Liposuction, or body sculpting, as it is sometimes called, is a frequently performed and requested procedure ands gives excellent results when designed with specific treatment areas in mind. The technique remove unwanted fat deposit from areas of the body that are resistant to moderate exercise and appropriate diet. Many of us have spot areas that have always been a problem, even at or near our ideal weight. This is probably determined to a great extent by our genetics, and most commonly involves the abdomen, hips, thighs, and knees for women, and the "lovehandle" area, abdomen, and chest for men. Other areas that respond nicely are the region under the chin, and sometimes the upper arm region. Multiple areas may be treated at the same setting.
One of the remarkable things about liposuction is that the fat cells that are removed cannot regenerate, so the treated areas are permanently recontoured. Generalized weight gain could still occur with a drastic change in diet or exercise but patients do not complain of the stubborn bulges recurring. In my practice this procedure seems to be a motivating force to stay fit and healthy because the real problem areas have been dramatically improved.