Liposuction may be performed for body contouring. It is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing localized deposits of fatty tissue that do not respond to diet or exercise.

Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove unwanted deposits of fat from specific areas of the body, including the face and neck, upper arms, trunk, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs and knees, calves and ankles.

The best candidates for liposuction are individuals of relatively normal weight who have excess fat in particular body areas.