liposuction

noun
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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Examples of liposuction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients also are inquiring about more invasive surgical procedures, including tummy tucks, breast augmentations and liposuction. Lisa Gutierrez Kansas City Star, Star Tribune, "Zoomoplasty is the key to virtual beauty," 14 Sep. 2020 From the end of March, when shutdown orders closed many gyms and confined many to their homes, to the beginning of August, Google searches for liposuction in the U.S. more than doubled. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, "Botox boom: COVID’s stay-at-home lifestyle and masks create ‘ideal’ time for secret plastic surgery," 23 Aug. 2020 Among the various sources of hope—religion, lottery tickets, discount liposuction—few can clean out a bank account quicker than a night at the casino. Dave Shiflett, WSJ, "‘The Vapors’ Review: High Rollers in Hot Springs," 6 Aug. 2020 Before his liposuction, Martinez assumed Florida doctors had malpractice insurance. Detroit Free Press, "When plastic surgery goes wrong, patients are left to pay for uninsured doctors’ mistakes," 17 Dec. 2019 Before his liposuction, Martinez assumed Florida doctors had malpractice insurance. Detroit Free Press, "When plastic surgery goes wrong, patients are left to pay for uninsured doctors’ mistakes," 17 Dec. 2019 Bardi has talked about going under the knife for liposuction during some of her performances after giving birth to baby Kulture last summer. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Cardi B Postpones Baltimore Concert," 21 May 2019 Morrow and his wife, Linda Morrow, recruited patients by saying tummy tucks, breast lifts, liposuction, nose jobs and other procedures could be covered by their private insurance, according to the indictment. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Former doctor extradited from Israel after plastic surgery scam," 24 Jan. 2020 Before his liposuction, Martinez assumed Florida doctors had malpractice insurance. Detroit Free Press, "When plastic surgery goes wrong, patients are left to pay for uninsured doctors’ mistakes," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of liposuction

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liposuction was in 1983

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20 Sep 2020

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“Liposuction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liposuction. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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liposuction

noun
How to pronounce liposuction (audio) How to pronounce liposuction (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of liposuction

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

liposuction

noun
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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