Liposuction is the procedure of removing extra fat from the body. It is also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo. It is a type of cosmetic surgery rather than a weight loss treatment. Liposuction breaks up the fat around the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck, or back and improves body contour. It usually can not be considered as a weight-loss procedure. However, people who are unable to get rid of fat through diet and exercise should consider undergoing liposuction.