The use of Latin and Greek among physicians for over 2,000 years served several purposes. It allowed more precise communications across multiple cultures and languages. A good thing. It allowed physicians to have their own "speak" and jargon which separated them from their patients. (If you think this is bad, listen to your teenager, or worse yet to computer/IT babble ...)
Once you master a few Greek words - It literally STOPS "being Greek"...
- tomy - cutting
- ectomy - excisional removal
- plasty - shaping, molding
- Lipo - fat (IE Lipectomy - the cutting out of fat)
- Blepharo - eye (IE Blepharoplasty - eye shaping)
Strictly speaking, Liposuction (or SAL - Suction assisted lipoplasty) is the blunt vacuum removal of fat though a suction tube. Lipectomy is any process in which fat is removed by cutting it out.
I have never heard of a responsible plastic surgeon performing liposuction of the fat around the eyeball. Such a procedure would be associated with HUGE injuries and deformities.
I am ASSUMING the lipectomy discussed refers to the shaping of the fat around the eye globe. This is commonly done in these procedures, but is always done with precision not Worth suction removal.
I too think you need to talk it over with your surgeon to make sure you are both on the same page.
I hope this answered your question.