Thanks for your question. In an attempt to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body contour, people resort to liposuction to try and get rid of pockets of excess fat. This is typically in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and other areas of the body. This procedure allows figure improvement through precise targeting and removal of isolated deposits of fat. The procedure may be performed under general, regional or local anaesthesia. It involves using a cannula and negative pressure to suck out fat. There is a vetting process done by a qualified plastic surgeon before patients undergo liposuction. Ideal candidates are over 18, are in excellent health, within 25 pounds of ideal body weight, and that have fat deposits that have not been addressed by diet or exercise. Some complications that can arise from liposuction are bruising, swelling, scars, pain, numbness, post-operative weight gain and limited mobility.