Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons. It is not a weight loss tool; it is used to remove fat from stubborn areas that are recalcitrant to exercise. The technique involves flooding fat tissues with solution that numbs the target site, and reduces bleeding. A suction apparatus is then used to remove fat from the body with little blood loss. The access sites leave scars that are less than a half-inch when healed.