from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually cosmetic surgical procedure in which excess fatty tissue is removed from a specific area of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, by means of suction. Also called suction lipectomy.

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  • n. A cosmetic surgery procedure in which excess fat is removed from a specific area by suction.
  • v. To remove by liposuction.

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  • n. lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction


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  • Suction-assisted lipectomy, more commonly known as liposuction, is a highly effective technique used to sculpt and improve your body contour.

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  • I bother with this explanatory paragraph just because my ribs hurt and I'm glaring back at the poem: Folks would recognize the concept of "liposuction", of course.


  • Around his ears, and down his arms and legs, like he'd had some kind of liposuction, she said.

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  • As well as information on the latest and greatest products, those considering cosmetic surgery can read in-depth coverage of procedures such as liposuction, facial rejuvenation and breast augmentation, with expert tips and advice.

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  • Originally, elective cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and injections of Botox would have been taxed 5 percent, raising $5.8 billion. Top Stories

  • It would eliminate claims for surgical and non-surgical procedures "purely aimed at enhancing one's appearance, such as liposuction, hair replacement procedures, (botox) injections and teeth whitening." - Home Page

  • "It may well be a decent alternative to liposuction which is perfectly acceptable as a cosmetic procedure, but does nothing to improve health," says David Haslam, an obesity specialist at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and chair of the UK National Obesity Forum.

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  • Visceral fat cannot be removed through procedures such as liposuction due to its location next to sensitive organs.

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  • In addition to tummy tucks, post-bariatric plastic surgery often involves procedures such as liposuction or body lift to target loose or sagging tissues.


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