plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
Hyponyms: ↑liposuction, ↑suction lipectomy

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lipectomy — [li pek′tə mē] n. pl. lipectomies [ LIP(O) + ECTOMY] surgical removal of fatty tissue from under the skin …   English World dictionary

  • lipectomy — /li pek teuh mee, luy /, n., pl. lipectomies. Surg. the surgical removal of fatty tissue. Cf. suction lipectomy. [LIP + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipectomy — Surgical removal of fatty tissue, as in cases of adiposity. [lipo + G. ektome, excision] * * * li·pec·to·my li pek tə mē, lī n, pl mies the excision of subcutaneous fatty tissue esp. as a cosmetic surgical procedure * * * lip·ec·to·my (lĭ… …   Medical dictionary

  • lipectomy — n. surgical removal of fatty tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipectomy — [lʌɪ pɛktəmi, lɪ ] noun (plural lipectomies) any surgical procedure carried out to remove unwanted body fat, usually by suction. Origin 1990s: from lip(o ) + ectomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • lipectomy — lip•ec•to•my [[t]lɪˈpɛk tə mi, laɪ [/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical removal of fatty tissue Compare liposuction …   From formal English to slang

  • lipectomy — /lɪˈpɛktəmi/ (say li pektuhmee), /laɪ / (say luy ) noun (plural lipectomies) an operation for removal of superficial fat, usually a pendulous abdominal apron of fat, in obese persons …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lipectomy, suction-assisted — Another name for liposuction, the surgical removal of fat deposits from specific parts of the body, the most common being the abdomen (the tummy ), buttocks ( behind ), hips, thighs and knees, chin, upper arms, back, and calves. The technique… …   Medical dictionary

  • suction lipectomy — noun lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction • Syn: ↑liposuction • Hypernyms: ↑lipectomy, ↑selective lipectomy * * * the removal of fatty tissue by making a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction lipectomy — n liposuction * * * suction assisted lipectomy surgical removal of localized fat deposits via high pressure vacuum, which is applied by means of a suction curet or cannula inserted subdermally through one or more small incisions. Called also… …   Medical dictionary

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