Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See face-lift.

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  • n. Plastic surgery to reduce the visible signs of aging in the face by removing wrinkles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Etymologies

Greek rhutis, rhutid-, wrinkle + -ectomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From rhytid + -ectomy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (literally, surgical removal of wrinkles), is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful appearance.

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  • And with Botox or the ever-popular rhytidectomy, the patina of age can be polished away at least for a brief time.

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  • Face-lift (rhytidectomy) - This procedure improves sagging facial features, including loose jowls and crepey neck, by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and redraping skin.

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  • Going under the knife for a facelift - or a rhytidectomy, as it is officially known - requires a general anaesthetic, but it is worth knowing what will happen while you are out for the count.

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  • Types of Face Lift Surgeryby Amy Nutt A rhytidectomy, the technical term for a face lift, is a fairly common cosmetic surgery that it utilized to restore a more youthful appearance.

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  • Face lift surgery, or a rhytidectomy, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin.

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  • Beverly Hills facelift, or rhytidectomy, will take care of elevating cheeks, lifting jawlines, tightening the skin around the brow and temples, and raising the eyelids, depending on the individual's facial structure and expectations.

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  • Face lift in Thousand Oaks, or a rhytidectomy, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin.

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