Artistry of liposuction
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Liposuction is an outpatient surgical procedure that is used to remove unwanted body fat through tiny incisions. It uses a stainless-steel tube to ‘suck out fat’. Many people have stubborn areas of fat deposits around their upper and lower abdomen, hips, and thighs despite diet and exercise.

Liposuction is excellent for removal of localized fatty deposits and body contouring. It is not meant to be a treatment for obesity. The tiny incisions are generally hidden in the edge of the pubic area or in the belly button. Due to its safety and effectiveness, liposuction has become the most common cosmetic procedure performed by plastic surgeons today. It can be done awake or under general anesthesia and can be performed in combination with other procedures to yield incredible results.

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General or local


1 to 3.5 hours




7 to 14 days

Who is the good candidate for this procedure?

Though liposuction can be a very useful procedure to achieve specific goals, it should not be used as a weight-loss procedure, where diet and exercise is always the better option. The best candidates for this procedure are in generally good health and maintain a stable body weight. Common places for fat to accumulate is on the lower back, love handles, outer and inner thighs, abdomen and even the chin. Patients who wish to undergo liposuction should have an excess amount of fat in the desired treatment area. Liposuction can be done in some patients as a stand-alone procedure if their skin and body type permit. If there is also excess skin in the treatment area, a surgical excision or “lift” is performed at the same time.


Our Self-evaluation tool can help you decide if liposuction is the right procedure for you.

Procedure techniques & scars

Tumescent technique

Liposuction surgeries use long thin cannulas to suck out unwanted fat cells and smooth out areas that tend to accumulate a disproportionate amount of fat. Dr Mok uses the “tumescent technique” that involves injecting a large amount of fluid into the fatty area before performing the fat suction. This fluid contains saline, a blood loss reducing agent, and local anesthetic. By “wetting” the fat first, this allows easier fat removal, smoother contouring, elimination of pain, and reduction of bleeding, bruising, and swelling.

The surgical tools used for Liposuction are very thin. Meaning only small incision are needed. These incisions heal quite nicely, allowing patients to show off their new contours without anyone knowing they had surgery.

When are the results of liposuction procedure noticeable?

Some of the sculpting results of liposuction are noticeable immediately. However, it takes about three to five months for the final results to become actualized, as this is how long it takes for the body to heal completely and for any residual swelling to improve.


With a few simple steps, patients can prepare for an easier transition out of liposuction surgery. This involves preparing the home for comfortable rest and recovery and picking up any prescribed medications beforehand. Eating and hydrating properly as well as getting adequate amounts of sleep leading up to surgery will help prepare the body. On the day of the procedure, wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrange a ride home.

Liposuction does not provide skin tightening or cellulite reduction. The primary goal of this procedure is to shape and contour the body by reducing pockets of fat. If skin laxity and cellulite is of concern, we have non-surgical procedures in our office such as morpheus8 & bodytite.

Liposuction does not focus on the quality of the skin, but rather on removing fat. In most cases, the skin will naturally form to the new curves of the body.  Dr. Mok is an experienced plastic surgeon with many years of providing honest and beautiful results to patients. His experience allows him to envision patient results and create customized treatment plans. If excess skin is a concern for patients, a body lift or similar combined procedure may be recommended.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is not used to treat obesity. Patients should be at a stable body weight before their procedure. To provide body contouring effects, up to 5 litres of fat can be safely removed from the body.

The results of liposuction are visible right after surgery. Though liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body, the results of treatment are heavily dependent on lifestyle habits like eating and exercise. Healthy lifestyle habits will help patients maintain their results long term. It is possible however, to regain a considerable amount of weight after your procedure. New fat can return to the same problem areas.

Areas where there is excess fat can be treated with liposuction. Common areas include the chin, upper arms, abdomen, flanks, back, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.

Beautiful Results

Liposuction reduces and removes stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to traditional weight loss methods. It continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because of its ability to provide outstanding results with very little scarring. Contouring and reshaping the body improve one’s self-image and confidence by creating a slimmer, shapelier figure.

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