cosmesis


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cosmesis

 [koz-me´sis]
1. the preservation, restoration, or bestowing of bodily beauty.
2. the surgical correction of a disfiguring physical defect.

cos·me·sis

(koz-mē'sis),
A concern in therapeutics for the appearance of the patient; that is, an operation that improves appearance.
[G. kosmēsis, an adorning, fr. kosmeō, to order, arrange, adorn, fr. kosmos, order]

cosmesis

/cos·me·sis/ (koz-me´sis)
1. the preservation, restoration, or bestowing of bodily beauty.
2. the surgical correction of a disfiguring physical defect.

cosmesis

[kosmē′sis]
the use of cosmetics or surgery for preserving or enhancing self-image.

cosmesis

The process of beautification, usually understood to mean as a result of cosmetic surgery.

cosmesis

Cosmetic results. See Hair replacement.

cos·me·sis

(koz-mē'sis)
A concern in therapeutics, especially in surgical operations, for the appearance of the patient.
[G. kosmēsis, an adorning, fr. kosmeō, to order, arrange, adorn, fr. kosmos, order]

cosmesis

Consideration or concern for appearance.

cosmesis

acceptable and pleasing appearance, e.g. following surgery

cosmesis

cosmetic therapy or procedures, such as tattooing. Also sometimes applied to such procedures when used for therapeutic purposes.
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Moss also details the making of an improved prop by utilising orthodontic round steel wire, and fixing it to the bridge of a modern plastic spectacle frame to improve cosmesis and give greater movement to the upper lid.
Two patients were unhappy, because the prosthesis which they were using was not giving good cosmesis.
RES has a broad range of applications and can be used to restart healing in unresponsive wounds, to repair burns using less donor skin yet with improved functional and aesthetic outcomes, and to restore pigmentation and improve cosmesis of damaged skin.
This patient-centric technology offers speed, comfort, cosmesis and convenience, and eliminates the percutaneous injury created by metal staples and the need for removal.
Conclusion: Intralesional 5-Fluorouracil injection improved cosmesis of primary as well as recurrent pterygia, but did not have statistically significant effect on corneal astigmatism.
Surgery may also be pursued for cosmesis in cases of cutaneous lesions that do not involute.
Suture closure also was associated with improved patient and physician assessments of cosmesis, compared with staple closure, Dr.
Dose homogeneity with intensity-modulated radiotherapy reduced the risk of skin telangiectasia, resulting in superior overall cosmesis for early breast cancer patients in a 5-year single-center trial.
Laparoscopic surgery is better in terms surgical invasivity, blood loss, recovery and cosmesis and patient satisfaction", said Dr.
Summary: In the not too distant past, just wearing prosthetics could induce shame: The Barbie doll cosmesis (a cosmetic cover), tipped with a hook, acted like social repellent, pushing the user and the observer apart.