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facelift

Syllabification: facelift
Pronunciation: /ˈfāslift
 
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Definition of facelift in English:

noun

1A cosmetic surgical operation to remove unwanted wrinkles by tightening the skin of the face.
Example sentences
  • No longer is plastic surgery limited to facelifts and tummy tucks.
  • A facelift can reduce saggy skin and wrinkles to produce a more alert and youthful appearance.
  • 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.
Synonyms
cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, nip and tuck
1.1A procedure carried out to improve the appearance of something: the station has undergone a multimillion-dollar facelift
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • The UK's first prison ship for 200 years could be closed unless an expensive facelift is carried out.
  • Clacton's maternity unit was due to reopen today after a major facelift to improve conditions for mothers and staff.
Synonyms
renovation, redecoration, refurbishment, revamp, revamping, makeover, reconditioning, overhauling, modernization, restoration, repair, redevelopment, rebuilding, reconstruction, refit

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