Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, is a procedure designed to remove unwanted fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. Facial liposuction can be used to remove fat pockets in the face such as chin neck and cheeks. Fat in the body is contained within fat cells and the number and location of these fat cells is determined by ones heredity. After puberty the number and location of the fat cells are permanently fixed and dieting can only affect the amount of fat contained in each cell. Furthermore, dieting is not selective and may not reduce fat in the areas desired. Liposuction removes the actual fat cells from desired areas, resulting in a permanent reduction of fat. Therefore, liposuction is an effective method for sculpting ones body to the desired look. However, liposuction is not a cure for obesity nor should it be used as a weight loss method. Although there is always less fat cells in the treated areas weight still can be gained in those areas in proportion to the rest of the body. The best candidates for this surgery are men and women in good physical condition with good skin elasticity who are dissatisfied with unsightly fat bulges.