At Asthetica, we offer a range of surgical liposuction / liposculpture procedures – at affordable prices. Save on your liposuction, without compromising on the quality of your healthcare.

Fast facts

  • Procedure Time: 1-3 hours
  • Type of Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic for surgical liposuction, local anaesthetic for tumescent liposuction and no anaesthetic for non-surgical liposuction
  • Recovery Time: 2 days – 3 weeks, depending on level of physical activity
  • Scarring: Possible small scars following surgical liposuction (these may be temporary), no scarring for non-surgical liposuction
  • Common Names: Lipo, liposculpture, tumescent liposculpture, lipoplasty, lipectomy, body sculpting, body contouring, fat reduction surgery, mega liposuction

About the procedure

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to permanently remove excess fat cells and reshape specific areas of the body.

With a long history of proven results, it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries.
At Asthetica, we offer the following liposuction procedures:

  • Face liposuction (including chin liposuction and cheek liposuction)
  • Neck liposuction
  • Stomach liposuction
  • Leg liposuction (including thigh liposuction, calf liposuction and ankle liposuction)
  • Arm liposuction
  • Full body liposuction

For liposuction before and after results, please view our gallery below.

The benefits of liposuction surgery include:

✓ Permanently removes stubborn fat
✓ Smooths curves & contours
✓ Tightens skin

Liposuction can be performed on its’ own, or as part of other procedures, such as an abdominoplasty / tummy tuck or breast reduction.

Package available

This procedure is available in the ‘Take the Girls’ Ladies Cosmetic Packages, Couples Cosmetic Package and Mummy Makeover packages, which includes other procedures commonly performed together.


While each package is bespoke, accommodation, the procedure and aftercare are all included in our quote.


Undergoing liposuction surgery in Turkey is extremely popular because it is cheap by comparison. Liposuction costs in Turkey are usually significantly less than what you’d pay in the UK or Australia, even when factoring in travel and accommodation costs.

Even with everything wrapped into a luxury package – which includes flights, 3 nights in a luxury 4* or 5* hotel, private transfers and a personal concierge service – at Asthetica we are extremely price competitive and still save our clients around 30-70% on the cost of their surgery.

Asthetica clients take comfort in the knowledge that they are being treated in an internationally accredited hospital, by some of the best liposuction surgeons in Turkey – and we arrange every detail for you.

Whether you’re interested in mega liposuction, or in treating one specific area, please contact our friendly team for pricing and a free consultation about undergoing liposuction in Istanbul, Turkey.

If you’re considering undergoing liposuction in Bangkok, Thailand, Asthetica can arrange everything for you – from medical matters; to flights, visas and accommodation; to tours and excursions.

We work with some of the best liposculpture surgeons in Thailand, who operate out of a state-of-the-art clinic / hospital.

Whether you’re interested in tumescent, power-assisted, ultrasound or laser liposuction in Thailand, costs are significantly lower than what you’d pay in the UK or Australia.

To find out how much liposuction is in Thailand and for more information on our custom packages, please contact our friendly team today.

Whether you’re interested in tumescent, power-assisted, ultrasound or laser liposuction in South Africa, the friendly team as Aesthetica can assist you.

Liposuction costs in South Africa are generally a fraction of what you’d pay in the UK or Australia.

For more information on how we can help you and to find out how much liposuction in Johannesburg, South Africa would cost you (inclusive of all your requirements), please contact our friendly team today.

If you’re interested in travelling to Bali for your liposuction surgery, please contact the friendly team at Asthetica today.

If you’re interested in travelling to Malaysia for your liposuction surgery, please contact the friendly team at Asthetica today.



Liposuction is a procedure which slims and reshapes areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits from below the skin through a suction technique.

Liposuction can target specific areas of the body where there is stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise – and permanently remove those fat cells.

This procedure will contour your body, blending in with your natural shape and improving your proportions.

Traditional liposuction works by using a power assisted suction cannula to break down and remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body.

The procedure is successful as a fat reduction technique because it permanently removes fat cells.

Once we reach adulthood, the number of fat cells we have stays more or less the same; we do not reproduce new cells. Therefore, as the remaining fat cells in the treated area cannot multiply and replace those that were removed, the correction is permanent.

If you do gain weight following the procedure, your fat distribution may change; the fat will typically grow in untreated areas of the body.

However, it’s important to note that although post-surgery you will have fewer fat cells in the treated area, the remaining fat cells in the area can increase in size. Nevertheless, since they cannot multiply, the increased size of the fat deposit that area would be limited by the reduced number of cells – so any increase of fat in the treated area should be substantially less than what it would have been prior to liposuction.

Traditional liposuction can remove up to five litres of fat during one session and has a low complication rate. It is possible to undergo multiple procedures to remove more fat deposits, however these must be done a few days apart and with great caution.

There are different types of liposuction available – please find more information on these below.

Tumescent Liposuction 

This is the most common procedure for liposuction. ‘Tumescent’ means ‘swollen’ and the procedure involves using a sterile solution to swell the fat cells, making them easier to identify and remove.

The solution used contains a mixture of saltwater, an anaesthetic (lidocaine) which swells the fat cells and a drug (epinephrine) that constricts the blood vessels and can significantly reduce bleeding.

It involves the following steps:

• The solution is injected into the area that needs to be treated.

• This causes the fat cells to swell up and become stiff.

• Your surgeon will then make a small incision into your skin and insert a small needle called a cannula.

• The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions out the fat from the targeted area.

Suction or Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAS)

Power or suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) is the oldest type of liposuction and involves using a mechanised cannula and moving it rapidly in a back-and-forth motion. This creates a vibration under the skin that helps to break down the fat tissues.

This form of surgery is often used to remove large volumes of fat. It is the cheapest form of surgical liposuction with a long history of success, however it can cause more pain and bleeding than other techniques.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL)

Laser is another technology used to assist in breaking up fatty tissue as part of a liposuction procedure.

Laser-assisted liposuction adds another step to the traditional liposuction process. Once the tumescent fluid has been administered into the treatment area, rather than immediately removing the unwanted fat with a suction cannula, a laser probe is first used to break down the fat so it can be more easily extracted.

The procedure involves the following steps:

• Your surgeon will insert tumescent fluid into the treatment area.

• They will then pass a laser fibre beneath the skin. This emits high-intensity laser beams which liquify the fat.

• Once the fat is liquified, a traditional suction cannula is used to remove it.

The laser-assisted method is more gentle than traditional liposuction, which usually means less bruising and swelling. Also, the heat generated from the laser can stimulate the skin to produce new collagen, which can result in some tightening and smoothing of the skin.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction liquefies the fat in the same way as the laser-assisted technique, but does so with ultrasonic vibrations rather than with lasers.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction – also known as ultrasonic liposuction – involves the following steps:

• Your surgeon will make small incisions in your skin and insert a cannula which is energised with low-frequency ultrasound.

• The ultrasonic vibrations burst the walls of the fat cells and emulsify the fat, making it easier to extract.

• The liquified fat is then removed through a traditional suction tube.

This method is often used for fibrous areas which might otherwise require an additional treatment – such as the back, flanks and saddlebags – and in areas where liposuction has been done before.

Some of benefits associated with UAL are reduced blood loss, swelling, and bruising; skin tightening; and ease of procedure for the surgeon. A larger volume of fat can be safely removed using this method, as the fat is liquified. It’s also a popular option when transferring fat to other parts of the body (e.g. the buttocks or breasts), as it safely collects the fat cells without damaging them.

However, ultrasound-assisted liposuction requires a slightly larger incision than other methods, in order to accommodate the ultrasound device. This could mean an increase in time and complexity. Although small, there is also the risk of burning, nerve damage, and scarring.

This method is commonly known under the brand name VASER – referred to as VASER liposuction.

Liposuction recovery times can vary depending on the type of procedure, the treatment area, the type of anaesthetic administered and your level of physical activity.

We will be able to advise you on your expected recovery time once we’ve stablished the variables listed above.

Most patients are able to resume their daily routine within a couple of days. However, it is generally recommended to avoid any strenuous activity for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Yes – when performed by a well-trained, experienced surgeon in a reputable hospital or clinic.

Liposuction is a very popular procedure with a long history of success.

However, as with any surgery, there are risks involved.

Liposuction surgery is generally safe, but as with any surgery, it does have the potential for complications to occur.


The risks of liposuction increase if the treated area is large in size, or if a high number of areas are treated at the same time.

Common liposuction side effects include:

• Bruising and swelling (which can last up to 6 months)

• Inflammation

• Minor scarring

• Numbness (which can last up to eight weeks)

• Short-term pain or discomfort

Less common liposuction risks include:

• Lumpy or uneven results

• Hematoma (bleeding under the skin)

• Seroma (fluid leaking under the skin)

• Infection

• Persistent numbness

• Skin necrosis (death of skin cells)

• Skin pigmentation changes

• Friction burns caused by the cannula movement

• Blood clots

• Fluid imbalances

• Complications associated with the anaesthetic

• Thermal burn or other heat injury to the skin or deeper tissues from the ultrasound device. This can occur in ultrasound-assisted liposuction

Liposuction costs in the UK and Australia are relatively high, which makes the procedure unattainable for many people.

This is why at Asthetica, we send our clients to our world-class surgeons abroad, who can perform the surgery at a fraction of the cost – without compromising on the standard of care you receive.

Each year thousands of people opt for cheaper liposuction by travelling to countries such as Turkey and Thailand.

At Asthetica, our liposuction prices vary according to the type of procedure, the treatment area and flight costs (which are determined by your country of origin and your chosen destination).

However, our clients generally save between 30% and 70% on the cost of the procedure – even including flights and accommodation.

Please contact our friendly team for a more accurate quote.

There are several factors which must be considered when deciding on which type of liposuction is right for you. Under the guidance of your surgeon, we will talk you through the various options.


Factors to consider include:

• Treatment areas

• Amount of excess fat to be removed

• How much recovery time you can accommodate

• Whether you can go under general anaesthetic

• Whether you require skin and tissue tightening in addition to lipo

• Your budget

Liposuction results vary; many patients report seeing results immediately after surgery, while others don’t notice any visible changes for a few weeks.

Keep in mind that results may be hidden by any swelling and your body needs time to heal.

As a general rule, you can expect to see final results between 1 and 3 months after the surgery.

It is important to note that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, an effective treatment for cellulite, or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.

✓ World-Class Surgeons

✓ Internationally Accredited Facilities

✓ Comprehensive Aftercare Plan

✓ Phone Access to UK & Australian Registered Nurses

✓ Dedicated Client Consultant

✓ Bespoke Itinerary

Peace of Mind

We are here to mitigate the risks and challenges of dealing with an unknown medical facility abroad. Put simply, our goal is to save you time, money, and stress.

With our world-class surgeons, internationally acclaimed facilities and meticulous attention to detail, you can have peace of mind that you are in safe hands.

We Take Care of Everything

A dedicated Client Consultant will hold your hand throughout the entire process – from the pre-planning stage right through to aftercare and beyond.

They will produce a bespoke itinerary and aftercare plan for you and will personally arrange everything for you, including:

• Flights & transfers

• Accommodation

• Visas

• Medical appointments

• Tours & attractions

• Itineraries for family & friends

We also offer a call-in service to our UK and Australian registered nurses, which, again, is included in the cost of your package.

Best Liposuction Surgeons

We are proud to work with some of the best liposuction surgeons in the world – each with a proven track record of success.

Internationally Accredited Clinics & Hospitals

Our liposuction clinics and hospitals are internationally accredited and feature some of the latest equipment and technology.

Competitive Pricing

Our principal goal is to save you money, without compromising on the quality of your healthcare.

We offer complete transparency in our pricing and will take care to ensure you are fully informed at every level.

Liposuction Financing

We can also offer liposuction finance options should you wish to pay incrementally.

To ensure maximum security, we partner with leading medical finance providers TLC and direct all payments to a UK bank account.

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