Liposuction in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Kuala Lumpur

Last fact-checked: 11 February 2020

Get rid of stubborn, hard to remove fat with liposuction in Kuala Lumpur. Find a reputable surgeon and clinic and save up to 70% in the Malaysian capital with Medical Departures.

Is Liposuction for Me?

Fat pockets, whether so-called “love handles” around the abdomen, hips, thighs or upper arms are very difficult to dislodge by exercise or diet alone. 

You may have been following a strict diet and exercise regimen for a long time and not seen the kind of results you want. A simple solution is liposuction, which is a safe and popular procedure to physically remove excess fat from your body.

Also called lipoplasty, this procedure gives your body shapelier contours, allowing you to wear the clothes you want (and likewise, not wearing clothes when the time calls for it) without feeling uncomfortable with your body. 

Essentially, extra fat in targeted areas is vacuumed out of your body through small incisions—and this actually results in fat and weight loss. Over time, the place from where the fat is removed flattens out, revealing the contours you only once dreamed of.

Why Should I Undergo Liposuction in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is a major tourist destination, favored by tourists worldwide. Millions of people visit KL, as it is popularly called, for its tourist attractions, sightseeing, food and, of course, shopping. You’ll find numerous temples of different faiths, natural parks, gardens and zoos, forest reserves, iconic towers, huge shopping malls… basically all you need in an exciting tourist destination.

What’s more, those traveling from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and many other European and Asian countries don’t require a visa to enter Malaysia—you can just book and fly out with one of the many major airlines that fly into KL. 

Finally, when it comes to the quality of medical care in KL, you need have no apprehensions. As a premier medical tourism destination, the city boasts state-of-the-art medical facilities and some world-class surgeons who are specialists in their fields. 

Why Should I Book Liposuction with Medical Departures?

Medical Departures has over 10 years’ experience working with the best clinics and hospitals in dozens of countries around the world, including Malaysia. We only partner with reliable clinics so you are assured of receiving quality care and impressive results. 

While no medical procedure can ever be guaranteed, you can mitigate any problems by booking with a reliable facility that you can trust. This is why Medical Departures makes it our business to work with the best, carrying out our own pre-screening checks before we partner with any medical facilities. Our checks include:

  • Searching criminal/legal records

  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews

  • Verifying the training and experience of the doctors, as well as professional affiliations with organisations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic (ISAPS).

  • Confirming whether clinics and hospitals adhere to high standards, such as accreditations by Joint Commission International

  • Conducting onsite visits and post-surgery patient interviews to make sure that they had a good experience. 

Booking through Medical Departures means that you can be free of any apprehensions you may have regarding these aspects. 

How Long Does Liposuction Take and What Is the Recovery Time?

The time taken will actually depend on how much work you are getting done; if you are having fat removed from several areas it can take several hours, for instance. 

For major work, liposuction is performed under general anesthesia; for minor lipo, only local anesthesia may be required.

You may need to stay in hospital overnight for large procedures, just so that you can be better monitored.

Post-surgery, you will be tightly bandaged and after major lipo you will need to wear compression garments for some time. You may need to take time off from work for a week or two. Bruising, swelling and other signs may take several weeks to clear up and the body contouring results can take some months to be visible.

How Much Can I Save on Liposuction in Kuala Lumpur?

Liposuction is not usually covered by insurance or national healthcare services, and so out of pocket expenses in Australia can be between AUD 3,000 and AUD 15,000 (depending on how much work you want and whether you need to stay overnight or not). 

When booking treatment through Medical Departures, you can expect to pay around AUD 1,500 to AUD 4,000 in Kuala Lumpur. 

Get started by checking out photos, prices and location maps at these top-rated clinics and hospitals in Kuala Lumpur for liposuction:

Getting Started

Book liposuction in KL now with Medical Departures. Check out our choice of simple booking processes below for stress-free treatment in Kuala Lumpur.

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