By using a high-vacuum device, surgeon suctions off fat in the legs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, face and neck.

-Candidates: Increasingly popular for men and women who want to correct figure faults through regional body sculpturing. Not a treatment for obesity.

-The downside: Minimal. Only minute scars, usually as short as one-half inch long. Procedure removes only fat; it cannot eliminate dimpling of the skin.

-Possible complications: Contour irregularities, which are directly related to age and skin tone.