Liposuction is a process by which fat and fat cells are removed by negative suction using multi-holed cannulas. It is performed through several 2-3mm incisions in an area of recognizable fat collection. Usually these areas on the body are those that seem to get larger first when gaining weight, and last to lose their size when losing weight. The results are a permanent loss of fat cells. That’s right, fat cells do no grow back! The number of fat cells in the body are permanently reduced by the procedure,but if we over-indulge (pig out) and gain weight, it will be stored in the body somewhere else preferentially where there are more fat cells available. After all fat cells are our storage organ for times of starvation and they can store almost an infinite amount. That is why there is a mistaken belief (urban legend) that liposuction does not work since the “fat returns”. It returns in other areas if we are gluttonous! Liposuction improves the body’s contour and that is why it works best on people who are at or near their appropriate body weight.