An operation performed on the abdominal wall for cosmetic purposes. [abdomino- + G. plastos, formed]

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ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty (.)ab-'däm-ə-nō-.plas-tē n, pl -ties cosmetic surgery of the abdomen that typically involves removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of the abdominal muscles called also tummy tuck

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ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty (ab-domґĭ-no-plas″te) plastic surgery of the surface of the abdomen. abdominoplastic adj

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