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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.
Translations of “plastic surgery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 整形外科…
in Russian пластическая хирургия…
in Turkish plastik cerrahî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 整形手术…
in Polish operacja lub chirurgia plastyczna…
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