What Is 360 Liposuction?

A 360-degree liposuction involves removing fat from the waist by going 360 degrees around it. For this reason, it’s also known as circumferential liposuction. 

In addition to removing fat from the body, this surgery contours the waist to create an hourglass figure. That’s why it’s quite popular. 

However, there are certain limitations to what this surgical procedure can do. And in some cases, patients also need to combine 360 lipo with other surgeries to get the best results. 

In this guide, we’ll explore what 360 liposuction is, how it’s different from traditional liposuction, and what it can do for you. 

What Is 360 Liposuction?

360 liposuction helps remove stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat from the back and front of the entire trunk. 

The surgery also aims to achieve a better body definition by targeting multiple areas at the same time. This way, you can enjoy more dramatic results. 

Additionally, this surgery is suitable for you if you’re seeking a flatter midsection with a more noticeable waistline curve.

Before and after 360 liposuction
Before and after 360 liposuction

Still, to get 360 liposuction, you need to be close to your ideal body weight (less than 30 BMI). 

That’s because Lipo 360 is not for weight loss, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise. You need to have realistic expectations when getting this surgery. 

Having good skin elasticity is also important for preventing loose, hanging skin afterwards. Your surgeon may recommend combining 360 liposuction with a tummy tuck if this is an issue.

The term 360 liposuction is sometimes mistaken for full-body liposuction (because of the “360°”). However, you need to keep in mind that it’s only for the midsection. 

If you want to target areas outside of that, you’ll probably need to schedule another treatment session. The reason is that typically 3-4 areas are treated in one liposuction surgery. And 360 lipo alone targets 4 areas. 

How Does 360 Liposuction Surgery Work?

360 liposuction uses Vaser to target the full circumference of the midsection. Ultrasonic frequencies break down fat cells, which are suctioned with a cannula. 

For Vaser liposuction, the anaesthesia (general or local with sedation) is given first. Following that, the tumescent fluid is injected into the target areas. 

Using ultrasound probes, the fat is then ruptured, and a vacuum is used to remove it from the body. This fat is either thrown away or cleaned for transfer to other parts of the body (BBL, breast augmentation or facial rejuvenation). 

Once this fat is removed, it won’t come back, so the results of this procedure are permanent. But it depends on whether or not you maintain a stable body weight.

As far as the surgical time is concerned, since this procedure targets multiple areas of the body, it can take around 3-4 hours or even longer. It is usually outpatient. 

What Areas Can 360 Liposuction Target?

A 360 liposuction is used to target the following areas: 

These are all treated in the same surgical session.

Back 360 lipo
360 liposuction can get rid of the love handles on the back

What To Expect After 360 Liposuction?

Keep in mind that soon after the 360 lipo, you might experience: 

  • Swelling 
  • Pain 
  • Numbness
  • Soreness 
  • Redness 
  • Bruising

However, these should subside after some time (days to months). Also, you’ll have small (2-3 mm) scars from the surgery, but they fade with time. 

How Long Does It Take To Recover From 360 Liposuction? 

360 liposuction may have a downtime of 1 to 2 weeks. 

While you may be able to get back to work after that, you will have to avoid any vigorous physical activity for longer than that (usually a month).  

Meanwhile, your doctor will prescribe medications to manage the post-op side effects. It can include painkillers, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics.  

Other than that, you’ll be given a compression garment to wear for a few weeks. It also provides support during recovery while reducing the risk of certain complications.   

To see your final results, you will have to wait for at least 3-6 months. Here are the results of our patient, 3 months after their recovery:

Abdomen 360 lipo
Before and after 360 liposuction (front view)
Love handles 360 lipo (1)
Before and after 360 liposuction (side view)

What Is The Difference Between 360 Liposuction And Traditional Liposuction?

Between traditional and 360 liposuction, the main difference is the areas being targeted. However, let’s take a closer look at how the two procedures differ from each other. 

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction uses a cannula and suction device to break down and remove fat cells. It can be used to target as many as 8 areas of the body, including the: 

  • Abdomen 
  • Back 
  • Thighs
  • Face
  • Hips 
  • Waist 
  • Chest 
  • Arms 

However, these aren’t all targeted simultaneously. People usually desire subcutaneous fat removal in a particular area as opposed to an entire set. 

For that reason, its surgical time is also shorter – somewhere between 1 hour and 2 hours. 

In the UK, traditional liposuction in 1 area can cost you around £3,500. But the same will cost around  £1,500 in Turkey. 

360 Liposuction

In contrast to traditional liposuction, Lipo 360 addresses the entire midsection (not just one area in it). 

Also, it focuses on contouring the body as well as getting rid of the fat cells. Therefore, its results are more dramatic and cosmetically attractive. 

While its surgical time is longer, it will allow you to recover from multiple liposuctions simultaneously. Of course, this can be more convenient and time-saving. 

But as far as the cost is concerned, it’s going to be more expensive because of the number of areas involved. 

In the UK, it’s usually around £7,000. However, for a 360 liposuction Turkey, the price usually varies from £2,000 to £4,000. 


Here’s a summary of the differences between traditional and 360 liposuction: 

Traditional Liposuction 360 Liposuction 
Procedure Cannula and suction break down and remove fat cells from the body Ultrasound breaks down fat which is then suctioned out 
Target Areas Abdomen, back, thighs, face, hips, waist, chest, and arms Abdomen, flanks, and lower back
Treatment Goal Remove fat Remove fat and contour the midsection 
Surgical Time 30 mins to 2 hours 3-5 hours 
Cost UK: £3,500/1 area
Turkey: £1,500/1 area
UK: £7,000
Turkey: £2,000 – £4,000

The Risks With 360 Liposuction

Like every surgical procedure, 360 liposuction carries certain risks. These can include: 

It’s possible to reduce the risk of these complications by finding an experienced surgeon and following your aftercare instructions. 

The Cost Of 360 Liposuction 

In the UK, the average cost of 360 liposuction is around £7,000. Since it’s a cosmetic surgery, you cannot get it on the NHS. It’s only available privately. 

There the price of this procedure can vary depending on the location of the clinic, the experience of your surgeon, the type of anaesthesia, and the surgical extent. 

Consultation, medication, and follow-ups can cost you a few more hundred pounds. 

In contrast, an all-inclusive treatment plan for Lipo 360 usually costs around £2,500 in Turkey. It’s around 2-5 times cheaper because of the currency exchange rate and low cost of living. 

Consider 360 Liposuction With Longevita

Having offered cosmetic surgeries for over 10 years, Longevita has a portfolio of experienced plastic surgeons

Our ISAPS-certified liposuction specialist has been performing cosmetic surgery for over 30 years. Therefore, you can trust us to provide you with excellent results according to your goals and expectations. 

All the procedures are carried out in the Ministry of Health registered state-of-the-facilities, so you’ll be well taken care of. 

If you have any questions or want our surgeons to prepare a free customised treatment plan for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Reviewed and Approved by Prof Dr Fuat Yuksel


How many pounds/kilos can Lipo 360 remove?

Lipo 360 is not a weight loss procedure. At most, it can get rid of 6 litres of fat from the body. However, it can also be as low as 2 litres. It depends on the patient

What is the recovery time for 360 liposuction?

The recovery time for 360 liposuction is usually around 1-2 weeks. Patients can usually resume their normal activities after about a month.

Is 360 liposuction painful?

360 liposuction is performed under anaesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the surgery, even if you’re awake. Afterwards, you will be given painkillers to manage the pain.

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