Liposuction: How it works and who is an ideal candidate?

by Ali Issa Plastic Surgery in Dubai

Liposuction or Lipoplasty is a popular body contouring cosmetic surgery that removes the excess fat from the body, which cannot be removed by performing exercise and dieting. This procedure can remove excess fat from the double chin, inner and outer thighs, hips, arms, abdomen, chest, and other body parts. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but is performed to achieve a toned body shape. It helps improve the body contours and offers a slimmer figure and firmer skin.

Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells present in an area. The amount of fat removed depends on the area, and the resulting shape change is permanent as long as the weight remains stable.

The ideal candidate for Liposuction treatment

  • Bodyweight must be within 30% of the ideal body weight.

  • Have firm and elastic skin.

  • Good overall health.

  • Realistic expectations from the treatment.

  • Not able to achieve a toned body shape because of stubborn excess fat in certain body parts.

  • Must not be suffering from serious health issues like heart disease or a weak immune system.
    NOTE: People who are overweight or obese and have sagging skin and weak immune system are not ideal candidates for this treatment.

For Liposuction in Dubai and Abu Dhabi one can contact Dr. Parag Telang (MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM)). He is an expert in performing face and body plastic and cosmetic surgeries with specialization in Ear Reconstruction for microtia and Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS). Body contouring is his main area of interest. He has transformed many lives with procedures like liposuction, tummy tuck and belt lipectomy.

Liposuction Procedure

  • The markings are made in the first step, and the anaesthesia is given depending on the patient’s condition. Anaesthesia is infused to reduce discomfort, and other medications or saline are given to control bleeding and trauma during the surgery.

  • Liposuction is performed through a small incision. A small cannula is inserted through the incision, and by controlled back and forth motion of the cannula, the fat starts melting. This melted fat is then suctioned out of the body by using a syringe attached to the cannula or by suctioning vacuum.

  • The excess fluid and blood are also drained out, and the area is stitched up and bandaged.

The overall procedure can take 1-3 hours (depending upon the target area or amount of fat removed)

Liposuction Benefits

There are several cosmetic and medical benefits of liposuction treatment. Such as-

  • Breast Fat & Gynecomastia
    Liposuction is sometimes also performed to remove excess breast fat in females (breast reduction) and to correct gynecomastia condition in males.

  • Facial Fat
    Liposuction can also be performed to remove facial fat specially in the lower face i.e. double chin and jowls.

  • Lipodystrophy syndrome
    In this syndrome, the fat gets accumulated in one part of the body and is lost in other parts. Liposuction can improve body shape by providing equal distribution of body fat. So, in this case, liposuction may be combined with fat grafting.

  • Lipomas
    It can also remove tumoured fatty cells.

  • Lymphedema
    In this disease, lymph is accumulated in the tissues and causes swelling in the arm or legs. Liposuction helps to treat this disorder.


  • Take prescribed medications as prescribed by the surgeon.

  • Take proper rest and avoid stress.

  • The body needs to be hydrated. So, take an appropriate amount of water throughout the day.

  • The amount of salt intake should be decreased in the diet as it can cause swelling.

  • Wear compressions garment to decrease swelling and support the treated area.

Liposuction Surgery in Dubai & Abu Dhabi is quite popular and commonly performed. The cost of liposuction will vary depending on the body liposuction areas, the surgeon's experience, anaesthesia cost, medications cost, and the amount of fat being removed. The treatment can remove fat from different body parts. Sometimes, it is performed in stages for patient safety, as in particular sessions, a limited amount of fat is removed for patient safety.

The fat cells removed with the treatment do not regenerate, and the contour improvement is long-lasting. It is important that one must eat a healthy and balanced diet after the treatment and perform regular exercises to maintain the treatment results.

Dr. Parag is a well-known Plastic Surgery in Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi. His compassionate approach, expertise and experience make him one of the most trusted liposuction surgeons. Before performing the treatment, he explains the liposuction techniques that may be most appropriate for an individual. Then, the most suitable option is chosen mutually. From consultation to post-op care Dr. Parag Telang and his team dedicatedly work towards making it a comfortable and fruitful experience for each patient.

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