rhytidectomy

The surgical removal of wrinkles

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • rhytidectomy — [rit΄i dek′tə mē] n. pl. rhytidectomies plastic surgery of the face to remove wrinkles, skin folds, etc.; face lifting …   English World dictionary

  • Rhytidectomy — 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. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without… …   Wikipedia

  • rhytidectomy — /rit i dek teuh mee/, n., pl. rhytidectomies. face lift. [1930 35; < Gk rhytid , s. of rhytís wrinkle + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhytidectomy — noun Plastic surgery to reduce the visible signs of aging in the face by removing wrinkles. Syn: facelift, rhytidoplasty …   Wiktionary

  • rhytidectomy — Elimination of wrinkles from, or reshaping of, the face by excising any excess skin and tightening the remainder; the so called face lift. SYN: face lift, rhytidoplasty. [G. rhytis (rhytid ), a wrinkle] * * * rhyt·i·dec·to·my .rit ə dek tə mē n …   Medical dictionary

  • rhytidectomy — srg rhyt•i•dec•to•my [[t]ˌrɪt ɪˈdɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies. face lift • Etymology: 1930–35; < Gk rhytid , s. of rhytís wrinkle + ectomy …   From formal English to slang

  • rhytidectomy — /rɪtəˈdɛktəmi/ (say rituh dektuhmee) noun (plural rhytidectomies) → face lift (def. 1). {Greek rhytid , stem of rhytis wrinkle + ectomy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhytidectomy — noun 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 • Syn: ↑face lift, ↑facelift …   Useful english dictionary

  • MACS — can also refer to Magnetic activated cell sorting A MACS lift is an acronym for a form of facial surgery or rhytidectomy used to reduce wrinkles and lift sagging facial tissue. Originally developed in Belgium, it stands for Minimal Access Cranial …   Wikipedia

  • Ritidectomía — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ritidectomía Clasificación y recursos externos Aviso médico CIE 9 …   Wikipedia Español

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