suction lipectomy

suction lipectomy

noun
the removal of fatty tissue by making a small incision in the skin, loosening the fat layer, and withdrawing it by suction.
Compare lipectomy.


Origin:
1980–85

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suction lipectomy

noun
lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction [syn: liposuction
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