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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Recent Examples on the Web The procedure favored by both Sobel and Frank, called tumescent liposuction, is performed under local anesthesia. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2021 The company had already banned a variety of weight-loss ads, including before-and-after images, pills, supplements, liposuction, fat burning, and body-shaming imagery or language. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 The bridge was opened after about three hours, and officials confirmed Monday that the item was a liposuction machine. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 The clinic’s method involved extracting stem cells — known medically as stromal vascular fraction or SVF — from fat removed from patients by liposuction. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 The institutions were selected as research partners by Dr. Mark Andrew, a Pennsylvanian ophthalmologist who invented a device to dissolve cataracts that was later adapted for liposuction. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Apr. 2021 For decades, doctors have been able to remove the abdominal fat from just underneath the skin using liposuction. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Apr. 2021 For Your Double Chin - KYBELLA: Up until recently, your only options for double chin treatment were fat removal with liposuction or CoolSculpting to freeze the fat. Micaela English, Town & Country, 10 Dec. 2020 Like any surgery, liposuction — which involves suctioning off fat deposits from different parts of the body — carries risks, and complications can in rare cases result in death. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of liposuction

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Liposuction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of liposuction

: 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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