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cosmetic surgery

plastic surgery for improving a person's appearance by restoration of damaged areas of skin, removal of wrinkles or blemishes, etc.
Origin of cosmetic surgery
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cosmetic surgery
  • They are the first to get cosmetic surgery when a wrinkle appears.
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  • Taking fashion to extreme limits, some people have turned to cosmetic surgery as a drastic way to fit into high-heeled shoes.
  • She spent tens of thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery to make her face and body the picture of perfection.
British Dictionary definitions for cosmetic surgery

cosmetic surgery

surgery performed to improve the appearance, rather than for medical reasons
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cosmetic surgery in Medicine

cosmetic surgery n.
Surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity, or defect.

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