Your results after liposuction or another cosmetic procedure is dependent on some factors in your control and some that are not. Your surgeon's skill is not in your control, but the selection of your surgeon is. Look for someone with significant liposuction and body contouring experience and ask to see representative before and after photos. Ask them about their revision rate and revision policy. Your body type and skin condition will have an effect on the outcome but is outside your control. Ask your surgeon how far from the ideal candidate you are and how they will manage your anatomy. Infection can be reduced with the proper use of antibiotics around surgery, avoiding shaving the surgical site, per operative showers with hibiclens and reducing the risk of hypothermia during surgery. Ask your surgeon about the risk of a blood clot and how they will manage that risk. Avoid smoking. If you are diabetic, manage your blood sugar. Exercise, hydrate well, and prepare your home for the postoperative period. Best of luck!