(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): lift, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty

Definition categories: act, anaplasty

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

Definition categories: act, overhaul, redevelopment, renovation

Sentences with facelift as a noun:

- The old building will get a facelift with new paint, carpet, and decoration.


1. To perform a facelift upon.