Liposuction Kuala Lumpur: Cost and Reviews 2019

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the human body in an attempt to change its shape. Other similar or closely related jargons include lipoplasty, fat modelling, liposculpture, suction lipectomy, suction-assisted fat removal, lipo etc.

Although information on liposuction is everywhere on the internet, some sites are probably providing piece-meal information and flakey recommendations. While some of the sites do provide the needed information; the methods in which the clinics or the specialists are selected are not explained. It’s also obvious that some of these directories are not aware of the local regulations and aesthetics guidelines in Malaysia that stipulate who, what and where liposuction can be and cannot be done. While you may wish to ignore the guidelines but do bear in mind that the guidelines were designed and developed to protect consumers like you in the first place, whether you are from Malaysia or abroad.

In order to assist you with your online research on liposuction in Malaysia, we have compiled and organised essential information on liposuction in Malaysia accordingly in one place. Please check out Liposuction Malaysia.

Liposuction Overview Video

Liposuction Techniques

As techniques have been refined, many ideas have emerged that have brought liposuction closer to being safe, easy, less uncomfortable, and effective. However, the marketing that goes on makes it hard for the consumer to determine truth from exaggeration.

Suction-assisted liposuction

Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) is the standard method of liposuction. In this approach, a small cannula (like a straw) is inserted through a small incision. It is attached to a vacuum device. The surgeon pushes and pulls it in a forward and backward motion, carefully through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and drawing them out of the body by suction.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

In ultrasound-assisted or ultrasonic liposuction (UAL), a specialized cannula is used which transmits ultrasound vibrations within the body. This vibration bursts the walls of the fat cells, emulsifying the fat (i.e., liquefying it) and making it easier to suction out. UAL is a good choice for working on more fibrous areas, like the upper back or male breast area. It takes longer than traditional liposuction, but not longer than tumescent liposuction. There is slightly less blood loss. There appears to be slightly more risk of seromas forming (pockets of fluid) which may have to be drained with a needle.

After ultrasonic liposuction, it is necessary to perform suction-assisted liposuction to remove the liquified fat, or to deposit additional fat cells, used in high definition liposuction, to create more volume where it is needed. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction techniques used in the 1980s and 1990s were associated with cases of tissue damage, usually from excessive exposure to ultrasound energy. Third-generation UAL devices address this problem by using pulsed energy delivery and a specialized probe that allows physicians to safely remove excess fat.

Power-assisted liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) uses a specialized cannula with mechanized movement, so that the surgeon does not need to make as many manual movements. Otherwise it is similar to traditional SAL.

Twin-cannula (assisted) liposuction

Twin cannula (assisted) liposuction (TCAL or TCL) uses a tube-within-a-tube specialized cannula pair, so that the cannula which aspirates fat, the mechanically reciprocated inner cannula, does not impact the patient's tissue or the surgeon's joints with each and every forward stroke. The aspirating inner cannula reciprocates within the slotted outer cannula to simulate a surgeon's stroke of up to 5 cm (2 in) rather than merely vibrating 1–2 mm (1/4 in) as other power assisted devices, removing most of the labor from the procedure. Superficial or subdermal liposuction is facilitated by the spacing effect of the outer cannula and the fact that the cannulas do not get hot, eliminating the potential for friction burns.

External ultrasound-assisted liposuction
External ultrasound-assisted liposuction (XUAL) is a type of UAL where the ultrasonic energy is applied from outside the body, through the skin, making the specialized cannula of the UAL procedure unnecessary. It was developed because surgeons found that in some cases, the UAL method caused skin necrosis (death) and seromas, which are pockets of a pale yellowish fluid from the body, analogous to hematomas (pockets of red blood cells).

XUAL is a possible way to avoid such complications by having the ultrasound applied externally. It can also potentially cause less discomfort for the patient, both during the procedure and afterwards; decrease blood loss; allow better access through scar tissue; and treat larger areas. At this time however, it is not widely used and studies are not conclusive as to its effectiveness .

Water-assisted liposuction

Water-assisted liposuction (WAL) uses a thin fan-shaped water beam, which loosens the structure of the fat tissue, so that it can be removed by a special cannula. During the liposuction the water is continually added and almost immediately aspirated via the same cannula. WAL requires less infiltration solution and produces less immediate edema from the tumescent fluid.

Laser assisted liposuction

A laser is used to melt the fat in the target area, making it easier to remove. This laser is administered through a fibre threaded through a microcannula. The premise is similar to UAL. It is believed that these techniques, such as SmartLipo or SlimLipo, can also reduce bruising and bleeding, as it also cauterizes to a certain extent.

Tumescent liposuction technique

Tumescent liposuction is a technique that provides local anesthesia to large volumes of subcutaneous fat and thus permits liposuction totally by local anesthesia. In the past, liposuction surgery required blood transfusions because of significant blood loss in the liposuction aspirate. The tumescent liposuction technique eliminates both the need for general anesthesia and intravenous narcotics and sedatives while minimizing blood loss.


Since the incisions are small, and the amount of fluid that must drain out is large, some surgeons opt to leave the incisions open, the better to clear the patient's body of excess fluid. They find that the unimpeded departure of that fluid allows the incisions to heal more quickly. Others suture them only partially, leaving space for the fluid to drain out. Others delay suturing until most of the fluid has drained out, about 1 or 2 days. In any case, while the fluid is draining, dressings need to be changed often. After one to three days, small self-adhesive bandages are sufficient. Doctors disagree on the issues of scarring with not suturing versus resolution of the swelling allowed by leaving the wounds open to drain fluid.

Liposuction and tightening / lifting skin

The removal of quantities of fat from under the skin allows the elastic skin to potentially retract after SAL. Good examples of this effect are seen after liposuction to the arms, stomach areas and breasts. The level of skin retraction following liposuction is affected by the age of the patient, quality of skin, presence of underlying disease or smoking and the presence of previous skin damage such as caused by childbirth and surgery. Liposuction techniques such as subdermal undermining using fine cannulas can stimulate further skin retraction but are more frequently associated with contour irregularity. While subdermal undermining may help the skin contract, patients with severe elasticity loss and heavy stretch marks prior to liposculpture may require removal of redundant skin by surgical means after liposculpture. Usually this can be performed after 6 months.

Surgical lifts such as a rhytidectomy (facelift), mastopexy (breast lift), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Lipotuck (combination abdominoplasty and liposuction), or lower body lift, thigh lift, or buttock lift can be utilized when sagging skin alone is the issue or after massive weight loss when the combination of large amounts of skin and shrunken fat cause significant skin droop.

Large volume Liposuction (SAL) in combination with other surgery is common but may have higher complication rates. When done simultaneously, SAL is done minimally in the areas of the undermined tissues to minimize further insult to the blood supply, however a new technique in tummytuck surgery involves vigorous liposuction first before excising the redundant skin.


What are the different Types of Liposuction?

Video: Dr. Thomas Fiala discusses the four main groups of liposuction techniques and offers suggestions on how to make the right decision.

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Confused About All the Different Types of Liposuction?

I'm confused on all the different names for Liposuction. Which one is the right one and how will I know I am getting what I am supposed to get?

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Liposuction Reviews in Malaysia

Note on the reviews and a word of caution - Please take note that while everyone seems to be dishing out their own ‘expert’ advice in forums, be aware that most of the members are sharing their own experiences and opinions. I suggest that you need to do your own online and offline research from other sources as well.

Cool Lipo on Hips, Thighs and Buttocks - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 Jan 2014
I knew that my consultation was the same day and that at any stage I could back out. So I went in for my consultation and the doctor had already seen my photos and suggested hips, thighs and buttocks. I have a very small waist and this tends to make my lower half look a lot bigger than what it is. I am a very small build so generally people think why am I doing this but really I just want to be able to fit standard clothing nicely. I will post some before photos so you can see what I mean. I am 5'4" and weighed (before the procedure) 47 kilos...

23 Feb 2014 (after 4 weeks)
Back at the gym now. Taking it slowly though. A quick 5km walk every second day on top,of my dog walking I do every day. My measurements are definitely changing and I'm looking a lot better in jeans.


Lipo suction, Anyone here did before? - Lowyat.Net

Oct 21, 2007 (First post) - May 2015 (last post): 37 posts - ‎29 authors

Oct 2007
Anyone know where to do liposuction in malaysia?the cost?the good and bad?
p/s: We're about to find out liposuction so pls don't suggest "do exercise lar" or similar to it

Oct 22 2007
well... my BROTHER did that, on his HIPS... both sides...
i think there is no side effects that i know, it's just sucking out your extra fats... and it's PAINFUL of course...
he did in a hospital... around... rm5k... he took out i think 2 LITRES of fluids, fats + blood...
oh and for your information, he is not lazy not willing to do exercise... in fact, he exercises A LOT!! he plays basketball FEW TIMES A DAY... and sweat until everything wet, and VERY SMELLY!! *i usually stay VERY VERY far from him after his basketball session* but his fats still there...
sometimes, I THINK, exercise is NOT the ONLY WAY...
very true about the self esteem part, he used to say that he's ugly with his fats, cant KAO LUI... and dowan to go out because he looked ugly *yes, my brother sounds like a GIRL, super HIAO* so he BUGGED my mom, and now he has got a GF now... not sure it's a good thing or a bad thing though...
my brother is only 18 years old... i think he did his lipo suction last year... 17...


Lipo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Vaser Liposuction Review

Jul 3, 2011

Hi guys, I researched and contemplated for about 4 years and now have actually done it!!!
Thought I'd post this for those of you like me. I am an Australia who has come up to KL to see a world renowned surgeon with expertise in this field.
For years I attended cycle classes and body pump - in fact at stages I have been an exercise addict. If I couldn't make the gym it was close to the world ending. Despite this, and costly personal trainers,I could not achieve the results I wanted and rid the line of fat on my inner thigh, saddlebags on the outer and back of hips. In fact exercise just developed the muscle underneath, making the fat pocket pop out more. Diet made my face look haggard and achieved comments of concern from others as to whether I was well.
Has lipo fixed it? Absolutely! I couldn't be happier. I had 3 1/2 litres removed (wanted more but the surgeon said that was max for me). In the end he took it off my legs, hips and stomach (the latter to allow my muscle tone to show through)...
My word of advice, though, research your surgeon well. You pay a little more for expertise and excellence that is well worth it in the end. (Believe it or not I came here because I couldn't find anybody I was comfortable with in my Aussie state) Good luck. Will try to post photos later.Source:

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Find Plastic Surgeons for Liposuction in Kuala Lumpur

Below, we have compiled a list of plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgery centres in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since liposuction procedures are recommended to be performed in well-equipped centres with an operation theatre located at a hospital or an ambulatory care centre, we have listed only plastic surgeons who are practicing in a hospital or an ambulatory care centre.

List of Plastic Surgeons (arranged by seniority) and Plastic Surgery Centres in Kuala Lumpur (KL):

Dr Tan Kim Hong | MBBS (UK) - 1981; FRCS - 1986
Plastic Surgeon at Pantai Medical Centre (Bangsar) Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Pantai, Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur)
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Dr Victor Cheong | MBChB.(Glas) - 1987; FRCS(Edin) - 1992
Esadsa House Sdn Bhd, Lot 51, 7th Floor, Signature Office The Boulevard, Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Dr Mohamad Nasir Zahari - Contact Dr Mohamad Nasir
M.B.B.S.(Melb) - 1988; F.R.C.S.(Edin) - 1993
Specialisation: facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgery, cleft, cranio-facial surgery, burns care.
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Level 6, 8 & 9, Dijaya Plaza, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
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Dr Kuladeva Ratnam > Contact Dr Kuladeva
MBBS (Madras) - 1989; FRCS - 1993 
Pantai Medical Centre, Jalan Pantai, Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur) and
ARC Clinic - Mediplex@Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC)
No. 1, Jalan SS 12 / 1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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Dr Eileen Fong Pek Siew | M.B.B.S.(UM) - 1989; FRCS(Edin) - 1993
Specialization: Reduction mammoplasty, augmentation mammoplasty, mastopaxy, gynaecomastia surgery, breast reconstruction post mastectomy, fat transfer, oriental aesthetic surgery, facelift, abdominoplasty, cosmetic vaginal surgery.
Plastic Surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
282 & 286, Jalan Ampang, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
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Dr George Varughese | MBBS (Sydney) - 1989; FRCS(Edin) - 1995
Specialization: Facial, Breast Aesthetic Surgery, Tissue repair and rejuvenation
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur,
282 & 286, Jalan Ampang, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
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Dr Yap Lok Huei | MB, BCH, BAO - 1991; FRCS (PLASTIC SURGERY) - 2001
Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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To Find other Plastic Surgeons (Cosmetic Surgeons) by Location:
Plastic Surgery in Malaysia

Liposuction Malaysia Cost

Here is a quick guide:

Liposuction - Abdomen: RM 11,500
Liposuction - Inner & Outer thighs and Hips: RM 15,000
Liposuction - Back: RM 9,500
Liposuction - Buttocks: RM 9,500
Liposuction - Love Handles: RM 9,000
Liposuction - Arms: RM 9,000

RM4,500 - RM 5,500 (per zone)

RM16,000 – 18,000 (less than 80kg) *
RM22,000 – 24,000 (more than 80kg)*
(price quoted is for stay in single standard bed ward)

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Wrapping It Up

We hope that this post has helped you in some way to better understand liposuction procedures in Malaysia and to be less confused about the procedure. Thanks and no thanks to the internet! It may also help others who are looking for the same information - please feel free to share. Please do your own independent research as well, in order to complement the information in this post.


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