Even with diet and exercise, certain fat deposits often persist. These fat deposits can occur around the face and neck, arms, abdominal area, thighs, buttocks, hips, back, knees, or calves. These deposits, small or large, may adversely affect body contour. For many in good health, exercise alone is not a practical option to remove fat deposits. Fortunately, liposuction is a safe and effective method to target these fat deposits, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon for healthy candidates.