Although 2009 statistics are not available yet, 2008 numbers rank liposuction the second most popular procedure for women and the number one most popular procedure for men. 341,144 people underwent liposuction surgery according to The Amercian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (

Liposuction permanently changes body shape and contour by reducing superficial and deep subutaneous fat deposits in areas where excess fat calls exist. However, intra-abdominal fat cannot be suctioned. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body with excellent results.