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liposuction

[ lip-uh-suhk-shuhn, lahy-puh‐ ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌsʌk ʃən, ˈlaɪ pə‐ /
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noun

the surgical withdrawal of excess fat from local areas under the skin by means of a small incision and vacuum suctioning.

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Origin of liposuction

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for liposuction

liposuction
/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌsʌkʃən, ˈlaɪ-) /

noun

a cosmetic surgical operation in which subcutaneous fat is removed from the body by suction
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Medical definitions for liposuction

liposuction
[ lĭpō-sŭk′shən, līpō- ]

n.

A usually cosmetic surgical procedure in which excess subcutaneous fat is removed from a specific area of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, by means of suction.
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