Definition of plastic surgery in English:

plastic surgery

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[mass noun]
  • The process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons: he underwent plastic surgery after he was attacked by a dog
    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.


plastic surgeon

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.

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