rhytidectomy[rit′i-dek′tŏ-mē]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. Literally, excision of wrinkles. Usually used to designate rejuvenative surgery of the cheeks and neck performed by tightening the facial supporting structures and excising excess skin; face-lift.

Synonyms
face-lift , facialplasty , rhytidoplasty

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