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Synonyms for cosmetic


Synonyms for cosmetic

serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body

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The government is also considering the introduction of a breast implant registry to make a record of all cosmetic operations.
But when it comes to surgery there are horror stories -- at least half a dozen of them reported in recent years -- of people dying following backstreet cosmetic operations, often as a result of complications from anaesthesia.
Where the NHS reverses private cosmetic operations because of risks to the individual, the Health Secretary must negotiate a clear expectation that those costs will be reimbursed.
Few, though, will argue against the idea of there being restrictions on NHS cosmetic operations like tattoo removal, tummy tucks, boob and nose jobs.
In August 2009, a Chilean woman (43) died after three cosmetic operations.
It was not until he underwent a string of cosmetic operations in a carefully planned effort to hide his identity that he was eventually caught last week.
But gettingNHS funding for many larger cosmetic operations is often more difficult.
Mr Munro criticised the NHS in Scotland, where breast implants, nose jobs and tummy tucks are the most common cosmetic operations.
More than 75,000 cosmetic operations are performed a year.
Apparently there were over 100,000 cosmetic operations undertaken in the UK last year, 7,000 of them on young women under 18.
When they were first told she could have a series of cosmetic operations to alter the instantly recognisable facial features caused by Down's - surgery which is opposed by the Down's Syndrome Association - they rejected the idea.
I have currently performed over 1,200 of these cosmetic operations, and I'm looking forward to training and licensing surgeons nationwide to perform this revolutionary facelift that has been well proven and gone through the test of time.
Cosmetic operations in Britain rose by 65 per cent last year and 92 per cent of them were on women for breast surgery, face lifts and eye work.
This new series claims that repairing botched cosmetic operations is now a business in itself - but do these secondary surgeries result in people finally getting the look they wanted, or do they simply make the best of a bad job?