face-lift


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face-lift

also face·lift (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-lift·ed, face-lift·ing, face-lifts also face·lift·ed or face·lift·ing or face·lifts
To perform a face-lift upon.

face-lift

n
1. (Surgery) a cosmetic surgical operation for tightening sagging skin and smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the face
2. any improvement or renovation, as of a building, etc
vb
(Surgery) (tr) to improve the appearance of, as by a face-lift

face′-lift`

or face′lift`,



n.
1. plastic surgery on the face to eliminate sagging and wrinkles.
2. a renovation or restyling.
v.t.
3. to perform a face-lift upon.
[1920–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.face-lift - perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

face-lift

noun
The act of making new or as if new again:
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She planned to cash in an insurance policy that had reached maturity and that, coupled with the rent I'd be paying her, meant she could afford her face-lift too.
Inside the lodge, the sport shop and restaurant are getting a face-lift, and the ticket windows are being redone with new platforms, windows and awnings.
Saabs rarely receive drastic changes, so a mild face-lift for the 9000CS brings only new headlamps, a lowered nose and higher tail.
Auto Business News-July 24, 2014--Volkswagen rolls out 400,000th face-lift version of Polo Highline diesel variant
About 150 students at the California State University, Northridge, Pierce College and Woodbury University will also contribute plans for the Sun Valley face-lift.
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.
Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI)(FWB:DAI), is launching its face-lift CLS at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
With an all-new version still two years away, the current model gets an interim face-lift with restyled grille, new headlamps and front bumper treatment.
Auto Business News-April 22, 2014--Toyota reveals details of face-lift Yaris
Auto Business News-April 16, 2014--Mini to launch face-lift Countryman at New York Auto Show
The face-lift is expected to cost roughly $100,000.
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