disfiguring surgery

A term for surgery that significantly changes the appearance of a body region that is not generally covered by clothing—e.g., the face, hands and arms—or a region that is integral to a person’s body image—e.g., the breasts. Disfiguring surgery is undertaken for extensive cancer or to repair significant trauma; the term mutilating surgery generally refers to other—usually covered—body regions

disfiguring surgery

A popular term for surgery that mutilates, especially if it affects the face, hands and arms; the term mutilating surgery generally refers to other body regions
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Most are extremely relieved to avoid painful, disfiguring surgery and long recovery times.
Osseointegrated dental implants are also used to rehabilitate patients whose external facial structures, such as noses, cheek bones or ears, are missing due to birth defects or disfiguring surgery or trauma.
This means that patients could avoid the potentially disfiguring surgery currently used to stage their cancer.
Having less disfiguring surgery and the ability to deliver less chemotherapy based on the stage at diagnosis are for me a step forward.
Late diagnosis of oral cancer can lead to disfiguring surgery, and it causes many deaths a year.
The aim, she said, is to create a noninvasive test that could diagnose head and neck cancer in its earliest stages, before prognosis is poor and available treatments are limited to disfiguring surgery and grueling regimens of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
While our case and the case reported by Tsiodras et al (13) are rare and were characterized by somewhat extenuating circumstances, each represents a clear case of successful treatment of this invasive disease with relatively nontoxic medications that spared both patients radical, disfiguring surgery.
Left untreated, basal-cell carcinomas can invade deep tissue and require disfiguring surgery.
Peter successfully sued Dr Mairs and the medical centre, claiming he might not have needed disfiguring surgery if he had been sent to hospital earlier.
Those who do survive frequently undergo disfiguring surgery.
The results of OncoSec's skin cancer program have so far shown a positive outcome among the class of patients who would typically be subjected to disfiguring surgery.
We are looking to improve the treatment outcome for patients afflicted with skin cancer who would otherwise be subjected to disfiguring surgery," stated Dr.