Definition of plastic surgery in English:

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plastic surgery

Pronunciation: /ˈplastik ˈsərj(ə)rē/

noun

The process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body, especially by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons.
Example sentences
  • Many females not suffering from gender confusion do seek these kinds of plastic surgery to improve their body image.
  • A man will have to undergo plastic surgery for an horrific injury after a blade cut his face when he fell from a ladder.
  • It's not just for the person who is going to have plastic surgery or wants plastic surgery.

Derivatives

plastic surgeon

noun
Example sentences
  • To perform a face-lift, the plastic surgeon makes an incision in the hairline above eyebrow level.
  • Lipoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed by board certified plastic surgeons in the United States.
  • More often than not, skin grafts today are the domain of dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

Origin

From plastic in the sense of being possible to (re-)shape. Compare with -plasty.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: plas·tic sur·ger·y

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