Definition of lipectomy in English:

lipectomy

Line breaks: lip|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /lʌɪˈpɛktəmi
 
, lɪ-/

noun (plural lipectomies)

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

Origin

1990s: from lipo- + -ectomy.

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