One of the common problems many people face is the development of stubborn fat pockets in localized areas of the body. Fat deposits in any area of the body can affect your overall body profile and definition in negative ways. The fat pockets make the body look poorly contoured. The condition often affects the quality of the patient’s life by resulting in lower self-esteem. The common body areas where stubborn fat deposits grow are the abdomen, sides, love handles, upper back, thigh, calves, arms, and face. Unfortunately, these fat pockets are immune to exercises and diet, hence named stubborn fat deposits. The only reliable, effective, and quicker way to get rid of localized body fat pockets is liposuction. Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures used by hundreds of thousands of patients each year in the US to contour their bodies. In my practice, I normally advise my patients to first try exercises and diet first to get rid of the fat pockets. If diet and exercise fail to deliver the desired results, it means the fat deposits are stubborn. Only then do I recommend my patients liposuction. Like all other plastic surgery procedures, liposuction is a major operation. It entails many risks, which is why patients should use it as a last option and only if the benefits of the procedure are greater than the risks. Liposuction is typically performed under local anesthesia. However, if you want to remain asleep throughout the surgery, general anesthesia may be used. During the surgery, a tiny incision is placed in the target area. The surgeon then introduces a tumescent solution into the area to minimize the bleeding during the surgery. A hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted into the area through the incision. Under the traditional method, the cannula is moved back and forth to dislodge the fat cells from the surrounding tissue. Modern methods like the ultrasound-assisted liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic waves and laser technology to melt the fat before removing it from the area. The liposuction cannula is connected to a suction pump or special syringe. After dislodging or melting the fat, the suction pump or syringe is used to remove the fat from the area. The same process is repeated on each target area until the body is properly contoured. The incisions are then sutured and closed.