If you feel unsatisfied with the results of a facelift, a revision facelift can give you the look you hope to achieve.
What is a Revision Facelift Like?
You will be under general anesthesia for the procedure to keep you from feeling anything. The surgeon will perform the procedure, and you will awaken in a recovery room. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your face. You can go home the same day, but you will need someone to drive for you. You will have follow-up appointments scheduled in the following days to make sure you heal well.
Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Facelift Surgery?
If you have had a facelift surgery and do not feel satisfied with the results, you may be a good candidate for revision facelift surgery. However, you must wait six to eight months after your first facelift to allow full healing.
*Individual Results May Vary
What is a Revision Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?
A revision facelift alters the results of previous facelift surgery to give you results you feel happy with. The surgeon can correct many of the concerns you might have and give you a much-improved surgical outcome.
People seek facelift revision surgery for many reasons. Some feel unhappy with the procedure overall, while some want to remove a scar or lump that has not resolved with healing. Others feel their original facelift did not correct their sagging skin and would like more tightness. For some, the original facelift worked very well, but over many years age has created more sagging they would like to resolve.
Whether problems arise during or after the original procedure, a revision facelift can improve and correct your results.
How Does a Revision Facelift Work?
Your surgeon will use an individualized plan to approach your rhytidectomy, using your particular concerns and desired results as a guide. Whenever possible, revision surgery follows existing scars to prevent adding any new ones. Most surgeons disguise facelift scars in the hairline or other inconspicuous places to make them almost invisible.
The surgeon will manipulate the skin and underlying tissues until they feel that your desired result has been achieved. This aspect of the procedure requires artistry as well as skill, so you should always choose a surgeon with experience in revision facelift surgeries.
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What is Recovery From Revision Facelift Surgery Like?
A rhytidectomy is a significant procedure, so you will experience bruising, swelling, and soreness after the procedure. Your surgeon will give you instructions on managing your discomfort.
You can resume normal activities when your surgeon gives you permission, depending on how intensive your procedure was. Full results appear after several weeks as the swelling resolves, although it may take several months before all swelling has gone away.