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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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totally the was so I for one' Ideally I'd love to look 37, I still look in the mirror and think, 'oh no, I don't look as youthful as I'd like.' I have been told I have face dysmorphia, but in a year or two I'll have another face-lift.
In traditional face-lift procedures, sutures are used to close the flap of skin at its edge, often leaving a space underneath the tissue that can lead to post-operative complications.
This is just messing with nature but the nonsurgical face-lift is just like going to the gym, the only difference being it is a work out for your face, rather than your body.
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The research found that voice-controlled robotic arms were useful in eight of the nine different surgical procedures studied, including endoscopic brow and face-lift (facial procedures using an endoscope, a special viewing instrument that allows a surgeon to see images of the body's internal structures through tiny incisions); open brow and face-lift; endoscopic breast augmentation; open breast augmentation; and general surgical assistance.
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"The Mythology of the Face-Lift" by Wendy Doniger, in Social Research (Spring 2000), New School Univ., 65 Fifth Ave., Rm.