plastic surgery for improving a person's appearance by restoration of damaged areas of skin, removal of wrinkles or blemishes, etc.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of cosmetic surgery
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby cosmetic surgery
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Example sentences from the Web for cosmetic surgery
What do you get when you undergo 10 cosmetic-surgery procedures in one day?
British Dictionary definitions for cosmetic surgery
surgery performed to improve the appearance, rather than for medical reasons
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Medical definitions for cosmetic surgery
Surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity, or defect.
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