If you are looking to enhance your body, shape and sculpt specific parts of the body that are vulnerable to excess fats, liposuction is the procedure that can help achieve the body that you want. During liposuction, tiny incisions are made around the specifically targeted areas of the body after which, the cannula that is connected to a suction tubing will be inserted into the incision to suction out the fat and contour your body. Like we have described previously, liposuction may not be the procedure for you. There are many alternatives when it comes to enhancing and sculpting the body. Liposuction is recommended if you have good skin tone, you are not overweight or obese, and you have realistic expectations. What happens if you do not meet the requirements for liposuction candidacy? Be assured, there are several surgical alternatives that can help you correct imperfections and improve your body. As an example, if you have lost a considerable amount of weight, have excessive skin and significant stretch marks as well as loose abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck would be the more appropriate procedure for you. In this surgical technique, an incision is made, the skin is detached from the abdomen, and the pockets of excess fats will be removed. This will be the first option whenever the patient has extremely slack and excessive skin since liposuction can only remove fat deposits through suction but not the loose skin. Other procedures that are viable alternatives for liposuction is a combination of liposuction and a tummy tuck. Most patients have different problems that are resolved by typically combining liposuction and a tummy tuck. In other words, if you have excessive skin, a tummy tuck can remove that. Combining it with liposuction will give the body a leaner, and a more graceful contour A consultation with your plastic surgeon will help determine if you are going to require liposuction, a tummy tuck or a combination of both procedures. Again, this will depend on your personal goals, skin tone, location of the fat deposits, to name a few. Undoubtedly, your surgeon will recommend the best body contouring procedure that can help you reach your goals.