suction lipectomy


suction lipectomy
suction lipectomy n liposuction

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suction-assisted lipectomy surgical removal of localized fat deposits via high-pressure vacuum, which is applied by means of a suction curet or cannula inserted subdermally through one or more small incisions. Called also liposuction.

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  • suction lipectomy — noun lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction • Syn: ↑liposuction • Hypernyms: ↑lipectomy, ↑selective lipectomy * * * the removal of fatty tissue by making a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction lipectomy — the removal of fatty tissue by making a small incision in the skin, loosening the fat layer, and withdrawing it by suction. Cf. lipectomy. [1980 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipectomy — noun plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue • Syn: ↑selective lipectomy • Hypernyms: ↑plastic surgery, ↑reconstructive surgery, ↑anaplasty • Hyponyms: ↑liposuction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lipectomy — /li pek teuh mee, luy /, n., pl. lipectomies. Surg. the surgical removal of fatty tissue. Cf. suction lipectomy. [LIP + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipectomy — [lʌɪ pɛktəmi, lɪ ] noun (plural lipectomies) any surgical procedure carried out to remove unwanted body fat, usually by suction. Origin 1990s: from lip(o ) + ectomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lipectomy, suction-assisted — Another name for liposuction, the surgical removal of fat deposits from specific parts of the body, the most common being the abdomen (the tummy ), buttocks ( behind ), hips, thighs and knees, chin, upper arms, back, and calves. The technique… …   Medical dictionary

  • Suction-assisted lipectomy — Another name for liposuction, the surgical removal of fat deposits from specific parts of the body, the most common being the abdomen (the tummy ), buttocks ( behind ), hips, thighs and knees, chin, upper arms, back, and calves. The technique… …   Medical dictionary

  • selective lipectomy — noun plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue • Syn: ↑lipectomy • Hypernyms: ↑plastic surgery, ↑reconstructive surgery, ↑anaplasty • Hyponyms: ↑liposuction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suctionlipectomy — suction lipectomy n. See liposuction. * * * …   Universalium

  • liposuction — noun lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction • Syn: ↑suction lipectomy • Hypernyms: ↑lipectomy, ↑selective lipectomy …   Useful english dictionary


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