Also known as liposculpture, liposuction reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This improves the contours of the body and its proportions.

Liposuction is recommended for the treatment of localized areas of fat, that despite good health and physical exercise, some people may still have with in certain areas. These areas may be due to genetic characteristics, the lack of weight control, or physical activity. Liposuction can be used to treat fat deposits in various parts of the body including thighs, arms, neck, waist, back, medial part of the knee, chest, and abdomen. It can be performed alone or associated with the facelift, breast reduction, or abdominoplasty.

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and not a substitute for physical exercise and good eating habits . Individuals with areas of localized fat in the body, with proper weight and exercise, are the best candidates for this procedure.