What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical body contouring technique that removes localized fat deposits that are often resistant to diet or exercise. The thighs, hips, knees, and abdomen are the most frequently treated areas in women (Figure 1). The neck, arms, breasts, back, calves, and ankles are other sites less commonly treated. Liposuction is not intended for generalized weight reduction. Other terms such as liposculpture, micro-liposuction, and lipoplasty are synonymous with liposuction.