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Noun: cosmetic surgery
  1. Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    "some actresses have more than one cosmetic surgery";
    - face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck [informal]

Derived forms: cosmetic surgeries

Type of: anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Encyclopedia: Cosmetic surgery