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English definition of “plastic surgery”

plastic surgery

noun [U] uk   us  
a medical operation to bring a damaged area of skin, and sometimes bone, back to a usual appearance, or to improve a person's appearance: Several of the crash victims had to have extensive plastic surgery. She had plastic surgery on her nose to straighten it.Surgery
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