Over the years liposuction has evolved from merely using a cannula to remove fat deposits in areas like the stomach and thighs to a process by which the body it sculpted and etched to reveal new and improved contours. What plastic surgeons do today with liposuction is life resembling art in many cases. Michaelangelo’s medium was stone and a chisel, but plastic surgeons’ art medium is the human body, their skilled hands and surgical tools. Instead of just removing fat from the abdomen, today’s highly skilled plastic surgeon removes fat, while keeping in mind how to best accentuate the patient’s underlying musculature and bone structure. Patient’s now expect their plastic surgeon to have an artistic eye for not only what makes a male or female body aesthetically pleasing, but also what makes the individual their best shape.