Definition of facelift in English:



  • 1A cosmetic surgical operation to remove unwanted wrinkles by tightening the skin of the face.

    • ‘When surgeons perform a facelift they lift the skin of the face and neck and expose a raw surface.’
    • ‘No longer is plastic surgery limited to facelifts and tummy tucks.’
    • ‘A number of states are considering taxing cosmetic surgery like facelifts, tummy tucks, and Botox injections.’
    • ‘Working in a central Florida practice that specializes in veins, aesthetics, and anti-aging, Dr. Murray became interested in an alternative to facelifts that has since become known as the Featherlift.’
    • ‘Plastic surgeons currently use facelifts or liposuction to try to tackle these signs of aging.’
    • ‘The investigation comes after widespread concerns about more radical cosmetic surgery, such as facelifts and liposuction, which has resulted in a tightening of the law.’
    • ‘In reality, many people want to rid themselves of neck ‘wattle’ to look younger or to wear certain clothes or accessories more comfortably, without having facelifts.’
    • ‘Eileen opted for a total facelift to remove all her excess skin; it's a major operation which will last around six hours.’
    • ‘More radical cosmetic surgical procedures, such as facelifts and rhinoplasty, increased as well, up five percent.’
    • ‘A facelift can reduce saggy skin and wrinkles to produce a more alert and youthful appearance.’
    • ‘But facelifts and plastic surgery for pets are commonplace in the United States, where the pampering of pooches has become big business.’
    • ‘Just like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, facelifts can have complications.’
    • ‘Breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tucks to suck the fat, facelifts, nose reshaping, and eyelid surgery are the most popular surgical procedures.’
    • ‘However, cosmetic plastic surgery is not covered by insurance, which includes facelifts.’
    • ‘Among women the greatest demand is for facelifts and breast surgery - though Lewis says face-lifting is more popular than ever before with both sexes.’
    • ‘But the face of plastic surgery is changing from facelifts to less invasive options.’
    • ‘More consumers are considering injectables to prolong or avoid facelifts, forehead lifts and eyelid surgeries.’
    • ‘Based on his experience, Dr. Bank recommended all patients older than 40 years of age who desire body contour improvement in the neck, abdomen, or arm shouldn't be immediately relegated to facelifts, tummy tucks, and arm jobs.’
    • ‘It was explained to her before surgery that a facelift would do nothing for the mouth lines.’
    • ‘Women are turning to quick-fix plastic surgery such as facelifts or fat reduction in their lunch-hour as the trend to keep looking young reaches new heights.’
    cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery
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    1. 1.1 A procedure carried out to improve the appearance of something.
      ‘the station has undergone a multimillion pound facelift’
      • ‘The gate had been undergoing a two-year facelift to repair damage done by age and pollution.’
      • ‘Computerised images show how the facelift could appear if the blueprint is backed by retailers and city planning officials.’
      • ‘The Carlton Street car park has undergone a facelift, aimed at making it brighter, more welcoming and with increased security.’
      • ‘Manchester has gone through a huge cosmetic facelift.’
      • ‘The city is now undergoing a large-scale facelift for the conference, the first of its kind to be held in China.’
      • ‘Plans to give Bolton's historic Market Hall a multi-million pound facelift were being considered by councillors today.’
      • ‘The exterior and the interior of the house will undergo a major facelift.’
      • ‘Clacton's maternity unit was due to reopen today after a major facelift to improve conditions for mothers and staff.’
      • ‘Its interior facelift also includes improvements to the instruments and door panels.’
      • ‘The UK's first prison ship for 200 years could be closed unless an expensive facelift is carried out.’
      • ‘A Warminster park is to undergo a facelift worth thousands of pounds to bring new attractions to the town.’
      • ‘In its effort to compete, Ocean Park in Aberdeen is projected to undergo a complete facelift in two phases over about six years.’
      • ‘We drove on round Vauxhall Cross, a giant ring road which has been undergoing a radical facelift for what seems like forever.’
      • ‘The top end of the city centre needs a cosmetic facelift and business investment so it can complement the Rawson Quarter.’
      • ‘Since Royds underwent its seven-year facelift, burglary has been practically eliminated from the estate.’
      • ‘Work started yesterday on a £1m facelift to improve passenger facilities and security at York station.’
      • ‘One of Waterford's most popular restaurants underwent a facelift recently.’
      • ‘A pub is to undergo a major facelift as part of a plan to improve its facilities.’
      • ‘The Royal meet will be hosted at York's Knavesmire in June as its home course in Berkshire undergoes a massive facelift.’
      • ‘Bradford Council is to make The Grove a one-way street to motorists starting on Monday as it carries out a facelift on the popular shopping area.’
      renovation, redecoration, refurbishment, revamp, revamping, makeover, rehabilitation, reconditioning, overhauling, modernization, restoration, repair, redevelopment, rebuilding, reconstruction, remodelling, updating, improvement
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