Liposuction is designed to permanently remove fatty tissue in isolated areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. It is a very common and popular procedure, especially in the hips, thighs, abdomen, knees, ankles, and neck. It is most successful when performed on people with good skin tone who have isolated fatty deposits. This is not an option for treating obesity.
Physical condition, genetic makeup, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, and skin elasticity are all major factors in the success of liposuction. Should weight gain occur after the procedure, it will be deposited into untreated areas, as liposuction is permanent. If the weight gain is significant, you may notice rippling in the treated areas.