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.