Liposuction in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Malaysia

Last fact-checked: 22 October 2019

Liposuction in Malaysia is a great way to remove excess fat from one or several parts of your body. The methods for liposuction, or lipoplasty, do vary and these are performed by experienced cosmetic surgeons who have been background checked by Medical Departures. 

Sometimes certain pockets of fat are difficult to dislodge regardless of what diet you have or how often you exercise. Using special instruments, the doctor cuts into the skin and, using a specialist liposuction machine, vacuums the fat out of that area. Liposuction can be used to remove fat from particular areas of the body, such as so-called love handles or fat bulges; it can also be used to treat a double chin or on larger parts of the body.

Why Undergo Liposuction in Malaysia?

The price of cosmetic surgery is often out of reach for the average person and insurance rarely covers these kinds of elective procedures. If you have liposuction carried out in Malaysia, you can save a significant amount of money and also have a fun holiday before you go in for surgery. The country is beautiful, and a great tourist destination with lots of sightseeing to do. Enjoy great food, both local and international, a host of shopping options and a vibrant nightlife. You can also afford to go by local taxis that are reasonably priced, though you can also choose to go by bus or monorail if you want.

Though it is a developing country, it has world-class doctors, medical facilities and other amenities. Many doctors have completed their medical education in western countries or got some certifications from there. Being a premier tourist destination, many locals speak English, especially in big cities like the capital of Kuala Lumpur

Why Book Through Medical Departures?

It would seem very easy to do the booking on your own, particularly if you think you have done adequate research and everything seems above board. But can you be 100% sure that the facility has the right credentials? Or that the surgeon is qualified and has professional memberships? Like any other surgical procedure, liposuction is not without risk; when you book through Medical Departures, however, you are ensuring a greater degree of safety since we have a system of checks and balances in place.

We carry out investigations on every clinic and hospital listed on our site, as well as check out the qualifications of the doctors and assisting staff. Our team makes sure that the equipment used is modern, the staff are accommodating and English is spoken (so there won't be any language barriers, wherever you are in the world). These factors go a long way in ensuring that you have no difficulties when you book through us.

How Long Does Liposuction Take and What is the Downtime Associated with it?

Obviously, the time taken will depend directly on the amount of fat to be removed. Removing extra fat from a double chin may take less than 15-30 minutes. Taking out large amounts of fat from certain areas of the body or complete body contouring will take a few hours. Recovery time, too, will depend on the procedure. Generally, if you have local anesthesia, you will be able to go back to your hotel in Malaysia on the same day. If extensive work is done, it is done under general anesthesia and you will stay overnight in hospital. After that, you will probably be advised to take antibiotics and painkillers and may have to wear compression garments.

For minor procedures, you may be able to fly back relatively soon and then resume work after a few days. After liposuction on larger areas, you may have to take a week to 10 days off work in total, but it is always advised to consult with your surgeon in Malaysia or a local practitioner regarding this point. Bruising and swelling may take four to six months to completely resolve.

How Much Can I Save by Having Liposuction in Malaysia?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure and is not normally covered by medical insurance, meaning you'll have to pay for all of the expenses yourself. The cost in Australia, for example, can range from AUD 3,000 to AUD 15,000. In Malaysia, you can expect to pay between AUD 1,500 and AUD 4,000. In either country, for minor procedures, the cost will be less.

For some more up-to-date prices, check out these highly-recommended facilities in Malaysia for liposuction:

How Do I Get Started From Here?

If you are sure that liposuction is the answer to your problems, then take a look through Medical Departures' list of quality checked facilities. For more information or to book your free appointment, contact our Customer Care Team today.


Lipoplasty. WebMD. Website accessed: 22 October 2019.

Davis, Elizabeth. Will Your Health Insurance Pay for an Elective Surgery? Very Well Health. 13 September 2019.

Kuala Lumpur. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 22 October 2019.

(Image by: xulurichard)