Lipo-Semantics

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Confused about lipo-jargon? Here’s an abridged lexicon lesson.

Lipectomy: The general medical term for the removal of fat. Liposuction is a synonym for suction lipectomy.

Lipoplasty: In 1997, the Committee on New Procedures of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons decided liposuction should instead be called lipoplasty, but it didn’t really catch on with consumers.

Liposculpture: Liposuction that uses ultrasound to break fat into small sections before removal.

Liposelection: Patented liposuction technology from surgical company Vaser that utilizes ultrasound to break up fat before its suctioned.

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