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A cosmetic procedure intended to make a person appear younger by removing wrinkles and excess facial skin, tightening sagging tissues, and redraping skin on the patient's face and neck
Relative contraindications Smokers—due to poor blood supply; bald—no place to hide scars; obese—unreliable and lumpy results
Complications Asymmetry, haematoma, injury to nerves—facial, great auricular—scars, sloughing of skin; signs of aging may recur in one year

facelift

Rhitidectomy Cosmetic surgery A procedure in which wrinkles and sagging soft tissues of face and neck are 'tightened', imparting a more youthful appearance Complications Asymmetry, hematoma, injury to nerves–facial, great auricular, scars, sloughing of skin; signs of aging may recur in one yr. See Weekend face lift, Nose job.

Facelift

Plastic surgery performed to remove sagging skin and wrinkles from the patient's face.
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Traditional Facelift surgery employs invasive techniques that tighten loose skin.
Generally speaking, facelifts tighten the skin, specifically the lower face and jowl.
Cabrera of Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton announces his new quick-recovery facelift procedure, TheSmarterLift[TM].
The facelift version of Innova will not only sport a stylish look with redecorated exteriors, but will sport new facets in the interior also.
Your facelift feature was great, let nature take its course I say
They will get longer-lasting results with a full facelift.
VIENNA, February 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Who hasn't seen those elderly Hollywood divas with doll-like faces overtightened by facelifts performed with scalpels?
In 2007, 4,238 facelifts were carried out on women - a rise of 37 per cent on the previous year.
There weren't many facelifts being done in Wales and it's a good opportunity to work from an established hospital,' he said.
While the top five surgical procedures are liposuction, breast enlargement, nose reshaping, eye lid surgery and facelifts.
The overall goal of the traditional facelift is to remove excess skin and fat from the neck and lower half of the face and to tighten the remaining tissue sometimes including the neck, chin and eyes.
Koone describes the procedures she offers as facelifts without surgery.