Most of us have areas of our body that we wish would be a different contour or smaller in size, and no matter how healthy we eat or how consistently we exercise, we can’t seem to make any significant improvements. For some of us, these small pockets of fat may negatively affect our confidence and body satisfaction. If that sounds familiar to you, liposuction could be the solution.

The modern liposuction procedure dates back to 1974, though the surgery has seen innovations and improvements throughout the past 40-plus years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is the single most common plastic surgery procedure in the U.S., with more than 400,000 liposuction procedures being performed each year.

When you see the results of expertly performed liposuction, it’s easy to see why the procedure is so popular. This minimally invasive treatment removes unwanted fat from almost any area of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, chin, hips, knees, neck, thighs, upper arms, and chest (for example to treat gynecomastia in male patients). The result is improvements in overall body contours.*

Liposuction can be a standalone procedure, but it also can be done in combination with another cosmetic procedure, such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, face-lift, mommy makeover, neck lift, or Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).


    This body-contouring technique is not meant as a weight-loss treatment, despite targeting fat throughout the body. In fact, Dr. David Sieber does not recommend liposuction for individuals who are more than 10-15 pounds from their ideal weight.

    Instead, this procedure is most effective for healthy individuals close to their target weight. It is intended to re-contour areas with small amounts of unwanted bulk to be more refined and in proportion to the rest of the person’s body.

    Liposuction remains the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. While the areas of the body targeted may slightly differ between the sexes, both genders frequently target the abdomen and flanks. Men may be more likely than women to focus on the love handles and chest, while women are more likely than men to focus on their arms and abdomen.


    • 1.More contoured, slender appearance
    • 2.Definition of neck and jawline
    • 3.Aesthetic balance of arms and thighs
    • 4.Removal of fatty deposits resistant to diet and exercise
    • 5.Smooth shape of abdomen, waist, hips, and flanks
    • 6.Treatment of gynecomastia in male patients


    During your consultation, Dr. Sieber will discuss with you which areas on your body you want to target and will take time to understand what your ideal aesthetic outcome is. He will advise you on what is achievable with the liposuction procedure and will develop a surgical plan for reshaping and contouring those areas to create the outward appearance you desire.

    On the day of your procedure, Dr. Sieber will make markings on your body using a special pen. These markings will be a guide for where the body will be contoured. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Sieber will make a series of small incisions in the areas that will be treated.

    Once the incisions are made, fluid is placed through the openings to numb the area and make removal of the fat easier. Fat removal is then done using a narrow, blunt-tipped tube called a cannula which is attached to a vacuum that sucks the fat and fluids out of the body. Sometimes, only one area is targeted, but oftentimes several areas of the body will be liposuctioned to create balance and achieve the best aesthetic outcome.

    Dr. Sieber will closely monitor exactly how much fat is being removed to achieve the shape and contour you desire. Once Dr. Sieber has completed the liposuction, the cannula is taken out and the incisions are closed with sutures that will be removed in the office one week after your surgery.*


    Q:Is liposuction meant for weight loss?

    A:Liposuction is not a procedure designed for weight loss. It’s a body-contouring procedure to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Despite the fact that the procedure targets pockets of fat, most patients do not lose significant amounts of weight from this procedure.

    Q: Are overweight individuals good candidates for liposuction?

    A: For individuals who are slightly overweight (within 5-10 pounds of their ideal weight), liposuction can help in smoothing out certain areas of the body that don’t respond to regular exercise or healthy eating. However, those who are more than 10-15 pounds overweight are not ideal liposuction candidates, and they should consider attempting to lose additional weight before seeking liposuction.

    Q: What happens to the extra skin after liposuction?

    A: The amount of skin contraction that occurs after liposuction depends on the age of the patient and the condition of their skin. Those with firm healthy skin with no stretch marks may see adequate contraction in their skin. Those with skin that is thin, sun damaged and/or with stretch marks may notice that their skin looks deflated and loose after surgery. Dr. Sieber will assess the condition of your skin to determine whether liposuction is the ideal procedure or if it’s recommended to add an additional procedure to remove or shape excess skin.

    Q: What areas of my body can be improved with liposuction?*

    A: Virtually any area of the body with stubborn fatty deposits can be reshaped and contoured through liposuction, but the most commonly liposuctioned areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, chest, neck, and love handles..