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."
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.