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Abbreviations & Acronym Glossary

Common Abbreviations

Abbreviations & Acronym Glossary

What the heck do all the acronyms on the message boards mean?

This probably won't be a complete list, but we'll do our best to keep it current, IYKWIM. ;-)

Click a letter from the list below to see the acronym/abbreviation list for that letter.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A - Acronyms/Abbreviations
B - Acronyms/Abbreviations

BA - Breast Augmentation surgery. Technically, breast augmentation isn't really "on-topic" at FaceForum, but you will see the acronym now and again on the message board. For an in-depth look at breast augmentation and breast implants, we recommend our sister site at ImplantInfo.com.

BLEPH - Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

BTW - By The Way

C - Acronyms/Abbreviations
D - Acronyms/Abbreviations
E - Acronyms/Abbreviations
F - Acronyms/Abbreviations

FL - Facelift

G - Acronyms/Abbreviations
H - Acronyms/Abbreviations
I - Acronyms/Abbreviations

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IMO - In My Opinion

I/O - Inner/Outer

IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean

J - Acronyms/Abbreviations
K - Acronyms/Abbreviations
L - Acronyms/Abbreviations

LMAO - Laughing My @ss Off

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

M - Acronyms/Abbreviations
N - Acronyms/Abbreviations

NM - No Message - Please see "NT" below for more info.

NT, also N/T - No Text - Used on message boards to signify that the message has a subject line only and no body text. Important Note: If you are replying to an n/t thread, PLEASE, PLEASE remove the n/t from the subject line before you post or else people won't read your message.

O - Acronyms/Abbreviations
P - Acronyms/Abbreviations

PS - Plastic Surgeon

Q - Acronyms/Abbreviations
R - Acronyms/Abbreviations

ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing. (Funnier than LOL.)

S - Acronyms/Abbreviations

SMAS - (As in SMAS facelift) Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System - The skin on the face is comprised of the superficial epidermal-dermal layer, the underlying subcutaneous fat, and beneath them, a gliding membrane composed partly of fibro-elastic connective tissue and partly of muscle. This gliding connective tissue membrane layer is called the Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System or SMAS.

T - Acronyms/Abbreviations

TT - Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty - This is not really "on-topic" here at FaceForum, but you will see it on the discussion board occasionally. For excellent liposuction, tummy tuck and abdominoplasty resources and discussions, please visit our sister site at LipoSite.com.

U - Acronyms/Abbreviations

UAL - Ultrasonic Assisted Lipoplasty (liposuction)

U/L - Upper/Lower

V - Acronyms/Abbreviations
W - Acronyms/Abbreviations
X - Acronyms/Abbreviations
Y - Acronyms/Abbreviations
Z - Acronyms/Abbreviations


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