Liposuction is a procedure to remove exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device to recontour one or more areas of the body. There are several types of Suction Assisted Lipectomy (SAL) used to liquify or "melt" the fat. Common locations for liposuction include abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, neck, and upper arms.It can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients will not be improved by liposuction alone.
The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by fat deposits that won't respond to diet or exercise.