plasmo-, plasm-, plast- plasma-, plasmato-, -plasmat-, -plasia, -plasis, -plasm, -plasmatic, -plasmic, -plast, -plastic, -plasy, -plasty
(Greek: made, molded, formed)
An abdominoplasty is an operation or "belly tuck" performed on the abdominal wall for esthetic purposes and for the person's self esteem.
It is also called a "tummy tuck" and it can range from a simple "mini-tummy tuck" to a more complicated, extended surgery.
This kind of surgery is not the same as liposuction, another way to remove fat, however abdominal wall surgery is sometimes combined with liposuction.
2. The reconstruction or restoration; especially, by plastic surgery, of a lost or injured body part: The anaplasty was successful because the surgeon was able to reposition Victor’s forefinger so that it could serve as a thumb, replacing his severely damaged thumb.
3. The replacement or correction of damaged body parts, organs, etc. with surgery: The eye surgeon was able to perform an anaplasty on the patient, replacing her damaged cornea.
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Dr. Lawson was discussing the aplasia of a localized area of the skin on Tina's scalp which was covered by a thin, almost transparent membrane.
2. Materials that are not easily molded or formed: Wayne, the artist, was working with aplastic materials; such as, stone to create a statue.
2. A surgical procedure to reshape (plasty) the upper and lower lids of the eyes.
A blepharoplasty is performed to correct a sagging upper lid that can sometimes interfere with vision and a puffy, baggy lower lid.