li·​po·​suc·​tion | \ˈlī-pə-ˌsək-shən, ˈli- \

Definition of liposuction 

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

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Pineda, 44, a California resident, died March 6, one day after Loessin performed a breast augmentation and lift, liposuction and tummy tuck on her at CG Cosmetic Surgery. Johanna A. Álvarez And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "This is how cosmetic surgery dreams became real-life nightmares," 30 May 2018 In the past, the only way to correct these defects was to have a revision surgery where some of the fat would be removed via liposuction. Dr. Carlos Wolf, miamiherald, "Body fat often successfully reduced with nonsurgical procedures | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 Meanwhile, Beyonce’s dermatologist Harold Lancer told THR that liposuction is the number one cosmetic procedure, adding that big butts are less popular now. Lifted nose tips, Lancer added, are also a new trend. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is the Latest Cosmetic Trend to Hit Hollywood," 12 July 2018 Breast lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck Recovery time: About a week. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Hypothetically Speaking, Would 24 Days Be a Normal Plastic Surgery Recovery Time?," 5 June 2018 His revelation is particularly shocking since West's mother died following complcations from plastic surgeries — including liposuction. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Kanye West's most controversial recent comments about Harriet Tubman, slavery, Obama and more," 2 May 2018 The center also offers chemical peels, injectables, and liposuction. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now," 6 June 2018 Last year, a woman from Antigua undergoing liposuction at Spectrum Aesthetics Center for Cosmetic Surgery died as a result of complications associated with the procedure. David Smiley, miamiherald, "He represents cosmetic surgery centers that maimed clients. And he wants your vote. | Miami Herald," 25 Apr. 2018 Bro’-tox, more men opt for plastic surgery Although women still accounted for 92% of plastic-surgery procedures last year, men are increasingly willing to go under the knife for breast reductions, liposuction and tummy tucks. Editors, USA TODAY, "Are we headed for a California breakup?," 13 June 2018

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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 \

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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