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Leg liposuction Surgeon using a syringe to remove fat from a female patient's leg during cosmetic surgery. Liposuction involves inserting a needle through the skin below the patient's knee and drawing out some of the subcutaneous fat. It is done to add definition to the legs. The area to be affected is seen marked out in purple by the surgeon's free hand. This procedure may need to be repeated every few years to maintain the effect.
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