Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat in areas where the patient desires a smoother, slimmer shape or better proportion.
Liposuction surgery is typically performed under the chin, on the hips, thighs, abdomen, and in the under arm and breast areas. In women, the single most frequently treated areas are the outer thighs, followed by the abdomen.
Men usually have liposuction performed under the chin and around the waist or in the reduction of enlarged male breasts.
Generally, people of normal weight who have localized areas of protruding fat achieve the most desired results from liposuction surgery. However, persons who are slightly overweight can also benefit.