li·​po·​suc·​tion | \ ˈlī-pə-ˌsək-shən How to pronounce liposuction (audio) , ˈli- How to pronounce liposuction (audio) \

Definition of liposuction

: surgical removal of local fat deposits (as in the thighs) especially for cosmetic purposes

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According to her sister, Maxine David, Alexandra Medina was unhappy with her appearance, and asked doctors in the U.S. about undergoing liposuction. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "3rd American in a month dies during plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic," 9 July 2019 Darm founded Aesthetic Medicine in 1995, according to his blog, and the business has focused on a range of cosmetic procedures including Botox, liposuction and laser skin treatments., "Dr. Darm, known for his commercials on Portland TV, kept hair clippings in office safe, spoke of poisonings, lawsuit claims," 29 July 2019 Hauck got breast implants, liposuction, designer handbags. Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic, "The True-Crime Writer in Cellblock B4," 16 July 2019 During liposuction at a Santo Domingo clinic Friday, Medina died on the operating table, allegedly from a blood clot. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "3rd American in a month dies during plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic," 9 July 2019 At StemGenex, as at many other firms offering purported stem cell treatments, clinicians removed fat from customers’ bodies via liposuction, and then claimed to extract stem cells from the extract for reinjection into the subjects’ bodies. Michael Hiltzik,, "Judge approves class action case against clinic peddling unproven stem cell therapy," 1 July 2019 At the Doctor's Office Some think liposuction is the answer, but the procedure can actually make cellulite worse. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "Is It Possible to Get Rid of Cellulite? Here's What Dermatologists Say," 24 May 2019 Rosser underwent plastic surgery and liposuction and used assumed names and fake passports to travel to Europe, Spain and France before taking a cruise ship back to Thailand, DeBrota said. Amy Beth Hanson, The Seattle Times, "First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty," 16 Oct. 2018 After all, no good friend would spill the beans about a sorority sister’s liposuction! Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "10 Reasons We Love Legally Blonde," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of liposuction

1983, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of liposuction

medical : a kind of surgery that removes fat from a person's body


li·​po·​suc·​tion | \ -ˌsək-shən How to pronounce liposuction (audio) \

Medical Definition of liposuction

: surgical removal of local fat deposits (as in the thighs) especially for cosmetic purposes by applying suction through a small tube inserted into the body

called also suction lipectomy

Other Words from liposuction

liposuction transitive verb

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