Liposuction slims and reshapes problem areas by eliminating excess fat and improving the contours of the body. Liposuction can reduce fat on areas of the body including the abdomen, upper arms, calves, hips and thighs. Liposuction is not considered a weight loss treatment. Examples of liposuction include traditional, tumescent, super-wet, ultrasonic and power-assisted. Laser liposuction includes CoolLipo, SlimLipo, SmartLipo and abdominal etching. Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made in the treated area and fat deposits are removed via a suction tube called a cannula.