liposuction[lip′ō suk′s̸hən, lī′pə-]
lipectomy by means of suction through a small incision in the skin
Origin of liposuctionlipo- + suction
A cosmetic surgical procedure in which excess fatty tissue is removed from a specific area of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, by means of suction. Also called suction lipectomy.
(third-person singular simple present liposuctions, present participle liposuctioning, simple past and past participle liposuctioned)
- (medicine) To remove by liposuction.