Liposuction, or lipectomy, is one of the most popular body contouring procedures in both Europe and the United States. It is designed to remove areas of fat under the skin that has proven to be diet-resistant. Liposuction should not be used as a method of weight reduction but should instead be considered as a method of contouring a body that is already in good shape but needs some help with some resistant fat. Liposuction is most often performed on womens hips and thighs and mens love handles. It can also be used to remove fat from the face and under the chin and to reduce the fat in the belly when the abdomen is only slightly protruded.