such as double eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction, and facelift, among others. It is the clinic’s goal to provide exceptional results while minimizing recovery time, discomfort during the procedure, and above all, patient safety.
Recognized as one of Thailand’s leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Rungkit Tanjapatkul specializes in various surgical procedures including cleft lip, maxillofacial surgery, full facelift, nose lift, arm lift, breast enhancement surgery for augmentation or reduction, and weight loss surgery. With more than a decade of experience and extensive training in traditional as well as state-of-the-art aesthetic techniques, he consistently delivers customized services to help patients look and feel their very best.
An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure the removes sagging skin in the arms that results in the appearance of “bat wings." The procedure is performed by creating incisions in the inner arm, back of the arm, or near the underarms. The surgeon will then lift the skin and tighten the tissues underneath using sutures. Excess fat and skin will be removed in the process. The surgeon will stretch the remaining skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles before the incisions are sutured closed. The procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia.
A body lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove excess fat and tissue and to tighten the skin to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon will create markings on where the incisions will be made. Parts of the body that typically need lifting are the breasts, upper arms, buttocks, and thighs. Incisions will be made in these areas to remove pockets of fat and excess tissue. Excess skin will then be cut while the remaining will be stretched before the incisions are sutured closed. Depending on the extent of the procedure, recovery time can take up to four months.
Bodytite is a highly effective fat removal and skin tightening system that combines a gentler form of liposuction with radiofrequency energy treatment. Bodytite produces immediate results and is known to be safer than conventional liposuction. Unlike conventional liposuction that uses a single cannula to extract the fat tissues, Bodytite uses multiple cannulas and radiofrequency energy to aspirate the fat and heat the tissue, enhancing collagen production to tighten the skin in the process. Up to 40% skin retraction can be achieved using this method. The effects are so quick that the surgeon performing the procedure can watch the skin as it retracts and tightens.
Often referred to as the most advanced body contouring method today, Bodytite liposuction removes fat and tightens skin effectively and permanently. The procedure of removing pockets of fat from certain areas of the body is similar to a traditional liposuction, in the sense that the surgeon will first melt the fat and then remove it through aspiration. However, unlike traditional liposuction, Bodytite liposuction also makes use of radio frequency energy to boost collagen production and tighten the skin. The procedure is performed using a local anaesthetic to numb the area so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort.
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Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammaplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that increases the volume of the breasts and improves its symmetry. Breast augmentation can be performed using breast implants or through fat transfer. Fat transfer is mostly recommended for patients who do not want their breasts to increase significantly, and are only looking for a fuller appearance. Implants, on the other hand, are recommended for patients who require a significant increase in breast size or had previously undergone a mastectomy. It is important to understand that breast augmentation is not used to correct sagging breasts. The method to correct this condition is called a breast lift.
Breast Lift Surgery
Age, breastfeeding, and sudden weight loss are the most common reasons why breasts sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove excess fat and tissue from the breasts to create a firmer and fuller appearance. A breast lift takes around 3 hours to complete and is usually performed as a day surgical procedure, which means that patients are normally not required to spend a night at the hospital. When undergoing a breast lift, patients can also opt to have implants inserted or use fat transfer to improve the form of their breasts.
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes and reduces the size of the breasts. The procedure involves surgically removing excess tissue and skin. In some cases, the areola and nipples are also repositioned. If the breasts only need to be reduced by removing a small amount of fat and the skin will not be an issue, a liposuction alone is enough to achieve the desired results. A regular breast reduction surgery takes around 3 to 5 hours to complete and is performed using a local anesthetic and on an outpatient basis. Swelling and pain are to be expected for about a week while full recovery takes about one to two months.
Buttock implants are devices that are used to increase the size of the buttocks and improve its shape and overall appearance. These implants are made from solid silicone and are available in 4 different styles. Style 1 and 2 are directional implants that require a specific orientation because they are not dimensionally the same in all aspects. Style 3, which is the most common, is round and non-directional. Style 4 is customized. The earlier forms of implants were often much too hard. Today’s implants are made from an implant-grade material that is both soft and solid. Patients who elect to have buttock implants at Le Vira Clinic will be provided with all the information about their available options to help them make a well-informed decision.
Chin implants, which are devices that are used to augment the features of the chin, are available in wide variety of shapes and sizes to address the unique needs of each patient. The procedure of inserting these implants usually takes around an hour to complete. Prior to the procedure, the patient will be administered a local anesthetic to numb the area. The surgeon will then create an incision inside the lower lip or under the chin. Incisions inside the lower lip do not cause any scarring. Meanwhile, the scarring of incisions created under the chin is minimal and is hardly visible. The surgeon will then insert the selected chin implant and close the incision using sutures. Minor swelling and pain can be expected following the procedure, but patients will be prescribed pain medications as well as antibiotics to avoid infection. Full recovery can take two to three weeks. However, patients can normally go back to their normal routine after 5-7 days.
Chin reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the size of the chin and improves its overall appearance. Chin reduction surgery is performed on patients who have prominent chins that make the nose and other facial features appear smaller. The procedure is relatively simple. After administering a local anesthetic, the surgeon will create an incision inside the lower lip or underneath the chin. The chin bone is then removed and reshaped. Once satisfied with its shape, the surgeon repositions the chin tip and attaches it using wires and staples. Recovery from the procedure may take a couple of months because it takes time for the bone to heal.
Dermal fillers are a convenient, non-surgical, and minimally invasive technique for immediate correction of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin creases. Dermal fillers consist of collagen, hyaluronic acid, or other biocompatible nutrients that are injected into strategic positions on the face to increase the area’s volume and definition. Effects can last from six months to up to two years or longer, depending on the type of filler used and area treated. Dermal fillers are injected through a series of small injections followed by gentle massages. Local anaesthetic creams can be applied for better comfort; the procedure lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Double Eyelids Procedure
Double eyelid surgery, also termed as eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that creates an eyelid crease or to improve vision. It is popular among Asians, and involves a surgical procedure where an incision is made on the upper eyelid. Through the incision below the lash line or inside the eyelid, the surgeon may add or remove fat or skin from the area, after which the skin is brought together again such that an eyelid crease is created. After the surgery, there are no visible scars and vision is improved while the eyes become Western-looking and more aesthetically appealing. Double eyelid surgery requires local anesthesia or oral sedation to ensure patient comfort.
A forehead lift is a surgical procedure for correcting sagging and wrinkled forehead skin, brows, and upper eyelids to improve the appearance of the upper facial region. This procedure requires local anesthesia with or without IV sedation or general anesthesia. In a traditional forehead lift, the surgeon creates an incision in the mid-forehead or near the hairline, through which the brow and forehead will be lifted and excess skin removed. The forehead lift can improve facial balance and can also lower a high hairline. Swelling and bruising are common side effects and should go away within a week or two.
A full face lift, also referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove wrinkles and sagging skin. The traditional method of performing this procedure is to literally lift the entire facial skin, smoothen and tighten the underlying muscles and tissue, remove excess fat and skin, and close the incisions using sutures. A bandage will be placed around the entire face for a couple of days to protect the skin from infections. The surgeon will remove the sutures after around a week. Full recovery from a full face lift can take anywhere between two to three weeks. However, mild numbness and minor tingling sensation may still be felt after a few months.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes eye bags and dark circles around the eyes, significantly rejuvenating the eyes and making them appear more alert and younger-looking. This procedure requires local anesthesia or oral sedation and involves making an incision in an inconspicuous area along the lash line and lower eyelid crease. Excess skin, fat and muscle are trimmed through this incision. The incision is then closed with thin sutures. This procedure effectively corrects eye puffiness and takes only an hour or two to complete. Recovery time takes about a week, with resulting scars relatively invisible.
Mini Face Lift
A mini-face lift procedure is an excellent alternative to a traditional full facelift. This is a relatively minor procedure that reduces sagging and wrinkles around the cheeks, neck, and jawline with less downtime. A facelift procedure involves creating a huge incision in the face to removes excess skin, tighten underlying tissues before re-draping the skin for a tighter look. Unlike a traditional facelift, only a few small cuts are made in a mini-lift. Through these small cuts, surgical instruments (with a camera attached) are inserted to remove excess fat and skin and reshape muscles. The procedure requires the administration of local anesthesia. Though the effect is permanent and immediate, a mini-face lift is intended only for minor loose skin folds.
Neck lift surgery is a procedure that enhances the appearance of the neck to make it appear slimmer, younger and more proportionate to the rest of the body. It also addresses neck problems such as excess fat and turkey wattle. In this procedure, an incision is made under the chin and/or behind the ears to access neck tissues and muscles. Tissues and excess skin are trimmed or removed through these incisions, after which the skin is secured back with sutures or tissue glue. Neck lift surgery is often done with liposuction to remove excess fat. Local or general anesthesia is administered, making the procedure pain-free. The entire procedure lasts up to an hour.
Nose Reconstruction Surgery
Nose reshaping surgery is a procedure that surgically corrects disproportionate nasal size and width as well as treat nasal deformities. It can reshape the bridge, tip and entire profile of the nose, and can also aid in restoring or improving breathing function. Also referred to as rhinoplasty or a “nose job”, nose reshaping is often performed under general or local anesthesia with IV sedation, and can last up to two hours. In this procedure, small incisions are made at planned out areas in the nostril, through which tissues, muscles, cartilage, and bones are rearranged, removed or augmented with grafts. When the desired effect is achieved, the incisions are sutured back together. Recovery takes about a week or two.
Nose Reduction Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Nose Reduction, also referred to as reduction rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that modifies the framework of the nose that appears too big or too conspicuous. In this procedure, a small incision is made inside the nostril through which cartilage, bones, and tissues are rearranged or removed to achieve the desired shape. The skin that lies on the visible parts of the nose remain virtually untouched yet shrinks down into a new shape after the procedure. A nose reduction keeps the facial features proportionate and leaves small, inconspicuous scars on each nostril. Recovery time takes about one to two weeks.
Thread lift is an aesthetic procedure that helps achieve a “lifted” look without having to go through surgery. It rejuvenates and improves facial structure through a minimally-invasive procedure that involves the use of specialized threads. These threads are administered into the skin through very fine needles, which effectively lifts tissue and muscle resulting in immediate, remarkably younger-looking skin. The overall texture of the skin is improved as well, as this technique also stimulates the production of natural collagen. The threads are safely absorbed into the skin after 6-8 months, but the lifted effect lasts up to two years.
Upper eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the world. The procedure can be performed to correct sagging eyelids by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the muscles. It can also be performed to change the appearance of the eyes by creating folds or creases on the upper eyelids. Oculoplastic surgeons mostly perform this type of procedure, but general plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons are also qualified to perform it. Most upper eyelid surgeries take anywhere between 1 to 3 hours to complete. The procedure is performed by creating incisions in the natural crease to hide resulting scars. Local anaesthesia is typically used and the surgeon may elect to use oral sedation based on the need of the patient.