reconstructive surgery

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re′construc′tive sur′gery

the restoration of appearance and function following injury or disease, or the correction of congenital defects, using the techniques of plastic surgery.
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Noun1.reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissuereconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
abdominoplasty, tummy tuck - cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach
autoplasty - surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
cosmetic surgery, face lift, facelift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, face lifting, lift - plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"
corneal graft, corneal transplant, keratoplasty - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
lipectomy, selective lipectomy - plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
mastopexy - plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts
neuroplasty - plastic surgery of the nerves
otoplasty - reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear
phalloplasty - reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury
proctoplasty, rectoplasty - reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum
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