A branch of surgery dealing with the reconstruction of parts of the body deformed or damaged by burns, major accidents, or cancer. It also includes the correction of congenital defects, such as cleft lip, and the replacement of parts of the body that have been lost. aesthetic p. s. ( cosmetic surgery) plastic surgery performed simply to improve appearance.
www.baaps.org.uk Website of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.