Generally the best candidate is someone with localized areas of protruding fat. These focused deformities have the most dramatic results. Patients who are slightly overweight can benefit from suction lipectomy. It is best to be at or near your normal weight. Liposuction is better as a fine refining tool after weight loss or for those areas that just will not go away. Good skin elasticity permits the tissue to shrink easily to your new contour. There are no absolute age limits for liposculpture.