cosmetic surgery

Definition of cosmetic surgery

  1. :  surgery done to improve a person's appearance

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or making for beauty especially of the complexion :  beautifying

    :  done or made for the sake of appearance: such as

    :  correcting defects especially of the face

  1. :  something that is cosmetic: such as

    :  a cosmetic preparation for external use

    :  superficial features

  1. :  a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures

    :  alterations made as if by surgery

    :  a physician's or dentist's office

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