Veterinary liposuction is meant as a treatment for fatty tumors, lipomas.
Lipomas are usually benign, fatty masses, that usually don't cause any problems.
Of course first you need to have your veterinarian make sure that that's really what it is. Your veterinarian will do a fine needle aspiration and examine the extracted cells.
One problem with that is, that they can only look at the cells that were extracted, which may or may not be truly representative of what is inside the mass.
While some veterinarians will tell you to leave the mass alone and just keep an eye on it if it started growing rapidly, some will recommend removal, to be on the safe side.
Some owners ask to have it removed because it simply bothers them how it looks and feels.
Until now, this had to be done surgically.
Clearly, there is always risk with surgery and anesthesia.
But now you might have another option - liposuction.
While not risk-free, this method is safer and less invasive; certainly an interesting idea.
Note: this option is viable for lipomas below 15 centimeters in diameter. While large lipomas might affect your dogs mobility and quality of life, these need to be removed surgically.
Original article: A New Treatment for Pets With Lipomas: Liposuction