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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The control rates of NMSC after HDR eBx cited are consistently very high (>95%), excellent cosmesis, low toxicity and minimal long-term side effects for appropriate patients.
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.
Where this option is impractical, dispensing unequal bifocal segment sizes can be a useful alternative if the cosmesis is acceptable to the patient; this method is only successful with round segments with the largest segment dispensed to the most positive eye, thereby inducing relatively more base down prism.
Some reports suggest as many as 50 percent of persons with upper-limb amputation choose not to wear a prosthesis [5-6], often citing that the functional advantage or cosmesis did not outweigh the discomfort or inconvenience of the device.
He is the founder of Academy Dermatology of Hollywood, FL, and COSMESIS Skin Care.
1-3) Multiple studies have suggested that minimal-access and minimally invasive techniques are advantageous for several reasons, including better cosmesis, less postoperative pain, and shorter hospitalizations.
Suture closure also was associated with improved patient and physician assessments of cosmesis, compared with staple closure, Dr.
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.
The IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System creates internal bone support and alignment systems utilizing expandable balloon catheters and a photodynamic (light-curable) polymer system designed to provide stabilization, cosmesis, and flexible surgical approaches in orthopedics.
Superior cosmesis enables the matching of the prosthetics with the patient's sound side to camouflage any disability.