Liposuction is not intended as a surgery to help with weight loss – instead, it is actually often performed on people who are around an average weight. The procedure uses a specially designed pump or vacuum to break up fat cells beneath the surface of the skin and ‘suck’ them out. This means that it can be an effective way to shape, tone and contour specific body areas.
The fat removal procedure can be performed on many areas of the body, but is most popular on the stomach, hips, thighs and upper arms. Because your body shouldn’t replace the fat cells removed from these areas, liposuction is regarded as a long-lasting surgical solution for excess fat.