Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery used to remove pockets of excess fat and is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Liposuction is intended only for body contouring, not as a mean for weight reduction. It is used for medical procedures, including reducing men’s breast size and removal of Lipoma tumors.
During liposuction, body fat is removed from under the skin with the use of vacuum suction—either with a hollow pen-like instrument called a "canula," or an ultrasonic probe that breaks fat up into small pieces and then removes it. While physicians may perform liposuction on the abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, buttocks, back, neck, or face, it has never been cleared for use on the neck or face.