• I think the trend is moving towards "Cosmetic Surgery" which is more appropriate. The word "plastic" derives from the Greek plastikos meaning to mold or to shape; its use here is not connected with the synthetic polymer material known as plastic. Plastic surgeons typically mold and reshape the following tissues of the body: bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, and skin.
  • Just guessing, silicone is a version of plastic isn't it? And silicone is a rather important part of plastic surgery...Therefor...
  • Yes that is an unusual use for the word plastic.
  • you get surgery to try to look perfect, like a barbie doll (or ken i suppose) ... and barbie dolls are made out of plastic, hence plastic surgery
  • "Plastic comes from the Greek word “plastikos”, which means “to mold”. During plastic surgeries, the face and body are “molded” by a highly skilled physician to maximize both appearance and function." Plastic surgery combines cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

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