Liposuction in Turkey

Written by Émilie Gervais

Considering liposuction in Turkey? This ultimate guide contains everything you need to know about the procedure, recovery and cost in Istanbul. Request a quote and get the best price for successful liposuction in Turkey. provides information about liposuction in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified Turkish surgeons. This content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

How much does liposuction cost in Turkey?

The cost of a liposuction in Istanbul, Turkey is £1,900. Depending on your needs, the all-inclusive package can vary from £1,000 to £1,800 in Turkey.

InterventionsTurkey PriceUK Price
Pubis Liposuction1100 £2700 £
Hips liposuction1300 £3500 £
Neck liposuction1300 £2900 £
Thighs liposuction1500 £3000 £
Saddlebags liposuction1500 £3800 £
Belly liposuction1600 £4200 £
Double chin liposuction1700 £3800 £
Buttocks liposuction1800 £3800 £

Liposuction Turkey: The Ultimate Guide

Despite a good diet and regular exercise to lose belly fat, we can end up with some unsightly bulges that can affect our well-being. A few bulges here and there that we can not eliminate despite a fat burning diet. Whether you are a man or a woman, how can you get rid of these fatty masses? Let’s thank science which has developed a process of cosmetic surgery called: Liposuction.

The technological and scientific revolution has made possible the surgical operation called liposuction. As its name suggests, and if we translate it as simply as possible, it is about sucking out the fat. At least, the few pockets of fat that resist a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Liposuction is the most widely practiced cosmetic surgery in the world. It can be used to remove belly fat, saddlebags, love handles, double chins or any other excess fat. While it is less risky than rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, it is still prudent to take all necessary precautions. Starting with choosing a good surgeon. You can find them in many countries around the world, but in Turkey you have the best experienced and equipped surgeons.

Liposuction in Turkey is an internationally recognized practice. Every year, more than 14 million patients travel to Turkey for the best care and surgery in Istanbul. In addition to the highly advanced techniques and experienced surgeons, the price is also affordable. Turkey is a journey to reconnect with your body, but more importantly, with yourself. Let’s face it, feeling good about your body improves all aspects of your life.

Ready to take a trip to Istanbul for full liposuction in Turkey? Follow the guide!

All about liposuction in Istanbul

Legend has it that in 1920, a prima ballerina asked a medical professor to trim her calves and ankles. The story ends badly with gangrene. Since then, however, fat removal techniques have improved and have given rise to more elaborate and successful methods, including liposuction.

Now, thanks to the progress of science, it is possible to refine certain parts of the body where fat persists. And all this with success thanks to liposuction and its derived techniques. For over 20 years, this technique has been very popular. At the very beginning, it was reserved for stars and celebrities, but over time it has been democratized because it is more accessible financially.

Today, it is performed on all people who aspire to a more harmonious figure. Its price makes it the most popular surgery in Istanbul, Turkey for patients wishing to lose their curves.

What is a liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure in Turkey that consists of removing excess fat that cannot be removed after a diet or despite regular exercise. This cosmetic surgery operation in Turkey aims to reshape the figure to the desired proportions after a significant weight loss by targeting stubborn fat deposits. It is important to know that no more than 4-5 liters of fat can be removed during a liposculpture operation.

To perform a liposuction, the plastic surgeon will use cannulas, a kind of thin tube inserted into the deep layers of the skin. The purpose of these tools is to suck out resistant fat. Depending on the technique used, the cannulas can be combined with ultrasound or lasers. We will discuss these procedures later.

More than a simple fat suction operation, liposuction also requires technique, application and know-how. It is an art that only a plastic surgeon can master, which is why it is sometimes called liposuction.

Liposuction is not for obese people

Although liposuction can be used to get rid of unsightly fat, it is important to know that it is not possible in cases of significant overweight or obesity. It is mainly aimed at eliminating small, persistent bulges on certain parts of the body. These fat deposits are mostly deep and accumulate in the dermis. These are the deeper fat cells that can appear suddenly and surprisingly on the saddlebags, stomach, arm, neck, thighs, knees, calf or ankles. Therefore, liposuction is not an operation to lose weight or to slim down certain parts of the body.

In addition, liposuction does not remove cellulite or stretch marks. It should not be performed for this purpose.

Before considering liposuction surgery in Turkey, it is recommended that patients follow a weight loss program to lose superficial fat. Only after losing weight can liposuction be considered.

Combining liposuction with a BBL

Due to the fact that it is quick to perform, it is common to combine liposuction with other surgeries in one session. Thus, for liposuction in Turkey and mainly in Istanbul, you can also consider lipofilling using the recovered fat for breast augmentation without prostheses, flat buttocks augmentation with the famous Brazilian Butt Lift operation, or filling the cellulite hollow above the saddlebags.

When can liposuction be performed in Turkey?

To consider 360 liposuction in Turkey, surgeons recommend three things:

  • Be as close as possible to your ideal weight. Liposuction is not an option if you are overweight.
  • You must be in good health with healthy and elastic skin. The results of liposculpture are more visible on firm skin. If your skin is sagging, a facelift can be considered after liposuction.
  • You must be 18 years of age for balance and anatomical growth. The body is considered to have reached its full growth potential at 18 years of age.

What are the different types of liposuction?

With predictable results, surgical techniques that have been proven to work as technology advances, and a quick and safe procedure, liposuction can work wonders to help you achieve a more harmonious figure. Before you get started, let’s first learn about all the techniques used for liposuction in Turkey. If you come to Istanbul, there are three main techniques used. These are: conventional liposuction, laser liposuction and vaser lipo.

1. Classic liposuction or liposuction

This is the traditional method of liposuction in Turkey. A little more mechanical, but light, it uses a cannula to suck out the excess fat. The cannula is injected into the area to be treated to numb it. The fat is sucked out using the cannula and a syringe. The solution used is completely sterile and risk-free. In addition, the method is rather gentle and not very traumatic. It is suitable for delicate and small areas such as the face, the waist or the arm. The very small cannulas do not allow the removal of too much fat.

2. Microarray Liposuction or PAL

Micropolar liposuction or PAL is the traditional technique that has been improved and assisted. It consists of connecting the small cannulas to a micro-vibration system rotating at 4000 revolutions per minute. This method is less invasive and allows a faster result.

It also avoids the surgeon’s fatigue, especially if the area to be treated is quite large. Micropolar liposuction is recommended for sensitive areas such as the arms, thighs or face. It is ideal for easily removing shallow fat cells.

3. Laser liposuction

This liposuction technique uses the heat generated by lasers to rupture the membranes of the adipocytes and liquefy the fat. This method then facilitates the extraction of the fat, which will no longer require special cannulas. The laser technique is quite delicate, as it is likely to damage the skin, nerves and blood vessels that surround the fat.

For the success of this liposuction method, it should be done by an experienced plastic surgeon. Our cosmetic surgery clinic offers the best liposuction surgeons in Turkey. If you choose this practice, our surgeon in Istanbul will not disappoint you.

4. Vaser Liposuction or Vaser Lipo

Vaser liposuction is the most popular technique today. It is a revolutionary technique that can be used to treat any area of the body with very satisfying results. This method uses ultrasound to destroy deep fat deposits. In addition to removing the fat, this technique also helps to make the skin firmer. Indeed, when a skin has lost its elasticity or firmness, a classic liposuction can reveal a sagging skin.

On the other hand, with a vaser lipo, the skin regains its firmness more quickly. How is this possible? Simply because Vaser liposuction uses a high ultrasonic frequency that emits vibrations to remove fat. The skin will then shrink more quickly and evenly. The operation will be easier to perform and the results even more satisfying. This is the most popular liposuction technique in Turkey. This is because the plastic surgeons in Istanbul are very experienced.

5. HD or high definition liposuction

HD or high definition liposuction is a variation of vaser lipo. It combines vaser lipo with highly effective techniques and revolutionary technologies. If you want to have a dream body with six-pack abs, or chocolate bar abs, this is the method for you. It is very popular with bodybuilding enthusiasts, but also with many female influencers.

Liposuction for which parts of the body?

Now that you know what liposuction is and which techniques are most popular, you should also know on which parts of the body liposuction in Turkey can be considered. Liposuction for men and women can be performed on the following areas:

  • Facial liposuction: This is done only on the chin to erase the remains of a double chin. A classic liposuction will be considered. It is performed with a micro-incision without scars on the chin.
  • Liposuction of the arms: It will be performed on the back of the arm, on the external and internal sides of the arm. It is performed with fine incisions at the elbow crease and under the armpits.
  • Liposuction of the knees: It allows the removal of excess fat on the inside of the knee. The procedure is performed with micro-incisions that leave micro-scars.
  • Liposuction of the thighs: It consists in aspirating the fat from the buttocks and the inner thighs by micro-cannulas. It can be followed by a facelift to tighten the skin of the thighs in case of significant skin laxity.
  • Liposuction of the abdomen: It allows to find a flat stomach or to redraw firm abs. In the case of sagging skin, abdominoplasty will complement liposuction. In this case, excess skin must be removed and the abdominal muscle must be tightened.
  • Liposuction of the love handles: It will make it possible to remove the accumulation of fatty tissue on the hips, the belly, the back and the abdominal belt.
  • Liposuction of the hips: on this part, liposuction will mainly allow the removal of saddlebags, which are clusters of very resistant adipose tissue, often difficult to remove with sport or with a diet.
  • Liposuction of the calves: liposuction will make it possible to refine the legs by removing the fatty tissues at the level of the interior face of the shin. More precisely, it is performed on the muscles of the calves, Achilles tendons or ankles.
  • Neck liposuction: the operation will remove fatty deposits in the cervical angle, i.e. under the chin. Neck liposuction can be combined with double chin liposuction.

Read before considering liposuction in Turkey

So you’ve decided to have liposuction in Turkey? First, learn about all the factors you need to consider before you take the plunge.

Your physical and medical profile

Liposuction can only be performed on women and men over the age of 18 who have reached their ideal weight, but still have excess fat. In addition, if you wish to undergo liposuction, you must be in good health, have a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle (no smoking or alcohol). It is also recommended to have a more or less firm skin, otherwise other surgeries can be considered. Ideally, you should also have fairly toned muscles. Note that in the Islamic religion, liposuction is not haram. It is accepted if it aims to remove a defect affecting the body.

What are the risks of liposuction?

Liposuction in Turkey is one of the least risky plastic surgery procedures. Even with general anesthesia, there are no significant side effects. Some swelling may occur during the healing process, but this does not last long. For better healing, it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle before, during and after the operation.

The formation of blood clots as well as allergies to certain products are the major risks of liposuction. Hence the need for a preoperative assessment to avoid all complications.

In addition, it should be noted that this plastic surgery is not recommended for people with a history of phlebitis or pulmonary embolism. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, weak immune system, hiv infection, poor circulation, … must undergo a medical analysis to determine the possibility of liposuction. This surgery is not recommended in case of chronic illness.

Istanbul, the world capital of liposuction

Liposuction is performed in many countries around the world. For satisfactory results, be sure to choose your plastic surgeon carefully. The best surgeon is known for his or her skills, experience and efficiency, in addition to their credentials. In Istanbul, Turkish surgeons are renowned all over the world. As Instagram shows so well, Turkey has the latest technologies in the field of plastic surgery.

In a plastic surgery clinic in Istanbul, you will be taken care of by experienced plastic surgeons. You will be accompanied throughout your stay in Istanbul and especially during your operation. From the first appointment to the post-operative consultation, you will be taken care of by the best.

Liposuction in Turkey: How is the operation performed?

Liposuction in Turkey is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country. It has a 95% success and satisfaction rate due in large part to the expertise of plastic surgeons and the quality of patient care. The before and after photos of liposuction in Turkey on Instagram makes no doubt about the skills of the surgeons in Istanbul.

Here is a video of a person who underwent liposuction 7 years ago. She will explain from her experience if the fat comes back after liposuction and if liposuction makes you lose weight. In addition, she will explain what the skin looks like after liposuction.

First contact and consultation

A liposuction operation in Turkey takes place in several stages. From the first contact with our clinic to your return to your home country after the operation. Rest assured, at each step, you will be accompanied by the english coordinator who will translate and tell you what to do.

First consultation

The first consultation is essential. It should provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision to undergo surgery. It will also determine the whole course of the operation. As a general rule, after the first consultation, you have a few days to think about it and to get over it.

This first consultation can be done directly in Istanbul or via a live interview with the plastic surgeon. During this appointment we will discuss in detail:

  • Your motivations
  • The objectives of the surgery
  • Your medical history to determine if the operation is feasible
  • The expected results
  • The medical treatments
  • The technique that will be used for the liposculpture itself,
  • The post-operative care
  • The possible complications

During this first interview, the surgeon will take some pictures in order to determine the appropriate technique and treatment.

Take advantage of this first consultation to ask all the questions you have about liposuction. It is also the right time to learn more and to settle on the expertise of the surgeon you have chosen. After this first consultation, you can always consider changing surgeons.

After careful consideration, if you decide to undergo liposuction in Turkey. A second consultation can be scheduled before the actual operation.

Tips for successful liposuction in Istanbul

During the second consultation, you will be asked to do some medical tests to assess your medical status.

A few days before a liposculpture, you will be asked to adopt a healthier lifestyle:

  • Stop using nicotine and alcohol
  • Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or anti-inflammatory herbal products.
  • Stop taking specific medical treatments other than those recommended for liposculpture.
  • A healthy and balanced diet
  • Regular and gentle physical activity

Course of the liposculpture operation in Istanbul

The liposuction operation is performed in a clinic in Istanbul. It is performed by an experienced and recognized plastic surgeon. You will be accompanied by a caring team that ensures that the operation goes smoothly. It is essential that the surgery takes place in the best conditions.

Duration of the operation

The operation is performed on an outpatient basis and can take from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the size of the treatment area. The larger the volume of fat that is aspirated, the more delicate and time-consuming the operation is. But don’t worry, you are in the hands of an expert surgeon who has performed liposuction operations thousands of times.

Type of anesthesia

Liposculpture can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the parts to be treated. For small areas and surfaces such as the knees and the double chin, local anesthesia is preferred. In all cases, a consultation with the anesthesiologist will take place 48 hours before the procedure.

Course of the surgery

To begin, the surgeon will make micro-incisions in the skin of the areas to be treated. He first targets the skin folds to make the scars invisible. Then, he will introduce foam cannulas that are perforated at their end with small holes. He will inject anesthesia followed by other products such as bicarbonate or adrenaline to prevent bleeding.

The cannulas will be connected to a closed circuit to suck out the fat. Depending on the technique chosen, the surgeon may use lasers or ultrasound. However, ultrasound is generally used as it is more effective and gentler on the skin. During a liposuction, the surgeon will suck out about 2 to 3 liters of fat and no more than 5 liters.

Once the fat is removed, the micro-incisions are sutured with absorbable sutures. They will dissolve by themselves after healing.

After the operation, you will remain under surveillance for one night at the clinic, the time of recovery, but also to reassure you that you will be taken care of quickly in case of vagal malaise. For example, if the operation takes place in the morning, you can leave the clinic at the end of the day, otherwise you will stay overnight for observation.

Before and after results of liposuction in Turkey

After the operation, the aspirated areas may show some swelling or bruising in the next 48 hours. It may take two weeks to a month for these to disappear completely. There are no specific treatments, it is simply advisable to take care of these areas with the greatest possible delicacy. Cleaning and maintenance according to the surgeon’s recommendations.

Before and after picture of a 360 liposuction in Istanbul

For the first few days, you can take painkillers to ease the pain. Rest is necessary if you feel unwell. The treated area may be sensitive for several weeks.

It is possible that the surgeon performs a drainage session to help the edema to reabsorb. But this is not always systematic.

As for the results of liposuction, they will take 1 to 6 months to be completely visible. This will depend on the area treated. For the stomach for example, it may take 1 month, for the arms about 2-3 months.

The result of a full liposuction is long lasting. However, as you gain weight, it is quite possible that stubborn fat will return. After liposuction, it is therefore recommended that you maintain your weight or at least not gain more than 5 kg.

Post-operative care

After surgery, compression bandages will be placed over the incisions during the healing process. You will also be required to wear compression stockings or garments to ensure better drainage under the skin in case of excessive blood or fluid accumulation.

Throughout the process, the surgeon will explain to you how to wear the bandages and compression garments to ensure better drainage and rapid healing. In general, compression garments should be worn for about 6 to 8 weeks depending on the healing process.

Precautions to take for better healing

In addition, for better healing, you will be asked to adopt a particular lifestyle during recovery. For example, you should not do any physical or sports activities or abrasive movements that can tear the sutures for 2 to 3 months. It is also recommended not to expose the scars to the sun and always treat the skin with care for 2 to 3 months.

The recovery period can last up to 2 weeks, but 7 days may be enough to resume a normal life while respecting the instructions mentioned above.

However, if you experience abnormal pain or have any doubts about the healing process, do not hesitate to contact your surgeon or the medical team. They will take care of you very quickly and advise you on what to do.

Prepare your stay in Turkey

Are you determined to take the liposuction plunge in Turkey? Prepare your trip to Istanbul! Here are some tips for the steps to take before considering liposculpture or vaser lipo in Turkey:

Choosing your surgeon for the best liposuction

The choice of surgeon is a step not to be taken lightly. It is the most important of all, because it is the choice of surgeon that will determine the success of your liposuction. As already mentioned above, it is worthwhile to consult several surgeons before deciding which one to choose. Our plastic surgeon is one of the most reputable in Istanbul. Choosing him will guarantee the success of your liposuction.

Preparing your trip

The preparation of the trip consists of determining the length of your stay in Turkey, the length of your leave, the type of stay you wish to make. In the case of liposuction in Turkey, you choose to do medical tourism. The duration of your stay is 5 to 7 days, but you can extend it as much as you wish. As for your convalescence leave, it lasts 10 to 15 days depending on the operation.

How is your aesthetic stay in Istanbul?

  • You will arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST). A private driver will be waiting for you in the lobby with a sign with your name on it.
  • He will drive you to your 4* hotel in a Mercedes Van (30 min drive). The hotel is located 2 minutes walk from the aesthetic clinic.
  • Appointment with the english coordinator and the surgeon to define your objectives. He will answer all your questions. The coordinator will translate.
  • Appointment on the second day to perform the liposuction. After the operation, you will stay one night at the clinic for observation.
  • You will then rest at your 4* hotel with the medication, creams and compression garment that the coordinator will give you.
  • On the sixth day, you will go to the clinic to remove the dressings and to do the last check-up with the surgeon, always in the presence of the coordinator.
  • The private driver will then take you to the airport for your return flight, and you will be able to enjoy your new body within 14 days.

How much does liposuction cost in Istanbul?

The cost of a liposuction in Istanbul, Turkey will depend on several parameters. First of all, the area to be treated: chin surgery will be cheap compared to tummy tuck. Secondly, it will also depend on the number of treatment areas and the technique used: lasers, ultrasound, classic suction. In addition, if additional treatments are considered, they will also be charged: abdominoplasty, Brazilian bbl lift, etc.

Finally, there are also the cheap all-inclusive packages that take care of the entire stay in Turkey: airfare, accommodation, medical appointments, surgery, cab costs, guide and translation, etc.

In total, it costs between 1400 and 2400 euros for a liposuction operation in Turkey. This is 70% less expensive than in France or other European countries. To obtain a precise price or an opinion from the specialist, ask for your personalized estimate. You will receive it within 24 hours in order to prepare your stay as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to write to us for a quote.


Choose the best liposuction clinic in Turkey to ensure a successful procedure. Look for information about the surgeon’s practice. There are several criteria to consider when making your choice:

  • Patients’ opinions and testimonials
  • Before and after photos
  • The date of the clinic’s creation
  • Accreditations of the clinic
  • Number of years of experience of the doctor
  • Specialty of the clinic and surgeons

If you are having trouble making a choice, we can assist you in making your intervention a success, and at a reduced rate. Our coordinator is english.



Leave us your contact information via the form. Our english coordinator will contact you by message via Whatsapp or email for a free pre-diagnosis of your body.

She will ask you for photos of the areas to be treated as well as your objectives, in order to obtain the opinion of the plastic surgeon.



If the surgeon is able to meet your goals and gives us the green light for your liposuction, we will send you a free, no-obligation personalized estimate.

And if you agree, we will organize everything for you:
Flight, Taxi, Hotel, Liposuction, Medication and especially a nice guided tour of Istanbul.

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We analyse your situation, your needs and expectations. And we estimate the budget needed for : Flight + Hotel + Taxi + Operation

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About the author

Émilie Gervais

My name is Emilie Gervais, I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and more than 15 years experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in conference organisation and project management. I have the ability to transfer complex medical and scientific concepts to diverse audiences through a variety of media, including the blog which serves as a forum for my writing.

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