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[lip-uh-suhk-shuh n, 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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Related Words for liposuction

liposuction, face-lift, blepharoplasty, dermabrasion, dermatoplasty, eyelift, mammaplasty, mammoplasty, prosthetics, rhinoplasty

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British Dictionary definitions for liposuction


  1. 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


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

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