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Cosmetic Surgery

September 07, 1997|Jeremy Vaughn Steinman

All-American n. surgery package that includes the eyes, nose and face. "He was thinking about going for the All-American, but he'll probably settle for a rhino."

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bleph abbr. blepharoplasty. Removal of excess skin and fat from above or underneath eyes.

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double eyelid n. crease added to the eyelid. Requested by Asians who wish to have more European-looking eyes.

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hey-doc n. patient who asks for a freebie just before going under anesthesia. "We had a hey-doc this morning who was begging for a bleph."

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Malibu Barbie n. spherical breasts placed unnaturally high on the chest.

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R&R v. remove and replace breast implant. "She's regretting her Malibu Barbie, so it's time to R&R."

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rhino abbr. rhinoplasty. Nose job.

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scalpel slave n. patient who returns for many additional surgeries. syn. Michael Jackson.

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selling Hondas v. to bargain with patients over price. "Every consultation I have these days, I feel like I'm selling Hondas."

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