Liposuction Specialist

Suzie Kuhnen, DO -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Suzie Kuhnen, DO

Central Iowa’s only Female Plastic Surgeon in West Des Moines, IA

If stubborn areas of fat are keeping you from your body goals, it’s time to ask Suzie Kuhnen, DO, about liposuction. At Iowa Specialty Surgeons in West Des Moines, Iowa, she offers this procedure to remove unwanted fat and contour targeted body areas, helping you feel confident in your skin. To learn more about liposuction, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

During liposuction, Dr. Kuhnen makes a small incision in an area where you have excess fat, then uses suction to remove fat from the area. 

However, Dr. Kuhnen does much more than just remove fat from that specific area. She also reshapes the area, contouring it so you can get ideal results from your procedure. Your skin then molds itself to the new contours, helping you look your best. 

Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. Instead, it’s ideal for addressing problem areas of excess fat when you’ve already reached a stable weight.  

What areas can liposuction treat?

Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from virtually any problem area on your body. Dr. Kuhnen uses it to slim and smooth the:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Neck


If you have a stubborn area of fat that’s getting in the way of your body goals, liposuction could be right for you. 

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

There are a few key things that make you a good candidate for liposuction:

No preexisting health conditions

Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, it’s important that you be in good health. Dr. Kuhnen doesn’t recommend it for those with a heightened likelihood of complications during surgery. If you have blood flow issues or a weak immune system, for example, you may not be a candidate. 

Stable weight 

Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss. Instead, Dr. Kuhnen offers this treatment to patients who are at a stable weight but have problem areas of excess fat they just can’t seem to lose. 

Healthy skin

After your procedure, your skin molds to the contours that Dr. Kuhnen creates after removing excess fat. Healthy, elastic skin will give you smooth, tight results. Thin, rigid skin can leave the area looking saggy. Dr. Kuhnen primarily recommends liposuction to patients with toned, healthy skin. 

If you sound like a good candidate for liposuction and you want to learn more about what this procedure can do for you, call Iowa Specialty Surgeons or book a visit to the office online today.