cosmetic surgery :
"- Surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity, or defect. - reconstruction of cutaneous or underlying tissues, performed to improve and correct a structural defect or to remove a scar, birthmark, or normal evidence of aging." (medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)
plastic surgery :
"- surgery concerned with restoration, reconstruction, correction, or improvement in shape and appearance of body structures that are defective, damaged, or misshapen by injury, disease, or growth and development." (medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)
aesthetic surgery : "Plastic or cosmetic surgery." (medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)
Plastic surgeon:"A surgeon who specializes in reducing scarring or disfigurement that may occur as a result of accidents, birth defects, or treatment for diseases, such as melanoma.
Many plastic surgeons also perform cosmetic surgery that is unrelated to medical conditions, such as rhinoplasty to change the shape of the nose." (medterms.com)
Hyaluronan (also called hyaluronic acid or hyaluronate) "is a common ingredient in skin-care products...
In 2003, the FDA approved hyaluronan injections for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles...
Hyaluronan injections temporarily smooth wrinkles by adding volume under the skin, with effects typically lasting for six months." (Wikipedia)
Laser Skin Resurfacing : "One of the most popular anti-aging remedies is laser skin resurfacing, which improves the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation (discolored areas of the skin), primarily around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat large areas of the face." (yourplasticsurgeryguide.com)
on Tattoos and Plastic Surgery(topics-mag.com) "What do you think of tattooing and plastic surgery? Would
you have either one done?
Students from Argentina, Korea, Turkey and Japan express their viewpoints."
How safe is cosmetic surgery ?
"Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular - there are now around 100,000 operations in the UK each year.
But for those tempted to improve their looks surgically, how safe are the procedures?" (BBC)