1. 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

some actresses have more than one face lift

Derivationally related forms: ↑face-lift (for: ↑face lifting)
Hyponyms: ↑nose job, ↑rhinoplasty
2. a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes

give your home a facelift


more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction

Syn: ↑face lift, ↑face lifting
Hypernyms: ↑renovation, ↑redevelopment, ↑overhaul

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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