liposuction

[lip-uh-suhk-shuh n, lahy-puh‐]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. liposculpture,
  2. liposis,
  3. liposoluble,
  4. liposome,
  5. liposuck,
  6. lipotrophic,
  7. lipotrophy,
  8. lipotropic,
  9. lipotropin,
  10. lipovaccine

Origin of liposuction

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for liposuction

liposuction

noun

a cosmetic surgical operation in which subcutaneous fat is removed from the body by suction
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Word Origin and History for liposuction

liposuction

n.

1983, from Greek lipos "fat" (see lipo-) + suction (n.).

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