Liposuction thins and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion in the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, calves and ankles. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin. Ideal liposuction candidates are: healthy adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone who are nonsmokers. Liposuction is a easy recovery compared to most surgical procedures. It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate; your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop.