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Lancet - A small surgical instrument, usually sharp-point and two-edged; used for making small incisions, opening abscesses, etc.

Liposuction - a procedure that removes excess fat through a suctioning process. Although liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, it is a way of changing the body's shape and contour.

L-ascorbic acid - L-ascorbic acid is the only form of Vitamin C that the body or skin can use as far as topical treatments are concerned. It is the only antioxidant that has been proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen.

Lentigines - See age spots

Lip augmentation - A procedure done to improve deflated, drooping or sagging lips, correct their symmetry or to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around them. This is often done through injections or implants.

Lipoplasty - See liposuction

Lipectomy - The surgical removal of fatty tissue.

Lesion - An injury or wound.

Lumpectomy - The surgical removal of a breast cyst or tumor.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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