[ lip-uh-suhk-shuhn, lahy-puh‐ ]
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  1. 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


/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌsʌkʃən, ˈlaɪ-) /

  1. a cosmetic surgical operation in which subcutaneous fat is removed from the body by suction

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