from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.
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- n. Surgery, especially involving the transfer of tissue, to repair body parts.
- n. Cosmetic surgery for appearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that branch of surgery which is concerned with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or deformed parts of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
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The German tank-track that had crushed my leg in the mud at Caen, the gas-shell that had scarred one whole side of my face — Adonis would never have claimed it for his own, anyway — beyond hope of plastic surgery and left me with a left eye that could just barely tell the difference between night and day, that made me a bird with a broken wing.
Taped to the window of the clinic was a half-page newspaper advertisement extolling the virtues of plastic surgery at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery.
Hard evidence: Coleman Masskie Loftis was plastic surgery altered to look more like his father.