Definition of lipectomy in English:


Syllabification: lip·ec·to·my
Pronunciation: /liˈpektəme, lī-


  • The surgical removal of fatty tissue, especially from the abdomen in obese people.
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    • 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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