The goal of liposuction is to improve trouble areas of fatty deposits which are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not intended to be a weight loss procedure. When used in this fashion, liposuction is extremely successful with high patient satisfaction. Dr. Gauthier utilizes tumescent liposuction which is the gold standard technique with time proven results. It most often requires a general anesthetic which he believes provides better results and avoids pain and discomfort during procedures. Popular areas include the abdomen, flanks, inner/outer thighs, arms, and chin. Liposuction is a safe procedure when done appropriately with no scarring and minimal downtime.