Liposuction is a type of plastic surgery. The word plastic is the derivative of the Greek word 'plastikos' that means, to mould or to give a shape. liposuction Plastic surgery is used to correct or restore the forms or functions of the body, so the liposuction has also much to do with correction of the human body, being its form. The word liposuction is made of the two words; 'lipo', and 'suction' that give meaning of 'sucking the fats'. In this treatment the excess fat of the body is removed through a small tool called, cannula. Cannula is a stainless steel suction tube first used in 1974. It has been modified through years and it is now the safest and most popular way of surgery in the whole world. Different techniques are used for liposuction as dry liposuction, wet liposuction, tumescent liposuction, Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL), Power-assisted Liposuction (PAL), Laser-assisted Liposuction (LAL), Twin-Cannula (assisted) Liposuction (TCAL or TCL), External Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (XUAL or EUAL), Water-assisted Liposuction etc. These procedures have been much successful to attract people throughout the world. Almost 45 to 50 pound fats have been reduced, claim the recent reports. It removes a large volume of fat from the abdomen and thighs of women and abdomen and flanks of the men. According to a report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons liposuction was the most common procedure in 2006 having almost 403,684 patients. A certain quantity of fat on body is required for this surgery, everyone is not recommended for the operation, because there are many drawbacks and side effects of this surgery. When too much fat is removed, it results dents or lumpiness and the body looks ugly. The surgical risks are also enhanced when a large volume of fat is removed. Usually the results are unpleasant either for the patient or for both the doctor and the patient. It also impacts badly on the health of the patient. The later is also required to be fit before the operation and restrain from multiple of activities including smoking. Everyone should keep in mind that this surgery is not the alternative to exercise or dieting. Only healthy manners of diet and regular exercise are the assurance of a smart, sound and good look. Once you get smart through liposuction, you will have to be meticulously conscious about your health, so there might not be need for the surgery again. So it is necessary that one should always adapt healthy and smart ways of leading good life.