Liposuction involves using narrow tubes (cannulas) to suck out areas of unwanted fat from under the skin.
The cannulas are introduced via very small incisions, so scarring is kept to a minimum. Liposuction works best on areas of stubborn fat that are hard to lose despite exercise and a healthy diet. It should not be thought of as a weight loss technique. Common areas to be treated by liposuction include the waist, hips, abdomen and thighs.