The minimally invasive technique of liposuction is highly effective in removing stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise. However, it is important to note that it is not a substitute for weight loss, and the best outcomes are usually achieved in individuals with good skin quality and not too much excess skin.

Liposuction can be performed on its own to sculpt and refine the body, or in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tucks, breast reductions or lifts. While almost all areas of the body can be treated with liposuction, the most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, back, upper arms, and thighs.

In addition to removing unwanted fat, liposuction also allows for the possibility of using the removed fat to enhance other areas of the body with lipofilling, such as the breasts, to correct contour deformities from previous surgery, improve scars, and correct congenital asymmetries.

However, it is important to note that not everyone is a suitable candidate for liposuction, and safety should always be the primary concern. Therefore, during the consultation, all options should be discussed in detail to ensure that the patient is well-informed and able to make an educated decision regarding their treatment plan.

Liposuction at a glance

Surgery time

1 - 2 hours

Hospital stay

Home the same day


4 weeks

Time off work

1 week


72 hours