Liposuction is a procedure that allows a surgeon to reshape most areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. At the same time, the procedure can improve your body contours, body proportion and provide you with a renewed self-image.  Liposuction is generally most effective for people who are at a stable weight but who may have localized fat deposits that do not improve with healthy eating habits or adequate physical activity. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss and not often recommended for people who have a considerable amount of weight to lose.