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plastic surgery

n.
Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore the appearance and sometimes the function of body parts. It includes reconstructive surgery such as skin grafts and repair of congenital defects as well as cosmetic surgery.

plastic surgeon n.

plastic surgery

n
(Surgery) the branch of surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic repair or re-formation of missing, injured, or malformed tissues or parts. Also called: anaplasty
plastic surgeon n

plas′tic sur′gery


n.
the branch of surgery dealing with the repair, replacement, or reshaping of malformed, injured, or lost parts of the body.
[1830–40]
plas′tic sur′geon, n.

plastic surgery

- Dates to 1837; "plastic" is used in the sense of "molding, shaping."
See also related terms for plastic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plastic surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissueplastic 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

plastic surgery

noun cosmetic surgery, face lift (informal) She had plastic surgery to change the shape of her nose.
Translations
plastická chirurgiekosmetická chirurgie
kosmetisk operationplastikkirurgplastikkirurgiplastisk kirurgi
plastiikkakirurgia
plastična operacija
plasztikai sebészet
fegrunaraîgerî
形成外科美容外科
미용 성형 외과성형외과
plastická chirurgia
plastična operacija
plastikkirurgiskönhetsoperation
การผ่าตัดศัลยกรรมเสริมความงามศัลยกรรมตกแต่ง
phẫu thuật thẩm mỹ

plastic surgery

nchirurgia plastica, chirurgia estetica

plaster

(ˈplaːstə) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) a substance put on walls, ceilings etc which dries to form a hard smooth surface. He mixed up some plaster to repair the wall; a plaster ceiling.
2. (also adjective) (also plaster of Paris) (of) a similar quick-drying substance used for supporting broken limbs, making models etc. She's got her arm in plaster; a plaster model.
3. (also ˈsticking-plaster ; American Band-Aid) (a piece of) sticky tape (sometimes with a dressing) used to cover a wound etc. You should put a plaster on that cut.
verb
1. to put plaster on. They plastered the walls.
2. to spread or apply rather too thickly. She'd look nicer if she didn't plaster so much make-up on her face.
ˈplasterer noun
a person whose job is to put plaster on walls, ceilings etc.
plastic (ˈplӕstik) noun, adjective
(of) any of many chemically manufactured substances that can be moulded when still soft. This cup is made of plastic; a plastic cup.
adjective
easily made into different shapes.
plastic surgery surgery to repair or replace damaged skin, or to improve the appearance usually of the face ( noun plastic surgeon)

plastic surgery

جِرَاحَةٌ تَـجْمِيلِيَّة, جِرَاحَة تـَجْمِيليَّة kosmetická chirurgie, plastická chirurgie kosmetisk operation, plastikkirurgi plastische Chirurgie, Schönheitsoperation αισθητική χειρουργική, πλάστική χειρουργική cirugía plástica plastiikkakirurgia chirurgie esthétique plastična operacija chirurgia estetica, chirurgia plastica 形成外科, 美容外科 미용 성형 외과, 성형외과 cosmetische chirurgie, plastische chirurgie kosmetisk kirurgi, plastisk kirurgi chirurgia plastyczna cirurgia estética, cirurgia plástica косметическая операция, пластическая хирургия plastikkirurgi, skönhetsoperation การผ่าตัดศัลยกรรมเสริมความงาม, ศัลยกรรมตกแต่ง kozmetik cerrahi, plastik cerrahi phẫu thuật thẩm mỹ 整容手术, 整形手术

plas·tic sur·ge·ry

n. cirugía plástica, proceso cosmético quirúrgico para reparar o reconstruir estructuras del cuerpo.
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Previously, labiaplasty was usually performed by obstetricians and gynaecologists but now many women prefer going to cosmetic surgeons as they view the surgery as a cosmetic procedure.
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A new survey conducted by Liberate, the UK's largest network of BAAPS* and/or BAPRAS**-accredited cosmetic surgeons, clearly shows the need for women to be better informed about what can go wrong with cosmetic surgery and the importance of knowing the qualifications and experience of their surgeon, to help them make an informed decision.
Over 32,000 procedures were reported by one association of cosmetic surgeons alone in 2007, three times more than in 2003.
But availability of cosmetic surgery is limited -- Al-Sahan says fewer than half a dozen cosmetic surgeons operate in the country -- and patients have to provide their own Botox or silicone.
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Mr Davies, who is one of the UK's leading plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeons, will also continue to practise from his Harley Street clinic.
Pick up any local gay magazine and you're certain to find page after page of cosmetic surgeons offering biceps enlargement, buttock augmentation, liposuction, smart liposuction, Botox, teeth whitening, hair transplants, chemical peels, and even colon hydrotherapy for a clear complexion and a slim body.
Checking to see if a surgeon is on the General Medical Council (GMC) can be important, as all cosmetic surgeons set up since 2002 need to be on that register.
And they predict that by 2010 we will be making at least a million trips a year to cosmetic surgeons.