Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery - intervention that addresses various external defects (mainly on the face). Cosmetic surgery is performed for removing facial wrinkles, pigmentary stains on the exposed parts of the body, correction of nose, lips, and eyelids, ears, breast , and so on cosmetic surgery use the principles of skin plastics, use a variety of bone and cartilage grafts. Cosmetic surgery operates mainly in specialized hospitals.
In the USSR the institutions of medical cosmetics are available in Moscow and Kyiv, and medical cosmetic clinic - and in other large cities.
Cm. also Plastic surgery.