cosmetic procedures

 aglossary of cosmetic plastic surgery terms with their plain english equivalents

Cosmetic Procedures Are A Part of Modern Beauty: Understand the Terms

everyone, it seems, has a personal plastic surgery wishlist - understand the terms used by articles and plastic surgeons, to address shortcomings bestowed upon each of us by heredity, aging and environment

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The language of modern beauty is full of cosmetic procedures terminology. Advances in the art and science of cosmetic plastic surgery, and more accepting social attitudes, make it a self-improvement commonplace.

Here's a quick glossary of cosmetic plastic surgery terms and their translation into layman's terms to guide your inquiry into cosmetic procedures, including those, like Botox, that don't include surgery.

A Cosmetic Procedures Glossary

Medical Term
Layman's Term
Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck
Malar Augmentation Chin implant
Augmentation Mammaplasty Breast Implants
Augmentation Mastopexy Breast Implants and Lift
Autologous Fat Transplantation Fat Injections
Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
Botulinum Toxin Botox
Brachioplasty Arm Lift
Canthopexy Eyelid Lift
Coronaplasty Brow or Forehead Lift
Flankoplasty Butt Lift
Gluteoplasty Buttocks Implants
Hyaluronic Acid Restylane, Radiesse, and other dermal fillers
Lip Augmentation Lips plumped through fat
or dermal filler injections
Liposuction Fat Cell Removal, Body Sculpting
Malar Augmentation Cheek Implant
Mastopexy Breast Lift
Mentoplasty Chin Augmentation
Otoplasty Ear Sculpting
Platysmaplasty Neck Lift
Reduction Mammaplasty Breast Reduction
Rhinoplasty Nose Sculpting
Rhytidectomy Facelift
Thighplasty Thigh Lift

Seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you to learn how a cosmetic procedure can help you become the self you imagine? Visit, the official site of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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