|Also known as liposculpture or suction assisted lipectomy (SAL) is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits.
The unsightly distribution of body fat is usually due to an inborn tendency to deposit fat in one particular area of the body more than other areas. Most common the areas are abdomen, loins or hips, buttocks, thighs and arms. Other areas include the upper back, double chin, neck, inner side of the knees and the ankles. The growth of a benign fat tumour (lipoma) can also be a disfigurement, and in men fatty swellings can develop under the nipples to look like breasts (gynaecomastia).