Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat deposits by sucking them out of the body. This procedure is done through a few small incisions. Fat is sucked out from these small incisions. After birth, we have a fixed number of fat cells in our body. If we gain weight, these fat cells get larger. They do not increase in number. Liposuction removes fat cells. If you gain weight after liposuction, the remaining fat cells can enlarge, but since there are fewer cells in the operated area, the fat deposits do not recur. Skin is not removed in liposuction. Sometimes skin is very elastic and can tighten after liposuction. If your skin is very loose, sometimes skin may need to be removed afterwards to tighten it. For example, in a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed. Liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure, but is best for isolated fat deposits. It is used to contour the body. It does not improve skin texture or cellulite.
Liposuction can be used to remove fat from many different areas. Typically, liposuction is used to remove fat from the chin, neck, armpits, sides of the chest, male breast, abdomen, arms, legs, and hips.
Below are some before and after photos for comparison.