[ noun ] a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building)
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
Moreover the centralization of our economy during the 1920 s , the dislocations of the Depression , the common ethos of Materialism everywhere , all contributed in various ways to the face-lifting that replaced Mike_Fink and the Great_Gatsby with the anonymous physiognomy of the Little_People .
[ noun ] (medicine,surgery) 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"