from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore the appearance and sometimes the function of body parts. It includes reconstructive surgery such as skin grafts and repair of congenital defects as well as cosmetic surgery.
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Surgery, especially involving the transfer of tissue, to repair body parts.
Cosmetic surgeryfor appearance.
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- noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
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