Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment procedure to slim and reshape particular regions of the body by taking out extra fat deposits from the body. The procedure will improve the overall outline of your body to tune it with your physical persona.

According to Dr. Shumaila, liposuction is not a cure for obesity or an alternative for good diet and workout. The technique is also not the best treatment for drooping skin that often shows up on the hips, thighs or buttocks.

Liposuction can be used on the below listed part of the body. If necessary, the procedure may be carried out in combination with other cosmetic surgical procedures, including tummy tuck, facelift or breast reduction.

  1. Hips
  2. Buttocks
  3. Thighs
  4. Back
  5. Inner region
  6. Abdomen and waist
  7. Upper arms
  8. Face – cheeks, chin, neck
  9. Chest
  10. Inner knee
  11. Ankles and calves

Can you be a candidate for liposuction?

Yes, you can be a potential candidate for liposuction if:

  1. You are an adult within 30 percent of your ideal weight, having elastic and firm skin with good muscle tone.
  2. Extra fat deposits on your body worry you.
  3. You are in good health and not suffering from any kin of life threatening diseases or medical conditions that may hinder the post-surgical healing process.
  4. You do not smoke.
  5. You have positive and realistic expectations from the procedure.

Expected results

Liposuction results are sustainable if you maintain a proper diet, workout and take good care of your fitness. You will start noticing improvement in your body contour after post-surgical inflammation and fluid withholding recede from your body.


Dr. Shumaila is a board certified dermatologists and team lead at the Dermalase clinic in Islamabad. She personally carries out all types of cosmetic surgical procedures. Want to discuss your case with Dr. Shumaila? Book an appointment today!