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face-lift

 
popular name for rhytidectomy.

rhyt·i·dec·tom·y

(rit'i-dek'tŏ-mē),
Literally, excision of wrinkles. Usually used to designate rejuvenative surgery of the cheeks and neck performed by tightening the facial supporting structures and excising excess skin; face-lift.
[G. rhytis (rhytid-), a wrinkle]

face-lift

also

facelift

(fās′lĭft′)
n.
1. Plastic surgery to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes. Also called rhytidectomy.
2. A restyling or modernization, as of a building.
tr.v. face-lifted, face-lifting, face-lifts
To perform a face-lift upon.

rhyt·i·dec·tom·y

(rit'i-dek'tŏ-mē)
Elimination of wrinkles from, or reshaping of, the face by excising any excess skin and tightening the remainder; the so-called face-lift.
Synonym(s): rhytidoplasty.
[G. rhytis (rhytid-), a wrinkle]
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Gorman, the acupuncturist, says most celebrities are less inclined these days to seek a complete face-lift.
However, quickie facial repairs can be immediately rewarding, while surgical face-lift patients must put up with days or weeks of pain, puffiness and bruising before enjoying their reflections again.
Biovisage also treats face-lift patients shortly after surgery to reduce pain, swelling and bruising.
Early face-lifts that pulled skin back went one better by using blunt scissors to detach the skin from the muscles around the mouth and forehead which were seen as causing wrinkling.
Such face-lifts were clearly apt to cause problems - particularly when surgeons pulled the skin back as tight as they could so the effects would last as long as possible.
Cary Grant also made sure he kept the youthful looks that made him a screen idol by having a face-lift - done by the surgeon Marilyn had used.
To us, too, having a face-lift suggests conformity to a norm of glamour and beauty, and refusing one reinforces an essentialist view of woman as locked in "natural," biological determinism.
Thankfully, the combination of being both an artist and a woman offers a way out of the ethical dilemma: most of us are too poor for a face-lift.
Often the pressure of a high-powered job and staring at a computer screen for hours on end can be extremely ageing in some people and a face-lift gives them renewed confidence.
I'd known them for so long they were basically family and of course there was one major plus point - there would be plenty of money left over for my dream face-lift.
Because after I'd sold the house and given the kids and the grandkids their share of the proceeds, the face-lift was next on my to-do list.
Dr Robert Thayer Sataloff, of the ear, nose and throat department of Philadelphia's Graduate Hospital, said: "There are people who pay pounds 9,000 for a face-lift and as soon as they open their mouth they sound like they're 75.