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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However, liposuction is a more powerful treatment and has a broader spectrum of application. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Treatments to sculpt your body: Is Liposuction or CoolSculpting® an option?," 12 June 2018 Out of the whole process, Nicklaus said the liposuction was the worst part. Dr. Sanjay Gupta And Roni Selig, CNN, "Jack Nicklaus' secret stem cell therapy: 'I didn't keep it private; no one asked me about it'," 27 Apr. 2018 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 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

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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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