This procedure is less invasive than other surgeries and is performed on various areas of the body to improve shape and contour thru very small (less than a half inch) incisions. This procedure is usually done on patients who wish to improve the contour of areas with excess fat, but have good skin tone – typically without stretch marks. This procedure has a much faster recovery time than more invasive procedures and allows you to return to normal activity within a few days. Pain is usually minimal, and bruising resolves quickly. There are several different methods of performing liposuction (power assisted, ultrasonic, laser, etc.) each having different risks and benefits.