Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed
in the United States. Liposuction is a technique used to improve
a person's body contour by removing unwanted fat deposits from specific
areas of the body, including the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms,
abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. Liposuction
is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing
localized fat that does not respond to dieting and exercise. These
fat cells are permanently removed.
Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove
excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten
the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can significantly
reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.