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cosmetic

 [koz-met´ik]
1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.
3. pertaining to surgical correction of a physical defect.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik),
1. Referring to surgical procedures intended to improve appearance; specifically relates to correction of deformities that result from heredity or aging and not caused by congenital anomalies, disease, trauma, or tumors.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

/cos·met·ic/ (koz-met´ik)
1. pertaining to cosmesis.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik)
1. Relating to cosmesis.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cosmetic operations
see cosmetic surgery (below).
cosmetic shell
an artificial device, molded in the shape of a phthisic globe, and permanently placed over that globe to produce an improved appearance.
cosmetic surgery
surgery carried out purely to enhance the appearance of the animal. When it is for the purpose of enhancing or disguising its appearance in the show ring, this is considered unethical. The animal is not in a position to judge or to express an opinion and the question of beauty is adjudicated by the owner. Because animal fashions have sometimes tended to the bizarre there has been a marked turn in public opinion against cosmetic operations which are seen by some as unwarranted mutilations.
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London, Dec 12 (ANI): Celebs' bodies are inspiring more and more women to go for cosmetic operations, new figures have revealed.
Most people (28%) had dentistry work done while 10% opted for cosmetic operations like liposuction or boob jobs.
An upcoming EU ban on the practice has prompted a move to test products on skin samples left over from cosmetic operations.
A BREAST reductions are the cosmetic operations that give the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
Researchers said ten per cent believe they will definitely go under the knife for plastic surgery and26 per cent said they would possibly have cosmetic operations.
Liposuction can be performed on any part of the body where there is fat and under the chin is a very common area - it is now one of the most common cosmetic operations in the United States.
In recent years costly cosmetic operations have come into vogue among up-and-coming black professionals, especially since South Africa's most beloved television talk show host, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle (who describes herself as "a girl from the dusty, daring and dangerous streets of Soweto who dared to dream"), boasted of having surgery to downsize her buttocks.
For the make-up artist to the stars has spent nearly pounds 65,000 on TWENTY- TWO cosmetic operations in 11 years to give him the perfect look.
Doctors performing purely cosmetic operations must register for VAT and pass the charge on to patients in a move which will boost public finances by an estimated pounds 500million a year.
Berlusconi, 74, is said to have covered bills for seven women to have the cosmetic operations after prosecutors investigating sex allegations against him quizzed plastic surgeon Dr Giacomo Urtis.