cosmetic surgery

See more synonyms for cosmetic surgery on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. 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

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cosmetic surgery

face-lift, anaplasty, rhinoplasty

Examples from the Web for cosmetic surgery

Contemporary Examples of cosmetic surgery


British Dictionary definitions for cosmetic surgery

cosmetic surgery

noun
  1. surgery performed to improve the appearance, rather than for medical reasons
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

cosmetic surgery in Medicine

cosmetic surgery

n.
  1. Surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity, or defect.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.