Cost: Up to $15,000
About 324,000 people in the U.S. had clumps of fat suctioned out of their abdomen, necks, arms, legs and face in 2005. Recent advances in liposuction mean less pain and a faster recovery.
Risks are low, and fat can't return where there are no longer fat cells. Cost: $2,000 to $15,000
The downside: That doesn't mean you can't gain weight after lipo. You'll just lard up in areas where there are fat cells. And you have to wear a mighty uncomfortable girdle for months after the procedure.
What's new: Abdominal etching. After suctioning, the doctor sculpts grooves in the remaining fat layers to give you washboard abs without the work. Cost: $3,000 to $10,000 on top of standard lipo.
The downside: A handful of surgeons in the country have the skill to do the job right. And do you really want to look like an overchiseled rapper?