Liposuction, also called liposhaping or liposculpturing, is intended to remove stubborn fat accumulated in certain parts of the body, which cannot be burned despite diet and exercise. In this surgical aesthetic procedure, these areas are shaped by sucking the stubborn fat tissues out of the body through perforated cannulas and a vacuum system. Stubborn fat deposits in various parts of the body, such as the abdomen, back, legs, arms, jowls, buttocks and hips, are eliminated performing the liposuction procedure.
Liposuction should not be performed for weight loss and cellulite treatment. Liposuction alone is not adequate for the treatment of patients with excess and sagging skin.