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Meaning of “plastic surgery” in the English Dictionary

"plastic surgery" in British English

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plastic surgerynoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​medicaloperation to ​bring a ​damagedarea of ​skin, and sometimes ​bone, back to ​itsusualappearance, or to ​improve a person's ​appearance: Several of the ​crashvictims had to have ​extensiveplasticsurgery. She had ​plasticsurgery on her ​nose to ​straighten it.
(Definition of plastic surgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plastic surgerynoun [U]

 us   /ˈplæs·tɪk ˈsɜr·dʒə·ri/
medicaloperations to ​repair a ​damaged or ​badlyformedarea of ​skin or ​bone, or to ​improve a person’s ​appearance
(Definition of plastic surgery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plastic surgery”
in Chinese (Simplified) 整形手术…
in Turkish plastik cerrahî…
in Russian пластическая хирургия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 整形外科…
in Polish operacja lub chirurgia plastyczna…
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