(LIVESCIENCE) — A face-lift or eyelid lift may make you look slightly younger, but not any more attractive, a new study suggests.

In the research, patients who’d had facial cosmetic surgeryto correct signs of aging were rated as looking three years younger, on average, than they did before their operations. However, they were not rated as looking any more attractive.

The researchers conducted the study to try to objectively quantify improvements in attractiveness after surgery, which are often subjective and based on anecdotal reports.

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