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A vibrating suction cannula, or flexible tube, is used in a liposuction procedure. In this example, the cannula is inserted through a small hole into the abdominal fat tissue to remove excess fat deposits.

Review Date 5/10/2019

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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