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Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure consisting of extracting excess fatty mass from a patient, primarily performed on women. It is important to note that liposuction represents the most common surgical procedure in the world. Current practice uses the tunneling method, invented by French gynecologist Yves Gérard Illouzn which requires minute incisions to be made in the area to be suctioned in order to insert cannulas that will extract the fatty deposits.