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[lip-uh-suhk-shuh n, lahy-puh‐] /ˈlɪp əˌsʌk ʃən, ˈlaɪ pə‐/
the surgical withdrawal of excess fat from local areas under the skin by means of a small incision and vacuum suctioning.
Origin of liposuction
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for liposuction
  • The process can begin immediately after the fat is harvested-via liposuction-and cells are ready to culture within the same day.
  • The researchers collected fat from liposuction patients and isolated adult stem cells.
  • Using leftovers from liposuction patients, scientists have turned human fat into stem cells, a new study says.
  • Take the body fat removed during liposuction procedures.
  • See their table full of the latest liposuction instruments below.
  • However, plastic surgery such since laser medical procedures or liposuction to treat cellulite is quite expensive.
  • The needs of poorer countries are more along the lines of basic care, and a liposuction clinic doesn't really provide that.
  • liposuction is the removal of excess body fat by suction using special surgical equipment.
  • Then she had liposuction and, presto, those saddlebags disappeared.
  • There is something repellent and possibly even sinful about people getting face-lifts, implants and liposuction on television.
British Dictionary definitions for liposuction


/ˈlɪpəʊˌsʌkʃən; ˈlaɪ-/
a cosmetic surgical operation in which subcutaneous fat is removed from the body by suction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for liposuction

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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