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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Summary: Simultaneous reconstructive surgery saves the psychological damage of mastectomy
KARACHI -- A prominent surgeon expressing concern over mishandling of reconstructive surgery cases by non-professional physicians, has urged such patients to verify the authenticity of plastic surgeons before seeking treatment.
Skin health company SkinCeuticals reported on Monday the launch of a initiative for Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery for the developing countries in partnership with ReSurge International.
The Smile Foundations Smile Week, a recognised national surgical initiative, has grown beyond just providing reconstructive surgery for facial anomalies; today it also provides highly specialised surgical interventions, for a range of conditions affecting other areas of the body, and to a steadily growing number of children in need.
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August 11, 2016--Regenerative medicine may be the next phase of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, according to a review article published online.
A THUG who left his partner needing reconstructive surgery after he headbutted her in the face has been jailed.
Swain Memorial Trust) today organized its sixth "One rupee reconstructive surgery camp" at SAFA, Bholanagar, Banjara Hills, Road No.
PESHAWAR -- Construction work on most awaited and only Trauma Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing delay for last two years due to unavailability of funds.
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Women may choose to undergo breast reconstructive surgery after removal of their breasts due to breast cancer.
Summary: DUBAI - Internationally-recognised cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery team Elite Cosmetic Surgery Group has opened up its first practice in the UAE.