- plastic surgery
- nounsurgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue• Hyponyms:↑abdominoplasty, ↑tummy tuck, ↑autoplasty, ↑face lift, ↑facelift, ↑lift, ↑face lifting, ↑cosmetic surgery, ↑rhytidectomy, ↑rhytidoplasty, ↑nip and tuck, ↑keratoplasty, ↑corneal graft, ↑corneal transplant, ↑lipectomy, ↑selective lipectomy, ↑mastopexy, ↑neuroplasty, ↑otoplasty, ↑phalloplasty, ↑proctoplasty, ↑rectoplasty
* * *noun [noncount]: surgery that improves or repairs the form or appearance of body parts
He needed plastic surgery on his face after the car accident.
* * *medical operations to repair injury to a person's skin, or to improve a person's appearanceExample Bank:
She needs extensive plastic surgery to her face.
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