Large syringe used during liposuction procedures, Europe, 2000
In the cosmetic procedure known as liposuction, fat is removed from parts of the body – such as the stomach and thighs – using this large syringe. Liposuction is becoming increasingly popular with both men and women but as with any surgery there is risk and the results may not always last.
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An instrument used for injecting or withdrawing fluids. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a hypodermic needle for injection into the bloodstream.
Glossary: plastic surgery
A surgical speciality dealing with the restoration or construction of the body. Often used to refer to elective surgery done for aesthetic reasons.