reconstructive surgery

Definitions of reconstructive surgery
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n surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

Synonyms:
anaplasty, plastic surgery
Types:
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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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