If you are not happy with the shape of your body and cannot get your desired body shape through diet and exercise, you may consider liposuction as a solution. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a widely recognized and commonly performed surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It involves making small incisions in the targeted areas and inserting a thin tube, called a cannula, to suction out the unwanted fat. This procedure can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and chin. Liposuction is not a weight loss method but rather a body contouring technique, as it is best suited for individuals who are close to their ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure can help sculpt and reshape the body, improving overall proportions and enhancing the patient’s silhouette. With advancements in technology and techniques, liposuction has evolved to offer options such as tumescent liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction, providing patients with more tailored and precise outcomes. While liposuction is generally considered safe and effective, it is crucial for individuals considering the procedure to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and any potential risks or complications.

Liposuction in Summary

Trip length

5 days

Surgery duration

1-2 hours


Intravenous sedation

Recovery time

1-2 weeks

Hospital stay

0-1 Day

Back to Work

9-12 days

Liposuction Before and After Photos

Liposuction: All you need to know

Liposuction is the most effective body contouring option used to eliminate fat cells from the different parts of the body like arms, thighs, stomach, face, and neck. In the US, liposuction is expensive, with an average cost of $3,500 for each area. According to ASPS, 18 million people undergo cosmetic surgeries in the US alone, and liposuction is among the top five cosmetic procedures.

Where is the most affordable place to get liposuction?

You can find starting figures for liposuction prices for some parts of the body here:

  • Neck: $600
  • Belly: $1,100
  • Love handles: $900
  • Arms: $1,200
  • Thighs: $1,500
  • Back: $800

Lots of rice and meat for every meal, a lousy lifestyle, and a poor diet make people fat. Instead of changing a bad diet and lifestyle, many people go for a liposculpture and tummy tuck.

This high demand for liposuction in Tehran, Iran, has made Iranian cosmetic surgeons the best ones in the world. Cosmetic surgeries are getting more and more popular day by day as people are seeking new appearances and faces. Liposuction is not a primary tool for bodyweight loss; it is instead considered as a plastic surgery aiming to give you a better-looking body shape.

What is liposuction?

Losing excess fat and weight to achieve a desirable figure requires a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, and good genetics. Still, many people find it challenging to follow such a lifestyle and are left with excess fat in some areas of their bodies. liposculpture is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat from beneath the skin with a small suction device, known as a “cannula,” which is inserted under the skin for doing the suction procedure and after breaking down the fat with different techniques like laser and ultrasound. The cannula works by applying a powerful, high-pressure vacuum. Liposuction cannot be considered a solution for obesity because surgeons are only able to remove a limited amount of fat, not all of it. Obesity needs bariatric surgeries like gastric sleeves and gastric bypass. Liposuction, as a cosmetic procedure, removes fat tissues that you can’t get rid of through regular and healthy diets and exercises.  Also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, lipomatic, or simply lipo. Liposuction can be used to target a range of areas, including the abdomen, back, arms, hips, thighs, buttocks, calves, neck, chin, and face.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction depends on:

  • The country
  • The surgeon’s experience and experience
  • location of the clinic
  • Number of the parts of the body

 Liposuction cost for one area in different countries:

  • The UK and the US: from $2,000
  • Iran: from $400
  • Thailand: from $800
  • Turkey: from $1,100
  • India: from $900

Who is the right candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is used to improve appearance rather than for physical health benefits. People can achieve the same results as liposuction by:

  • Healthful lifestyle
  • Balanced diet
  • Regular exercise,
  • Better sleep schedule

Experienced liposuction surgeons perform liposuction after their patients unsuccessfully tried for a time to get rid of their fat through exercise and diet. When an individual gains weight, fat cells increase in size and number. Liposuction reduces the amount of fat in isolated areas of the body.

In general, good candidates for liposuction:

  • Don’t have a lot of excess skin
  • Have good muscle tone
  • Have fat deposits that won’t go away usually through diet or exercise
  • Have an overall health condition
  • Are not overweight or obese
  • Did not smoke for the last four weeks

If you had a history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease, you’re not the right candidate for liposuction in Tehran. Before proceeding, you have to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a liposuction procedure with your liposuction doctor. The final results could be subtle rather than dramatic; so, don’t expect a huge change! 

Types of liposuction 

In different liposuction techniques, the use of a thin tube, called a cannula, is the standard feature. Three known liposuction techniques are as below:

  • Tumescent liposuction is the most common way to do liposuction. The surgeon injects a sterile solution into the area where the fat is aimed to be removed. It consists of saline – which is salted water – along with lidocaine and other substances like epinephrine. The solution makes it easier to suction the fat with lower blood loss and pain that one may experience through different types of liposuction.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, or UAL or Vaser liposuction uses sound waves energy under your skin to rupture the cell walls of the fat. Ultrasound liquefies the fat so it can be suctioned out. Vaser liposuction is one of the safest methods. The Vaser liposuction method is the most expensive one.
  • Laser-assisted liposuction, or SmartLipo, uses a laser to produce a burst of energy to liquefy the fat. Laser liposuction is the most straightforward, less complicated, with less bleeding in all liposuction methods.

What should I know before the liposuction?

First, consult with an excellent liposuction surgeon in about:

  • Your goals and desires
  • The options
  • The risks and benefits
  • The costs

If you decide to go ahead with liposuction, your surgeon will give you the needed instructions on preparing for liposuction like some special diets and alcohol restrictions. Inform your surgeon about any allergies and medications you may take. The surgeon will likely recommend you stop taking some medicines, such as blood thinners and specific painkillers several weeks before starting the surgery sessions.

What Could You Expect After the Liposuction? Liposuction Risks and Recovery

Cosmetic surgery, like other surgeries, could be followed by some side effects and risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Reactions to lidocaine
  • Skin sensation changes like experiencing numbness
  • Infections
  • Damages to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs.

You can reduce liposuction side effects by making sure it is done only by a well-experienced and board-certified cosmetic surgeon. You have to expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks. To prevent infection, the surgeon will prescribe some antibiotics. Usually, you have to wear a compression garment for a month after liposuction to control the possible swelling and also get better body contouring. Most people can return to work within a few days and get back to normal activities within a couple of weeks, but this may differ per individual. When can I see my liposuction results? The results of liposuction may not be apparent until the inflammation and swelling go away, which may take up to several months. Most of the swelling settles after about four weeks, and the area where the fat was removed should appear less bulky. If you maintain your weight, you will have permanent liposuction results, but if you gain weight, you will see fatty areas in your body gradually. If you have fat accumulating in your hips, it is your new problem in the buttocks area, and you may need a buttocks liposuction or even a thigh lift.

To keep the new shape after body contouring surgery, you must follow a new diet including:

  • lots of lean protein
  • fruits and vegetables
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy

Regular workouts and exercise play an essential role in maintaining the new well-formed body shape as well.

Which countries are the best for liposuction?

According to a report by IMTJ in 2019, the most affordable places to get high-quality liposuction surgery abroad are:

  • Brazil
  • Poland
  • Iran
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Czech Republic

In the report, you can find liposuction costs in India and liposuction costs in Turkey too.

How is liposuction performed?

The operation of liposuction is performed through some standard and universal steps:

  • Your surgeon marks the regions on your body where the fat has to be removed
  • Anesthetic, the substance used for omitting the body sensation, is injected into those regions
  • Fat cells will be broken up through high-frequency vibration or high-pressure water jet liposuction or low laser pulse
  • The surgeon creates one or more tiny cuts on the skin
  • The surgeon uses a suction tube on the vacuum machine
  • The process starts with some back-and-forth movements of the suction to loosen the fat
  • The loosened fat is drained
  • The patient’s skin is bandaged and stitched

The cost of liposuction surgery abroad differs a lot. The average cost of liposuction depends on:

  • Surgeon’s expertise and knowledge
  • Liposuction method 
  • Clinic location

 Depending on the location, your surgeon, the clinic, and the number of liposuction areas:

The price of liposuction includes the surgeon’s fee, operating room costs, anesthesia fees, and laboratory costs. Vase liposuction is the most expensive and safe method. It may cost two times more than other methods. In 2018, the average cost of liposuction in the US was around $3500, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The price of liposuction surgery in Mexico and the US does not include anesthesia, operating room, and other related expenses. More than 300,000 procedures are carried out in the US each year, operating in Iran may be a significant money-saving investment for Americans with the same or even better quality of liposuction in Iran. Europeans are now paying $500 $ to $5,000 to get liposuction procedures done across EU borders. At the same time, they can still enjoy a high-quality operation under well-experienced and trained surgeons with unbelievably lower costs and expenses in the best liposuction clinics in Iran. You can ask about liposuction costs in Iran and compare them with liposuction prices in UAE, liposuction prices in the US, lipomatic prices in Turkey, and laser liposuction in India and other countries.

Frequently Asked Questions of the Liposuction

Are may liposuction results permanent?

It depends on your weight management after your liposuction operation. During liposuction the fat cells are removed permanently, but if you can gain weight again, your will develop new fat cells and you may need another liposuction. how long after liposuction can i see results? You can see initial liposculpture results in Iran after the surgery but to see the full results you have to wait till swellings fully fade away.

Do I need to stay in hospital after a liposuction?

Usually, you don’t need to stay in the hospital after liposuction.

Do I need someone to take care of me after liposuction?

If you bring a friend or family with you, he/she can take care of you after your cosmetic surgery in Iran to help you change clothes and eat food. 

What is the best surgery for belly fat?

If you do not have saggy extra skin around your belly, liposuction is what you need. But if you have extra skin around your stomach you need a tummy tuck in Tehran.

What is the best surgery for a flat stomach?

To have a flat stomach first you have to try a workout and dieting. But if you couldn’t achieve your desired results, consult the best plastic surgeon in Tehran about a liposculpture or abdominoplasty in Iran.