Liposuction in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Malaysia

Last fact-checked: 28 December 2020

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 as it is medically termed, do vary, performed by experienced cosmetic surgeons who have been background checked by Medical Departures. 

Sometimes certain pockets of fat are difficult to dislodge regardless of your diet or how often and rigorously you exercise. Using special instruments, the doctor cuts into the skin and, using a specialist liposuction machine, vacuums the fat out of the targeted 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 experience a rewarding holiday before you head into surgery. The country is beautiful, and a great tourist destination with a wide range of sightseeing opportunities. Enjoy great food, both local and international, a host of shopping options and a vibrant nightlife. You can also afford to travel by local taxis; buses and monorail are other options.

Though it is a developing country, Malaysia boasts world-class doctors, medical facilities and international patient services. Many doctors have completed their medical education or received certification in Western countries. As a premier tourist destination, many locals speak English, especially in big cities such as the capital of Kuala Lumpur

Why Book Through Medical Departures?

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 is knowledgeable and accommodating and English is spoken (thus you need not suffer language barriers). These factors go a long way toward ensuring that you have no difficulties when you book through us.

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

The time taken will depend directly on the amount of fat to be removed. Removing extra fat from a double chin may take 15-30 minutes. Taking out large amounts of fat from certain areas of the body or complete body contouring may take a few hours. Recovery time, too, will depend on the procedure. Generally, if you have local anesthesia, you will be able to return to your hotel in Malaysia on the same day. If extensive work is done, it is done under general anesthesia and you will likely stay overnight in the hospital. 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. Bruising and swelling may take four to six months to completely resolve. It is always advised to consult with your surgeon in Malaysia or a local practitioner regarding your recuperation.

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 usually be required to pay for all of the expenses yourself. The cost in Australia, for example, can range from AUD 3,000 to AUD 15,000 out-of-pocket. In Malaysia, you can expect to pay between AUD 1,500 and AUD 4,000. In either country, for minor as well as complex 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. If you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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