[lip-uh-suhk-shuh n, lahy-puh‐] /ˈlɪp əˌsʌk ʃən, ˈlaɪ pə‐/

the surgical withdrawal of excess fat from local areas under the skin by means of a small incision and vacuum suctioning.
/ˈlɪpəʊˌsʌkʃən; ˈlaɪ-/
a cosmetic surgical operation in which subcutaneous fat is removed from the body by suction

1983, from Greek lipos “fat” (see lipo-) + suction (n.).


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