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[n]  surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
 Synonyms: anaplasty, cosmetic surgery
 See Also: corneal gaft, face lift, face lifting, facelift, keratoplasty, lift, operation, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process



Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having plastic surgery, suggests that you are rebuilding your self-esteem and trying to improve your self-image. The dream may also occur if you are considering plastic surgery or scheduled to go in for plastic surgery.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This branch of surgery deals with re-shaping or reconstructing body parts to improve their appearance or to restore them after a disfiguring accident. Specific techniques include rhinoplasty (nose surgery -- sometimes done to improve a person's ability to breathe), otoplasty (surgery on the external ear), breast surgery, etc.
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 Related Terms: antiseptic surgery, aseptic surgery, balanoplasty, batrachoplasty, blepharoplasty, bronchoplasty, canthoplasty, chiroplasty, colpoplasty, cosmetic operation, cryosurgery, cystoplasty, dental surgery, electrosurgery, general surgery, genyoplasty, heart surgery, heteroplasty, labioplasty, major surgery, mammilloplasty, minor surgery, neurosurgery, open-heart surgery, operation, operative surgery, oral surgery, organ transplantation, orthopedic surgery, otoplasty, plastic operation, prosthetics, radiosurgery, reconstructive operation, reconstructive surgery, reparative surgery, rhinoplasty, surgery, thoracic surgery, urological surgery, veterinary surgery