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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]