plastic surgery

noun
the branch of surgery dealing with the repair or replacement of malformed, injured, or lost organs or tissues of the body, chiefly by the transplant of living tissues.

Origin:
1830–40

plastic surgeon, noun
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plastic surgery
 
n
Also called: anaplasty the branch of surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic repair or re-formation of missing, injured, or malformed tissues or parts
 
plastic surgeon
 
n

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plastic surgery n.
Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.

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plastic surgery  
The branch of surgery that deals with the remodeling, repair, or restoration of body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.
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plastic surgery definition


Surgery that repairs or reconstructs a body part. Plastic surgery is used to correct physical defects and to rebuild parts of the body that have been damaged by trauma or disease. Some examples of plastic surgery are breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy and skin grafting for burn victims.

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Example sentences
Only dentistry and plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons is not covered.
The damage to his upper lip was so bad they had to be taken to the emergency
  room by ambulance and he had to have plastic surgery.
But behind these sentiments lies a deep confusion about plastic surgery that's
  worth surfacing.
Kris doesn't want me to have plastic surgery on my face.
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