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lipectomy

 [lĭ-pek´to-me]
excision of a mass of subcutaneous adipose tissue.
Suction assisted lipectomy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lip·ec·to·my

(lip-ek'tŏ-mē),
Surgical removal of fatty tissue, as in cases of adiposity.
[lipo- + G. ektomē, excision]
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lipectomy

(lĭ-pĕk′tə-mē, lī-)
n. pl. lipecto·mies
Surgical excision of subcutaneous fatty tissue.
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lipectomy

Cosmetic surgery Removal of fat. See Abdominal lipectomy, Liposuction.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lip·ec·to·my

(lip-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of fatty tissue, as in cases of adiposity.
[lipo- + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lipectomy

Fat removal, usually by suction. A form of cosmetic plastic surgery designed to improve body contours. Small incisions are made in the skin and a blunt-ended metal sucker is passed through and moved around under the skin to suck out fat cells. Human frailty being what it is, the effect is usually temporary.
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