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abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) - a procedure that reduces the area of the stomach. Fat and skin are removed from the middle and lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdomen wall are tightened.
anaesthesia - anaesthetic drug - local or general.
areola - pigmented area surrounding the nipple.
asymmetry - lacking symmetry; unequal shapes and sizes
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blepharoplasty (eyelid lift.) - a procedure where excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed from the eyelids to bring out the natural shape of the eye.
breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) - a procedure to increase the size of the breast. can also be carried out to reconstruct a breast following surgery
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capsular contracture - a complication of breast surgery which occurs if the scar around the implant begins to tighten.
chemical peeling - improve the skins appearance by applying a chemical solution, it is used for a number of conditions
collagen/fat injectable fillers - a plastic surgery technique used to correct wrinkles,
cosmetic plastic surgery - plastic surgery which corrects or reshapes imperfections of the body which are otherwise normal structures and are usually carried out to enhance the patients self belief or confidence
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facial implant - cosmetic plastic surgery to change the shape of the chin, check, or jaw. This procedure is typically done to enhance certain facial features, or to bring a certain aspect of the face into proportion with the rest of the facial structures.
flap surgery - one type of surgery that involves transporting healthy, live tissue from one location of the body to another - often to areas that have lost skin, fat, muscle movement, and/or skeletal support. There are several different types of flap surgery methods that may be utilized, depending upon the location of the flap and the structures that need to be repaired.
forehead lift - the surgical removal of excess fat and skin, as well as a tightening of the muscles in the forehead area. It can correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a facelift in order to create a smoother facial appearance overall.
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gynaecomastia - enlargement of the male breast
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hematoma - an accumulation of blood under the skin that may require removal
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injectable fillers - temporary or permament
implants - silicone prostheses for breast, chin, calf and testicle
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keloid - thickend scar tissue
lip - soft tissue at the opening of the mouth
labia - the tissue at the opening of the vagina. May be enlarged and require trimming
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mastopexy - breast uplifting procedure
mastectomy - removal of the breast for cancer
milk ducts - tubes leading to the nipple
mole - an abnormal collection of pigment cells present within the skin.
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nipple - protruding part of the female breast - may be inverted or enlarged
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peel - agents used to freshen the skin, face, hands and feet
perlance - long acting injectable filler for wrinkles
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reduction mammaplasty - breast reduction operation to make the breast less heavy
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skin cancer - leision of skin that may bleed, increase in size, change in colour or itch
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testicular implants - can help restore the normal appearance of the scrotum
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veins - blood vessels carrying blood throughout the body
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wrinkles - facial lines caused by ageing and effects of facial muscles