As we age, sometimes our fat cells are poorly distributed and accumulate in areas of the body that are hard to target with exercise. Metabolism can also be to blame for this situation. Dr. Eisemann often consults with both female and male patients, and they relay how hard they have worked jogging, lifting weights, and eating a healthy diet, but without the desired results. Patients such as these may be excellent candidates for a plastic surgery procedure called liposuction. During liposuction, small incisions are made in the area to be sculpted such as the hips, thighs, or abdomen. A small cannula is inserted into the incisions to remove these fat cells and to sculpt the body into a more desirable shape. Men who seek liposuction generally want to reduce the size of the flanks (“love handles”) or fat accumulation under the chin. Despite claims by medical spas that they can reduce cellulite and fat non-surgically with ultrasound or other technology, liposuction remains the gold standard for body sculpting in Houston and across the country. Liposuction will yield an immediately noticeable difference in the body contours and will last so long as the patient does not initiate or maintain poor eating habits or fail to exercise.