Liposuction isn’t typically considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight loss alternative. If you’re overweight, you’re likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise or through other procedures than you would with liposuction.

You may be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much body fat in specific spots but otherwise have a stable body weight. Also, to be a candidate for liposuction, you must be in a good health without conditions that would complicate surgery such as restricted blood flow, coronary artery disease, diabetes or a weak immune system.