face-lift

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face-lift

a cosmetic surgical operation for tightening sagging skin and smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the face
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The contradictions keep coming: if it's a familiar feminist critique that "woman" in patriarchy is formed by the imperative to look as attractive as possible to an indeterminate viewer, face-lifting both reinforces this definition and challenges the limited term of viability allowed the subject so defined.