Liposuction, is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and "sucks" fat from various possible parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves and back. Patients who undergo liposuction generally have a stable body weight, but would like to remove resistant fat in specific parts of the body. It is not an overall weight-loss method - it is not a treatment for obesity. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, dimples or stretch marks. The aim is esthetic - the patient wishes to change and enhance the contour of his/her body. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body. It can alter the shape of a body. However, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the results. "Liposuction is about how much fat we leave, without causing the skin to fall. It is never about how much we took out."