Fat can "settle" in certain parts of the body. Women gain fat mostly in the stomach, buttocks, hips, and thighs. Men, on the other hand, can gain fat in the belly and waist. Liposuction may help people who want to have less fat in these parts of their body. But it is not for people who are very overweight.
Update Date 5/15/2013
Updated by: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.