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Also commonly known as a “liposuction,” lipectomy is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is utilized to reshape parts of the body by removing excess fat.

  • local or general anesthesia may be used
  • surgeon makes a small incision in the skin
  • a narrow metal tube (cannula) with openings near the tip is inserted into the incision
  • suction is applied through the tube, and the surgeon passes the instrument forward and backward to remove excess fat tissue from the body