Removing fat from the stomach and transforming it to another area of the body
Fatwa No: 96436

  • Fatwa Date:29-5-2007 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 13, 1428
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Question

Assalamualykum. Is it permissiable for a women to have some excessive fat removed from one area of her body such as the stomach and have this fat transfered to another area of her body such as the buttocks area (bottom) to make it more fuller especially if it is small or flat? Also, can a person have liposuction on their face to remove excessive fat because of weight gain through medication? Jazak'Allahukhairan

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

If removing fat from the stomach and transferring it to another part of the body, like the buttocks, requires a surgical operation, then this is not permissible for two reasons:

1-    It is forbidden to undergo a surgical operation for the purpose of beautification except in case of aberrant deformation or to replace a loss [in a part of the body] caused by a road accident or any other accident.

2-    This kind of operation requires one to disclose the 'Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in Islam) and even one’s private parts, and it is not permissible to voluntarily expose one's 'Awrah except between spouses.

Allaah Knows best.

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