noun (plural lipectomies)
Any surgical procedure carried out to remove unwanted body fat, usually by suction.
- Suction lipectomy is a form of plastic surgery in which an attempt is made to improve the contours of the body by removing fat through suction.
- Many of these patients will also need procedures on the arms, inner thighs, breasts, and back in addition to the belt lipectomy.
- Liposuction-assisted lipectomy, usually performed by a subspecialist, can be successful in removing even large lipomas with minimal scarring.
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