Lipo may seem like an easy solution for getting rid of unwanted fat but the results can look all wrong (especially when it is used as a treatment for obesity), says Donaldson. “The best results come from a smooth, sculpting technique within the deep fat that flattens those areas and restores a natural proportion. Poor results are noticeable when there are lumpy, inconsistent contours from removal of superficial fat. Also, newer laser lipo, SmartLipo and Vaser techniques may cause visible burns and skin changes if they are not applied correctly.” Even skinny celebs like Tara Reid can suffer the consequences when lipo is performed incorrectly. The American Pie star’s stomach was disfigured with irregular contours from a liposuction-gone-wrong in 2004.