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Abdominal liposuction. Surgeon using a syringe to remove fat from a patient's abdomen during cosmetic surgery. Liposuction involves inserting a needle through the skin of the patient's abdomen and drawing out some of the subcutaneous fat. It is done to add definition to the skin in this area. The area which will be affected is seen marked out in purple. The procedure may need to be repeated every few years to maintain the effect.
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