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plastic surgery (countable and uncountable, plural plastic surgeries)

  1. Surgery to repair body parts, especially involving the transfer of tissue.
  2. Cosmetic surgery for appearance.

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Formally, plastic surgery includes some types of reconstructive surgery and hand surgery, but in common use is it generally used to mean cosmetic surgery, with some pejorative connotations due to associations of plastic (synthetic, artificial).

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