Am I A Liposuction Candidate?


Sometimes your healthy habits do not quite result in the body shape you were hoping to attain, luckily help is on the way. Body contouring procedures like liposuction help to reduce and smooth your figure to put the lasting touches on your profile. The staff at Senza Aesthetic Medicine has a few tips to help you if you know that liposuction is the right choice for you.

The 411 On Liposuction

Liposuction gets rid of isolated deposits of fat from specific areas of the body. The procedure uses a small cannula that is inserted directly into the fat through a tiny incision. The cannula gently removes fat cells from the body, making a smoother contour in the process.


Generally, most clinics offer different liposuction techniques, including:

  • Liposculpture - uses the technique mentioned above, with precision that allows for sculpting smaller areas of the body and produce smoother, more natural results.
  • Laser Lipo - combines standard liposuction approach with laser energy that heats and liquefies fat cells before removal for less trauma to the treatment area
  • Lipo Decoration - takes liposculpture to the next level by carefully taking out fat between the abdominal muscles to create a "washboard" look to the ab area.


With multiple techniques being available today, surgeons can tailor all liposuction procedures to the specific issues and desired outcome for each of our patients. To find out if liposuction is right for you, consider these questions:

What Do You Wish to Trim

You can address almost any area of the body with liposuction, including:


  • Upper and lower back
  • Upper arms
  • Behind the knees
  • Under the chin and neck
  • Abdomen and midsection
  • Hips and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs


The variety of techniques ensures that no matter which area you would like to slim down and contour, there is a liposuction procedure available for you.

How Much Fat Do You Wish To Get Rid Of?

The sole goal of liposuction is not weight loss, but to sculpt the body. It is typically recommended for patients that are a healthy weight, but have stubborn areas or fat you have not been able to eliminate. Your doctor will discuss your concerns and goals to help you decide whether liposuction is the right solution for you.

Liposuction Timeline

Liposuction, being a minimally-invasive surgical procedure, can usually be performed under local anesthesia in one to two hours. It will most likely take you a few days post procedure before you are ready to return to your normal schedule. It is important to take that recovery period off to give your body enough time to fully heal.

Liposuction Expectations

Liposuction will not give you a new body, but it is going to offer dramatic results in the problem areas you have not been able to lose on your own. The results will also be lasting as long as a healthy weight is maintained post surgery, therefore it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to keep those results.


For patients that go into liposuction surgery with realistic objectives and a commitment to maintaining their results, this procedure can be highly satisfying. If there are uncooperative areas of fat you are not happy with at the moment, liposuction could help you get the contoured body you’ve always wanted.


To learn more about your choices in liposuction or find out if the procedure is right for you, contact Senza Aesthetic Medicine today at (909) 793-3563.