If you are more than 10+ pounds overweight, and have not demonstrated that you CAN lose weight, an accredited board certified surgeon should not be performing ANY liposuction surgery on you. I have had many obese and morbidly obese clients claiming "discrimination", as they were not considered ideal candidiates. They were not considered ideal (or even possible) candidates, as lipo is a refining procedure, not a weight loss measure. One must be within their ideal weight range, as well as within their BMI, and/or close to "the number". People are always looking for the quick fix as well as instant gratification (drive through windows, ATM's, supermarket deliveries, as well as plastic surgeries to correct a lifetime of woes (not all physical)). Many people substitute plastic surgery for unresolved mental health problems or unreasonable surgical desires. Lipo is not the answer to lose weight, or even tone. It is for those last COUPLE of stubborn pounds of CELLULITE (not necessarily fat), for those who are in shape.
Also, if an individual had no control or knowledge of how to eat and exercise prior to lipo he or she will be doomed to fail, as they will sabotage the results of their surgery. Be forewared ...an quick and easy fix is not always the permanent nor safe solution.