Definition of plastic surgery in English:

plastic surgery

Syllabification: plas·tic sur·ger·y

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.
More 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
More 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.

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