Liposuction or fat removal is a cosmetic surgery in which fat is removed from under the skin by vacuum suction. It is not permissible to carry out plastic surgery for the mere purpose of beautification. However, undergoing it to restore badly deformed body parts due to, for example, accidents is allowed only for therapeutic purposes.  

Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, states the following: Muslims are not allowed to change permanently or semi-permanently any of their physical appearence, and this includes cosmetic plastic surgery. Allah says in the Qur’an,(and surely I will command them and they will change Allah’s creation. Whoso chooseth Satan for a patron instead of Allah is verily a loser and his loss is manifest)  (An-Nisaa’ 4:119). Thus, changing the nature created by Allah is forbidden.

However, Muslims are also encouraged to be healthy and to seek medical help for their health problems. As such, plastic surgery for beautification per se is not allowed. But undergoing plastic surgery to restore badly deformed body parts (due to accident or burn) is allowed since it will try to restore the part to the original state and it is something done out of necessity and not vanity.

Liposuction, which is removal of body fats by surgical methods, is allowed only for therapeutic purposes, such as when the fat is too much that it endangers one’s life or endangers a pregnancy. But it should satisfy the following conditions:

1. That there are no other safer and cheaper methods to lose weight.

2.That the liposuction procedure itself has been agreed upon by credible doctors to be safe or with a very high chance of success.