Definition of lipectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /lʌɪˈpɛktəmi/
Pronunciation: /lɪˈpɛktəmi/

noun (plural lipectomies)

Any surgical procedure carried out to remove unwanted body fat, usually by suction.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1990s: from lipo- + -ectomy.

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