Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeons and is used to remove fatty deposits from areas of the body which have not responded to attempts at weight loss and exercise.

While liposuction is never an alternative to losing weight or exercising, it can be a wonderful complement for areas for which weight loss and exercise have not corrected them to an acceptable level.

Liposuction can be performed on most anywhere on the human body where there are fat deposits. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most popular liposuction options available to you today:

Facial Liposuction

If you have a lot of fat around your eyes, in your cheeks or in your chin area, liposuction can be done to remove it. Oftentimes, liposuction is part of an eye lift or face lift. In addition it can be used to remove a double chin which has been caused by aging, especially in men.

Chest Liposuction

Liposuction procedures of the chest are commonly performed on men. Often men have excess fat on their chest area, especially as they age, which exercise and diet alone cannot remove.

Once a man is down to his ideal weight and is exercising regularly with a nice muscle build-up, liposuction can remove the excess fat and greatly improve the look of his chest area.

Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction can be used to remove those stubborn fat deposits which cannot be worked off though abdominal exercises. Once a man or a woman has done all they can for the area through exercise and diet, a bit of liposuction can make a world of difference in how the abdominal area looks.

Back and Side Liposuction

One thing that comes with age is fat deposits on the back and sides of your body. While many areas of the body can be exercised well, the back and “love handle” areas are two which are had to control through exercise alone. Removal of love handles and back fat are two of the most popular liposuction procedures performed today.

Arm Liposuction

As we age, especially women, our upper arms can begin to become loose and floppy. Liposuction can help to reduce the fat in this area quiet well and extra procedures can assist in removing the excess skin of the area to being arms back to their youthful appearance of the past.

Buttocks Liposuction

Once the buttocks have been worked regularly through exercise, and your ideal weight has been reached through a proper diet, liposuction of the buttock region can be used to remove cellulite and other stubborn fat deposits.

Leg and Knee Liposuction

One of the most common places to have liposuction today is on the inner thighs and knees. Fat deposits on the inner thighs can be particularly stubborn and to really get a good contour on the body, liposuction can be used to remove that fat. In addition, as we age we often collect fat on our knee area. Liposuction can remove knee fat and help your legs to look much slimmer and better shaped.

As you can clearly see, liposuction can be performed on many areas of the human body. To decide if liposuction is right for you, schedule a consultation appointment with a Board Certified plastic surgeon in your area.