cosmetic surgery

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cosmetic surgery (countable and uncountable, plural cosmetic surgeries)

  1. Surgery (and related medical treatment) to improve appearance rather than for health reasons.
    The face lift is a classic example of cosmetic surgery.
    • 2022 December 14, Nadia Khomami, quoting Iman, “‘He’s not my “late” husband’: Iman speaks of grief over death of David Bowie”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I come from Africa – we celebrate getting older. A friend was telling me there’s been a rise in cosmetic surgery, all because [people][sic] have been looking at themselves in Zoom meetings.



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