Liposuction Prices and Reviews in Malaysia 2023: A Practical Unbiased Guide

If you are looking for liposuction related information and liposuction prices in KL (Kuala Lumpur) or Malaysia, you've come to the right place. You have most likely browsed through various websites and hopefully, have shortlisted a few clinics or centres. However, it’s clear that some of these sites are not aware of the local regulations and the Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners. For liposuction procedures in Malaysia, the guidelines define and stipulate who, what and where liposuction can be and cannot be done.

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There are also too many self proclaimed experts out there, but who's to know? That's why the guidelines above were developed, in order to protect innocent consumers. In order to verify whether your doctor is licensed to do cosmetic surgery in Malaysia, you can check whether they have a LCP Chapter 3 license over at the National Registry Of Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) With LCP Chapter 3.
Liposuction procedures are to be conducted by plastic surgeons with LCP Chapter 3 license. Untrained doctors and beauticians, please do not attempt.

What is liposuction? Liposuction in Malaysia related information is all over on the internet. However, many sites are providing 'no meat on the bone' and confusing content. While some of the sites do provide the needed information; it's unfortunately not comprehensive enough to assist you in making the right informed decision.

Related: Can Liposuction Donors Help with this Coronavirus Pandemic?

You can find prices for other plastic surgery procedures here: Plastic Surgery Malaysia Price
You can find other plastic surgery clinics for other plastic surgery procedures here: Best Plastic Surgery Malaysia.

In order to assist you with your online research and decision making process on liposuction in Malaysia, we have compiled and organised essential information on liposuction in Malaysia accordingly in one place.

Covered In this Post:

  1. Liposuction Prices in Malaysia
  2. Tummy Tuck Cost Malaysia
  3. Who Can Perform Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo and Cool Lipo?
  4. Liposuction Before and After Photos
  5. Liposuction Reviews in Malaysia
  6. Video on Liposuction
  7. Confused About All the Different Types of Liposuction? 
  8. Top Recommended Liposuction Clinics and Liposuction Surgeons in Malaysia 

Liposuction Prices in Malaysia

What is the cost of liposuction in Malaysia? Liposuction cost in Malaysia is relatively lower compared to other parts of the world. 

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. The cost in Malaysia can range from RM 8,000 to RM 15,000. The prices vary depending on the clinic and the procedures. It is best to contact the clinics of your choice for up-to-date prices.

Looking for cheap liposuction? We understand that price is an important consideration, especially if you are a foreigner coming all the way to Malaysia. However, a big life-changing decision like liposuction; is not without risks, the main reason why a guideline was developed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health to ensure safety for the public.

Although pricing information on liposuction in Malaysia is everywhere on the internet, we have compiled and organised the information accordingly in one place. The pricing information below is based on the published prices from major centres and pricing information available on the internet.

The cost of liposuction treatment varies from surgeon to surgeon and may be dependent on the complexity of your case and your course of treatment. Consultation fees also vary from doctor to doctor. Some may offer a free initial assessment while others may charge a fee.

You are probably wondering why there is such a wide range in liposuction pricing. You will need to understand that the pricing depends on multiple factors. Here are some major factors that will influence the price:
  • Area and amount: The bigger the area and the more number of areas to be treated, the higher will be the cost. The higher amount of fat to be removed, the higher will be the cost. Common areas for liposuction include face liposuction (double chin), abdomen, thighs, hips, love handles or flanks, back and buttocks.
  • General Anesthesia (GA) or Local Anesthesia (LA): If the liposuction procedure involves a large area or requires a substantial amount of fat removal, it has to be done under GA. For GA, another medical specialist, an anesthesiologist/anesthetist must be present and this translates to another professional cost for you. Therefore, the price for liposuction under GA will be higher than LA. 
  • OT (operation theatre) or Clinic: Some minor invasive procedures are done in the clinic but the air in the clinic is not sterile enough for an invasive procedure like liposuction. The risk of infection is higher in the clinic as compared with the risk in an operation theatre. According to guidelines, liposuction needs to be done in either a licensed medical centre or an ambulatory care centre (ACC) with well equipped operation theatre. Some doctors might take the risk of doing it in the clinic so that the cost is lower.
  • Hospital fee: Similar with hotel rooms, hospital room rates vary from hospital to hospital. 
  • Post surgical complication: In the event of a complication, you may need to prolong your hospital admission or to be admitted again and this will incur additional cost. For international customers, we do recommend that you cover yourself with a travel insurance that will cover you in the event of a post-surgical complication.
Here is a list of local references:

1) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Liposuction Abdomen - RM11,400
Liposuction Thighs (inner & outer) & hips - RM14,850
Liposuction Back - RM11,900
Liposuction Buttocks - RM9,500
Liposuction Arms or Hips or love handles or flanks - RM8,925
Liposuction Chest (male) - RM11,000
Liposuction Package - Chest & Abdomen - RM18,800
Liposuction Package - Abdomen, Thighs & Hips - RM19,688
Source: MedicalDepartures

2. Malay Mail

Average Starting Price (2016): MYR 7,833
Source: MalayMail

If you are in doubt about which centre to go, feel free to contact us (form) or WhatsApp us for assistance.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Cost Malaysia

You may need to understand the difference between liposuction and tummy tuck so that you have better clarity of what you paying for. Liposuction (whatever method is used) primarily removes fat from below the skin surface and provides a moderate amount of skin tightening due to scar contracture.

A tummy tuck does several things:

  • Removes abdominal skin that is in excess, and resets the tone to the remaining skin
  • Removes some fat from the abdomen
  • Redistributes skin and fat from the upper abdomen to the lower, effectively thinning the abdominal wall skin/fat thickness
  • Tightens the abdominal wall musculature, which both flattens the stomach from the side view as well as pulling in the waist to improve the "hour glass" shape
Very simply, the tummy tuck reverses the changes caused by childbearing, and is typically the appropriate operation for mothers or individuals who have undergone significant weight fluctuation. Liposuction is for fat contouring in individuals who have resistant areas of localised fat and also have good skin tone. If skin tone is bad (lax, or with stretch marks), the results from liposuction may be disappointing.


Here is a quick guide on the cost of tummy tuck in Malaysia:

Average Starting Price (2016): MYR 16,996

USD 5,200 (Complete Tummy Tuck) - USD 6,200 (Extended Tummy Tuck)

USD 5,000

Questions regarding tummy tuck or tummy tuck doctors > Contact Us

Best Liposuction Clinics and Surgeons in Malaysia

Below, we have compiled a list of plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgery centres in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since liposuction and tummy tucks can only be done by centres with a well-equipped operation theatre, we have listed only plastic surgeons who are practising in a hospital or an ambulatory care centre.

Here are the top plastic surgery clinics in Malaysia for liposuction.

1. Liposuction HKL (Hospital Kuala Lumpur)

Address: Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone | Contact No.: 03-26155230

Head of Department and Plastic Surgeon: Madam (Dr.) Normala Binti Basiron
M.B.B.S.(UM) - 1989; M.S.(UKM) - 2000

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Md Ali Md Zain

2. Dr Syazli Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic - Avisena Women's & Children's Specialist Hospital

Dr Wan Syazli Rodzaian Wan Ahmad - Plastic Surgeon 
MD (UKM), MS (Plastic Surgery) (USM) - 2012, Fellowship in Microsurgery, Visiting Scholar in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Seoul, Korea)

No. 4, Jalan Ikhtisas, Seksyen 14, 4000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
WhatsApp: +60 13 998 9982

3. Prince Court Medical Centre (*JCI standard)

Address: 39, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

* JCI (Joint Commission International) is the international gold standard for medical centre accreditation.

Dr. Khong Su San
Plastic & Reconstructive, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology and Burns
3B, Level 3

Dr. Shah Jumaat Mohd Yussof
Plastic & Reconstructive, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology and Burns
3B, Level 3

Dr. A. Ananda Dorai
Plastic & Reconstructive, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology and Burns
3B, Level 3

Dr. Mohamad Nasir Zahari
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Dermatology & Burns
3B, Level 3
Related Centre: Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Dr. Yap Lok Huei
3B, Level 3
Qualification: MB, BCH, BAO - 1991; FRCS (Plastic Surgery) - 2001
Sub Specialty: Microsurgery, cosmetic surgery, cancer reconstruction
Special Interest: Fat grafting, liposuction, body contouring
Related Clinic: RE Plastic Surgery Clinic (Publika)

4. Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Pantai Bangsar) (*JCI standard)

Address: No. 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

* JCI (Joint Commission International) is the international gold standard for medical centre accreditation.

Dr Kuladeva Ratnam
MBBS (Madras) - 1989; FRCS - 1993
Specialization: Reconstructive plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, wound care, limb salvage

Dr Tan Kim Hong
MBBS (UK) - 1981; FRCS - 1986

Datuk Dr Ahmad Ridzwan Arshad
MBBS (India) - 1974; FRCS (Edin) - 1980

(Related: Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur list of medical specialists)

5. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (*JCI standard) | Gleneagles Liposuction

Address: Block A & Block B, 286 & 288, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Marzida Binti Abd Latib
MBBS (MAL - 2001), M.SURG (Plastic Surgery) (MAL), LCP (Chapter III)
Special Interests:
Plastic surgery for aesthetic & health restoration in females including post pregnancy plastic surgery and feminine minimally invasive laser treatments, paediatric plastic surgery, post bariatric surgery or post massive weight loss body contouring, blepharoplasty and fat grafting.

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Yap Lok Huei
Sub Specialty: Microsurgery, cosmetic surgery, cancer reconstruction
Special Interest: Fat grafting, liposuction, body contouring

Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Benjamin George
MBBch, BAO, LRCP & SI, AM (Mal), FRCS (Edin)
Specialty :Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Special Interest :Breast Surgery, Liposuction

6. Beverly Wilshire Medical Center

Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Mohamad Nasir Zahari 
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.

Plastic Surgeon: Dato’ Dr Abdul Jalil Jidon
MD (UKM) - 1981, M. Surg. (UKM) - 1988
Specialisation: facelift, breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction, liposuction and abdominoplasty.

Related: Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre Reviews

7. Subang Jaya Medical Centre (JCI standard)

Address: No. 1 Jalan SS12/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Dr Lim Chai Leng
MB BCH BAO (Dublin) FRCS (Ire) AM (Mal) Procedures: Breast augmentation surgery (augmentation mammoplasty), Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), Face lift (Rhytidectomy), Liposuction (Lipoplasty), Nose reconstruction (Rhinoplasty), Plastic and reconstructive surgery for burns
Conditions Treated: Aesthetics (cosmetic & reconstructive), Aging face, Baggy eyes, Fat removal

Dr Somasundaram A/L Sathappan
MBBS (Mal) FRCS (Ed) MS (UKM) AM (Mal)
Procedures: Burn & postburn reconstruction, Reconstructive surgery, Vaginal rejuvenation (vaginoplasty)
Conditions Treated: Aesthetics (cosmetic & reconstructive), Burns

Dr A. Surendranathan P.R. Viswanathan
MBBS (Mysore) FRCS (Edin) FACS (Edin) AM (Mal)
Procedures: Breast reconstruction surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

8. Sunway Medical Centre

Address: 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Margaret Leow
Procedures: All plastic surgeries, clefts, burns, breast reconstruction, pressure sores, lymphedema management, skin cancers, limb reconstruction, aesthetic procedures & management of axillary hyperhidrosis

Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Tan Geok Puan
Procedures: Breast augmentation surgery (mammoplasty), Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), Liposuction (Lipoplasty), Nose reconstruction (Rhinoplasty), Plastic and reconstructive surgery for burns, Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Who Can Perform Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo and Cool Lipo?

Can any medical doctor perform Smart Lipo in Malaysia? How do they get certified to perform the procedure?

These questions have been addressed by the Aesthetic Medical Practice Guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Liposuction techniques including Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo and Cool Lipo and traditional liposuction (tumescent liposuction) are mainly performed by plastic surgeons, in accordance to the aesthetic practice guidelines. General Practitioners (with LCP Chapter 1) are not allowed to perform liposuction procedures in Malaysia, although we do see some advertisements by GP clinics offering liposuction services. Please do a thorough research when choosing your doctor.

Here are some answers from medical professionals.

It is not a question of who can but who should be doing Smartlipo - David Berman MD
my answer is going to upset some fellow physicians but so be it. as the above physicians have pointed out, anyone that has an MD can do anything legally. however it begs the question, should they?? i found it very interesting that not one plastic surgeon answered the question above- one was a dermatologist and the other 2 were drs. As a plastic surgeon, the biggest reservation i have with non-plastic surgeons doing Smartlipo, is that they are in the position of having to offer either Smartlipo or nothing. The reason that is important is that over 80% of the patients that come to me for Smartlipo are not good candidates for Smartlipo in my opinion. They would be better served by either a Tummy tuck or ultrasonic liposuction - both done in the OR under general anesthesia. however, only a plastic surgeon should be doing these latter 2 techniques (and perhaps Smartlipo, though obviously that will be debated). if you have only a hammer than everything you see tends to look like a nail. this is not to say, that non-plastic surgeons doing Smartlipo will be more open to doing patients who may be better served with another technique, but it is certainly a higher risk because they lack all of the tools that a plastic surgeon has at his disposal.

Dr Hasan Ali, MBBS, MRCS, MS
Proper training is required to perform Liposuction procedure and one must do a thorough research before selecting a doctor.
In UAE Liposuction can't be performed by physicians, it is performed almost exclusively by Plastic Surgeons. I agree with other doctor that it was invented by a gynecologist and further refined by a dermatologist but it doesn't mean all physicians can perform the similar nature of work. I have special interest in treating revision cases of Liposuction and i can say that one should do a thorough research when selecting the doctor as any complications from liposuction is much more difficult to treat.


Liposuction Before and After Photos

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.


To read more abour Vaser Lipo, check out:

Liposuction Overview Video

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, smart lipo, fat modeling, liposculpture, suction lipectomy, suction-assisted fat removal, lipo, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty etc.

Liposuction is the fastest way for one to lose stubborn and unwanted fat from the arms, abdomen, back, thighs and buttocks – areas which may not respond quickly enough to traditional weight-loss methods of diet and exercise.

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?"

To read the answers provided by 7 medical doctors:

Here is the summary:

We are in an era of intensive marketing, inflated claims, and frankly a lot of misinformation about liposuction so you are not alone in being confused. One thing you will hear consistently from the docs on RealSelf is that it is more important to choose your surgeon than to base your decision on technology or brand-name. That said, here are a few pointers: All forms of liposuction use what is called a "wet" technique, in which the fat to be removed is injected with a dilute numbing solution. If that is the only anesthesia used, it may be called "tumescent" technique, but that is an anesthesia method, not a different lipo method...

Richard Baxter, MD

Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for surgical fat removal and has a long safety record. While the internet is a wonderful source of information, it can also cause a lot of confusion because so many people are trying to call attention to themselves through innovative marketing techniques and rebranding. Liposuction, liposculpture, Vaser 4d – all of these are variations on tumescent liposuction...

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD

The confusion about types of liposuction comes from companies hyping their machines. So far there is no evidence that one device is better than another. What is clear, however, is that there is a great deal of difference between the results obtained by highly experience liposuction surgeons and those who dabble in this procedure.

William P. Coleman III, MD 


As a summary and also as a checklist, below are important factors for you to remind yourself so that you have a successful liposuction procedure in Malaysia:
  1. Choosing the correct doctor
  2. Doing the procedure in the right place
  3. Do's and don'ts after the procedure (post-op)
Hope this post has helped you in some way to better understand liposuction procedures in Malaysia. 

If it helped you, it will 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.

If you are in doubt about which centre to go, feel free to contact us (form) or WhatsApp us for assistance.


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