Tummy Tuck in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Kuala Lumpur

Last fact-checked: 12 November 2020

A tummy tuck in Kuala Lumpur will give you a flat tummy for less. Find out where and how to book in the Malaysian capital with Medical Departures.

Why Consider a Tummy Tuck in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is a premier medical tourist destination thanks to its many world-class hospitals and clinics and highly-trained plastic surgeons that offer surgery at affordable rates. It's possible to go for a holiday in Kuala Lumpur and undergo cosmetic surgery (after you've got your sightseeing out of the way; in fact, the Malaysian capital has numerous tourist attractions and showcases some of the best food in Asia, since its population consists largely of Malays, Chinese and Indians.

You can see all the sights in the city and around before your surgery and then recuperate post-surgery in a relaxing setting until you are in a position to travel back. This way, you get a break from your daily routine and when you stay in a hotel, you are away from your everyday chores and are well taken care of.

Many nationalities, including Australians, don’t need a formal visa to travel to Malaysia; you simply complete a form once you've touched down (visa on arrival) and you'll be able to stay for up to three months.

Why Can't I Just Book on My Own for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

While straightforward, a tummy tuck is considered a major surgery; there are always risks associated with any surgery, and these can be mitigated by finding a facility and surgeon you can trust. Booking through just any site will not put you in a position where you are able to properly judge the background of the place or check for professional associations with organisations, such as the Joint Commission International.

When you book through Medical Departures, you have a safety net in place. We carry out a thorough investigation, covering all aspects of medical treatment. We make sure that the doctors are well-trained, accredited and experienced, that the staff is amenable and that the ambiance of the place is good. We also carry out post-surgery patient interviews when required, to ascertain patients experienced a satisfactory outcome.

What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Involve? What's the Recovery Period?

An initial consultation with your chosen surgeon will help you determine what technique is right for you depending on how you look and what you want to achieve. Different kinds of tummy tuck procedures take varying times. 

  • If you have a full abdominoplasty along with liposuction, surgery will obviously take much longer than a mini tummy tuck procedure without liposuction. 
  • A simple mini or complete tummy tuck procedure can make your stretched skin taut, but will not remove fat unless liposuction is involved.
  • A mini tummy tuck only focuses below the navel, while a complete surgery will take care of the entire abdominal area and entail repositioning of the navel as well.
  • In general, surgery can take between two and five hours.

While Recovery times vary, you will conservatively need to take at least a couple of weeks off from work, or at least plan to work from home for some time. Your body will take around six weeks to recover to a point where you can resume most of your daily activities. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activity. You will also be advised to take great care of your skin and incisions post-surgery and make sure you follow medical advice regarding dressings and bandaging.

What Is the Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, the surgery is very affordable with prices starting at just AUD 2,000 to AUD 3,000 only.

Similar surgery in Australia can cost between AUD 6,000 and AUD 14,000. Cost does vary depending on how much work is required for the tummy tuck.

Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. Check out updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient testimonials and more at these leading medical facilities in Kuala Lumpur for tummy tucks:

Getting Started with Medical Departures

Begin your journey by looking through the clinics featured above or access our full list of clinics for tummy tuck surgery in KL. Our Customer Care Team can help you book, giving you the best prices to ensure you never pay more than you should. 


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International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed:  12 November 2020. https://www.isaps.org/

Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 12 November 2020. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur. Hotels.com. 2020.  http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/attractions/10-things-to-see.htm

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