What is Liposuction?


Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that helps sculpt the contours of your body. Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction also addresses problem areas of fat that keep returning.

Liposuction eliminates isolated pockets of fat in various areas of your body, including:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Arms

In liposuction, fat is prepared for removal and then suctioned away. The fat is permanently removed, although surrounding fat cells can still grow larger if you gain weight.

Liposuction works great to reduce those deposits of fat in those classic stubborn areas, such as so-called saddlebags around the hips and the thighs and the “Spare Tire” mid-section in men. If you want to flatten your entire abdominal area, you may want to consider a tummy tuck, possibly in conjunction with liposuction.

Liposuction provides the best results for people who are near their ideal weight and body shape. Liposuction is highly effective at removing pockets of fat, but is not a way to lose weight. If you lead an active lifestyle and eat well, liposuction can provide the final sculpting effect necessary to create defined, graceful body contours.

For liposuction in Scottsdale, and near Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona, please contact John J. Corey Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.