Liposuction is an operation aimed at the removal of build-up of fat in various regions of the body such as the chin, stomach, flanks (love handles), hips, buttocks, outer thighs (saddlebags), inner thighs and knees. Through small incisions very fine cannulas are introduced to suck out the fat. Scarring is usually fairly minimal. When performed with care by your plastic surgeon this is a relatively safe and simple technique which can improve body shape if skin elasticity is good.
The operation is normally performed under a general anaesthetic.