Liposuction can help sculpt your body by removing fat from specific areas. The procedure is intended to treat pockets of fat, not to remove fat from large, overall areas. It is important to note, liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. It does not usually improve rippling on the skin surface, and is not a way to treat cellulite. However, for those looking to sculpt the body, you can see results immediately following the procedure, and the results are permanent.


Liposuction may be performed on multiple areas of the body during a single procedure. Liposuction is usually effective on areas such as the cheeks, jowls, neck, upper arms, breast or chest area, back, abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, inner knee, calves, and ankles.

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