go under the knife


: have a medical operation : have surgery
I'm going under the knife tomorrow.

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Recent Examples on the Web However, with major advances in technology, there are now a variety of non-invasive treatments including cryolipolysis, radio frequency, ultrasound, and lasers that can contour the body and address common trouble spots without having to go under the knife. Meggen Harris, Forbes, 16 June 2022 The radiofrequency treatment has always been incredibly popular in Asia — even with patients in their 20s using it for preventative reasons, and is now a popular alternative for those who wants smooth, tightened and contoured skin without having to go under the knife. Angela Lei, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Ozzy Osbourne will go under the knife on Monday for a significant surgery his wife Sharon Osbourne says will have an important impact on his health. Alexandra Schonfeld, PEOPLE.com, 13 June 2022 But for those unwilling to get cosmetic procedures or go under the knife, face tape has become an appealing alternative. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 7 July 2022 Sharing a photo of herself at a clinic with her plastic surgeon Dr. Aviva Preminger, Giudice explained her decision to go under the knife once again. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 17 Nov. 2021 According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 62% of plastic surgeons reported their patients wanted to go under the knife because of dissatisfaction with their social media profile, while 57% said patients wanted to look better in selfies. Nathan Smith, ABC News, 1 May 2021 Perhaps more surprising than the age of these patients is their willingness to go under the knife for an effect that could be at least partially achieved with injectable neuromodulators (aka botulinum toxins), like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeuveau. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 9 Apr. 2021 Streamlining the procedure may encourage more men to go under the knife. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2016 See More

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“Go under the knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20under%20the%20knife. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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