Liposuction is a powerful tool when a patient is at or close to his or her goal weight. If you are thinking about liposuction, I advise you to regard it as a "spot treatment" to refine and define a physique that is already fairly close to where you want it to be.
For those who are on weight loss journeys, one reasonable rule of thumb is to try to be within 15-20 pounds of your goal weight before considering liposuction. Once you get to that point, liposuction can be an excellent way to sculpt, define, and contour your body.
This patient was an already fit male who desired abdominal etching to achieve a fitter six-pack type of look. He was very happy with his result.