reconstructive surgery

Definitions of reconstructive surgery
  1. noun
    surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
    synonyms: anaplasty, plastic surgery
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    abdominoplasty, tummy tuck
    cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach
    autoplasty
    surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body
    cosmetic surgery, face lift, face lifting, facelift, lift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty
    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
    corneal graft, corneal transplant, keratoplasty
    a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
    lipectomy, selective lipectomy
    plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
    mastopexy
    plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts
    neuroplasty
    plastic surgery of the nerves
    otoplasty
    reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear
    phalloplasty
    reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury
    proctoplasty, rectoplasty
    reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum
    epikeratophakia
    using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed
    liposuction, suction lipectomy
    lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction
    nose job, rhinoplasty
    cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
    type of:
    operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
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