Did you know that in 2017, liposuction was one of the top five cosmetic plastic surgery procedures? It was ranked second on the list with more than250,000 procedures in 2017 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We all know stubborn fat can be more difficult to get rid of, especially around the abdomen, hips, or thighs. If diet and exercise isn’t working and you are looking for a different solution, you’ve come to the right place!

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a technique where fat is aspirated, or suctioned, out of the body using cannulas inserted through small incisions.  It is used to slim and reshape areas of the body through fat removal. “Lipo” can be a great solution for areas of unwanted fat and can be combined with other procedures to optimize results on specific areas of the body, for example:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Buttocks

Benefits of Liposuction

Often, liposuction is combined with other cosmetic procedures, like a tummy tuck, to improve results.  And, if you want, the fat removed during liposuction can be put to good use and repositioned to a more desirable location.  That is known as fat grafting or fat transfer. Common areas for fat transfer include the breasts and buttocks. Fat transfer to the breasts can eliminate the need for implants. Who wouldn’t want to reduce, reuse, recycle and use good fat for other parts of the body?

Candidates of Liposuction

Remember, beauty shouldn’t fit a mold and this procedure isn’t a solution for weight loss. In general, you may be a candidate if you are healthy with no medical conditions or life threatening illnesses. So, if you have stubborn fat or excess fat deposits on your body that don’t respond to diet and exercise, this may be the right procedure for you.


A board certified plastic surgeon will provide a personalized treatment plan for this procedure and also discuss the different options. For example, combining fat grafting with liposuction to provide a natural breast augmentation or for a curvier booty! Bring any questions you may have about this procedure to your consultation and don’t be shy! Dr. Aisha White specializes in patient treatment care, so you’re in great hands.