Liposuction Malaga


Say goodbye to fat and achieve your desired figure

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a highly popular cosmetic procedure designed to target and eliminate localized fat in specific areas of your body.

Dr. Maribel Ruiz, a specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, performs liposuction procedures in Málaga, expertly reshaping your contours and enhancing your aesthetic appearance.

Below, we showcase some before-and-after examples of liposuction procedures skillfully performed by Dr. Maribel Ruiz Ruiz:

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Before and After Liposuction Procedures

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About Dr. Ruiz Ruiz

At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery located in Malaga and Benalmadena, Dr. Ruiz Ruiz specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the body.

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The duration of the procedure depends on the which part of the body is being worked on and can range from 1 to 4 hours. After surgery, we recommend spending the night in the hospital for added peace of mind, although it’s not essential.

Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but generally, you can return to your daily activities the day after the procedure, although we advise a period of rest of 2 to 3 days.

Following surgery, you’ll wear an elasticated girdle for a few weeks to minimize swelling. Dr. Ruiz will prescribe the necessary medications and antibiotics to ease discomfort and prevent infections.

Stitches either dissolve on their own or are removed 7 to 10 days after the procedure, and the resulting scars are minimal. Dr. Maribel Ruiz will provide guidance on postoperative care to ensure they heal optimally.

after before liposuction

The cost of liposuction varies depending on which part of the body being treated. For smaller areas, prices start from €1,950. Once you have been assessed by Dr. Maribel Ruiz, we’ll provide you with a detailed fully inclusive quote including the fees of our entire medical team, the surgery and materials and medications.

Ask about our payment plans, offering a convenient way to pay over up to two years.

Your liposuction procedure will be carried out in a first class hospital in Málaga or the Costa del Sol. These state-of-the-art operating rooms boast dedicated facilities, fully equipped to handle even the most intricate surgical procedures. Furthermore, they feature the latest technological advancements managed by highly skilled professionals.

Liposuction is performed using a cannula (tube) or microcannula to extract fat from beneath the skin’s surface. This procedure should only be undertaken by a qualified professional like Dr. Maribel Ruiz.

Scarring is minimal, as the incisions made with the scalpel are just 2 to 3 millimeters in size.

The tiny scar can be treated with creams or silicone patches to further reduce the visibility, however they are normally nearly imposible to see.

The ideal candidate is someone of normal weight but has excess fat in specific areas of the body. Despite maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen, these stubborn fat pockets remain a concern.

The candidate’s overall health and any existing medical conditions should also be taken into account. Liposuction is not recommended for pregnant individuals, overweight patients, or for older patients because with older patient, the skin does not naturally re-adapt, requiring additional surgery to solve the problem of loose or excess skin.

Dr. Maribel Ruiz conducts a thorough assessment of the patient’s surgical needs and expectations to ensure that the liposuction proceedure achieves a realistic, achievable outcome.

Liposuction gives you a significant physical transformation, enhancing the your contours, silhouette and overall body shape and, for many patients, it also improves mobility and reduces the risk of heart-related conditions.

Aside from the physical aspect, it boosts confidence, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. Patients often embrace a healthier lifestyle, not only in terms of nutrition but also daily activity, helping them maintain the results of their liposuction.

Abdomen and Waist:

As people age, the waist and abdomen tend to accumulate stubborn localized fat that can be effectively removed with liposuction. In cases where the skin is loose and sagging, we recommend considering a tummy tuck.

Chin, Cheeks, and Neck:

Liposuction in the upper neck area can slenderize the jawline, reduce a double chin, and enhance the overall youthful appearance.

Thighs, Knees, Calves, and Ankles:

Liposuction in these areas can create a slimmer leg profile, depending on factors such as morphology, genetics, skin elasticity, and the amount of fat that can be safely removed. It is typically more effective in the upper thigh, inner thigh, and outer thigh regions.


For women concerned about scarring resulting from breast reduction surgery, liposuction can be an alternative. It removes excess fat, contributing to a more slender silhouette without visible scars in subtle and gentle reshaping.

Back and Bra Line:

Sometimes, bras can create uncomfortable ‘rolls’ above and below the line, and liposuction provide a perfect solution to this.

Upper Arms:

Excess fat in the upper arms can be addressed with liposuction. However, not all patients are suitable candidates because significant weight loss can lead to loose skin that should be addressed beforehand. Additionally, liposuction of the upper arms tends to be more effective in the upper arm.

Hips and Buttocks (glutes):

The hips and buttocks are common areas for fat accumulation in women. Liposuction can eliminate this fat, providing patients with a more natural and aesthetic contour.

Liposuction ranks among the world’s most commonly performed procedures, and its associated risks are exceedingly low.

Complications are very unusual; however, the potential ones are: unsatisfactory results, infection, changes in skin sensitivity, bleeding, or unusual scarring.

The ideal candidates having liposuction at Dr. Maribel Ruiz’s clinic are those who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly but struggle to eliminate localized fat. The procedure is carried out using specialized cannulas and a suction machine, using the ‘tumescent liposuction’ technique. First, the relevant areas of the body are prepared, and the patient receives general anesthesia for comfort. Then, Dr. Maribel Ruiz makes small incisions to insert the cannula, followed by the injection of a medical solution to prevent bleeding and reduce bruising. Once the solution takes effect, the fat is loosened and extracted through a tube connected to a vacuum pump. Multiple incisions may be made depending on the areas to be treated, and even the same area may be approached from various angles to enhance the effectiveness of liposuction. Normally, the incisions are closed with surgical stitches.

Yes, it is common to combine Liposuction with procedures such as Abdominoplasty, Brachioplasty, or breast augmentation. This approach optimizes operating room time, anesthesia, personnel, and significantly reduces expenses: one consultation, one procedure, one post-operative period.

No, the patient will be under sedation and won’t feel any discomfort. The fat removal process occurs after the injection of fluids that facilitate fat detachment, making it a gentle treatment. As a result, the body doesn’t perceive it as an aggression, leading to a less painful post-operative experience with reduced discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Any occasional discomfort that may arise after liposuction is entirely normal, as the patient has undergone surgery.

The fat is permanently removed. Liposuction eliminates a significant number of fat cells that will not return, but to maintain its effects, one must maintain a healthy diet and engage in physical activity. Liposuction does not guarantee that a patient won’t gain weight or accumulate fat again.

The goal of Liposuction is not weight loss but rather addressing problematic areas of localized fat that do not respond to physical activity or diet.

There are safety limits, and it is not recommended to suction in excess of 4 liters of fat. The extraction of fat disrupts the body’s fluid balance, so if there are remaining areas after reaching the recommended maximum in a liposuction, additional treatments can be performed approximately two months later.

The patient should wait for the inflammation to subside and the skin to tighten. The final result will be noticeable between 1 and 3 months after the procedure, provided there is no significant weight gain.

Although there are no differences between the two concepts, Liposculpture refers to the shaping aspect of Liposuction, where the suctioned fat is transferred to other parts of the body. In other words, it sculpts the body by removing fat from one area and placing it in another.

Bachelor's Degree

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malaga since 1993 and Doctor "cum laude" since 1997.


Member No. 733 belonging to Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.

Medical License

Doctor with medical license nº 7.058 of the College of Doctors of Malaga.

About the doctor
Dr. Ruiz Ruiz

Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz Ruiz is one of the leading specialists in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures on the Costa del Sol. She has more than 20 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures. She is a member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.

If you live in Malaga or the Costa del Sol area and are interested in a breast lift (mastopexy) please contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

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