cirurgia plástica



cosmetic surgery


Comparative law notes


In Portuguese, the term "cirurgia plástica" is a general term that can be used to refer to any type of cosmetic/plastic surgery. This general term can be divided into two types: - "cirurgia plástica estética", which focuses on enhancing a patient's appearance (in English, "cosmetic surgery"); and - "cirurgia plástica reparadora", which mainly deals with repair, reconstruction or restoration of defects due to disorders, trauma, burns, disease, etc. (in English, "plastic surgery" or "reconstructive plastic surgery").

Definitions of cosmetic surgery


medical operations to improve or change the way you look

Police fear a woman accused of murdering her neighbour may undergo cosmetic surgery and try to obtain a false passport.