1. Lipo targets areas that exercise and diet don't touch As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to lose weight. If we exercise regularly and eat a healthy low calorie diet, we can get into a trim and fit shape. Some of us however have problem areas that resist diet and exercise and accumulate unwanted fat. Even when we have some success at losing weight, these areas don't seem to be affected. This is where the liposuction procedure can be used by a qualified plastic surgeon to remove this fat and contour our figures. 2. It is possible to regain the fat in the treated areas, however, it usually spreads out to other parts of your body A question often asked about the aftermath of the liposuction procedure is "can you gain the weight back in those areas?" The answer is yes, however, what generally happens is that the weight doesn't come back to the treated areas, but rather spreads out to other parts of the body. It is a good idea to make sure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle post liposuction treatment for this very reason. Gaining weight can have an impact on your sculpted figure, thereby nullifying the contoured results of the surgery. 3. The removal of the fat pockets around your abdomen can make you healthier Another beneficial aspect of liposuction surgery is one that goes beyond the apparent cosmetic value. Accumulated fat in the stomach area can be a precursor to some serious health issues, for instance, diabetes and heart disease. So it is a good idea to eliminate this unwanted fat by diet and exercise, or liposuction. 4. Lipo isn't a method to lose a significant amount of weight A lot of people get confused and think that liposuction is a way to treat obesity. This is not the case. For the procedure to be effective, you need to be close to your ideal weight. The procedure is designed to allow a plastic surgeon to literally sculpt your figure. If you are significantly overweight, you need to pursue a more conventional method for weight loss. 5. The procedure can be performed by a non plastic surgeon Liposuction surgery is often performed by physicians who are not plastic surgeons. This really isn't a good idea. It is a surgical procedure, and as such needs to be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Like any surgery, it has the potential for complications, and the way to minimize those complications is to make sure that the surgery is performed by a highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon. This will not only insure that the results are successful, but also that the surgery is safe.