cos·​me·​sis käz-ˈmē-səs How to pronounce cosmesis (audio)
plural cosmeses -ˌsēz How to pronounce cosmesis (audio)
: preservation, restoration, or enhancement of physical appearance
café au lait macules themselves require treatment only if cosmesis is requestedD. L. Stulberg et al.
the improved hip replacement resulted in a quicker recovery and better cosmesis
: the outer aesthetic covering (as of silicone) of a limb prosthesis

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“Cosmesis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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