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If you don’t like the results of your primary facelift, suffer from complications from a botched surgery, or if your facelift is over ten years old, you may need a revision facelift. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons ensure safe, consistent, natural facelift results.

Board Certification Matters

A facelift is an incredibly challenging surgical procedure that must be performed by board-certified experts. Patients who visit surgeons without the right credentials often end up with unwanted complications or surgical results that necessitate revision surgery. In addition to the costs of another surgical procedure, you would also need to undergo another round of recovery and downtime. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons curate highly personalized surgical plans to ensure natural results that conform to your goals and anatomy.

What is a Revision Facelift?

A revision facelift is any facelift performed after the primary (first) facelift. Basically, your second, third, fourth, and all other facelifts are considered revision facelifts. The reasons for a revision facelift vary from one individual to the next. Some individuals request a revision facelift to touch up the results of the primary procedure after a decade or more. And others undergo a revision facelift to deal with complications arising from a botched primary facelift, such as excess scar tissues and overly-stretched skin.

Reasons for a Revision Facelift:

  • Facelift performed over 10 years ago
  • Overly stretched or pulled skin
  • Excessively visible scarring on the face
  • Poorly placed scars
  • Pixie ears, i.e., the earlobes are pulled forward
  • Residual jowling after the procedure
  • Excess skin laxity after the procedure
  • Insufficiency aesthetic changes
  • Puckering, creasing, or dimpling of the skin
  • Unwanted aesthetic changes to the hairline or mouth
  • Unnatural looking results
  • Asymmetry after the procedure
  • Use of outdated surgical techniques
  • Complications arising from the primary facelift

Your Revision Facelift Journey: Consultation, Surgery, Recovery

Your revision facelift journey starts with a thorough consultation with our plastic surgeons. During your consultation, the surgeon will carefully examine your facial skin, measure the degree and grade of skin laxity, study the results of the primary procedure, and identify the locations of the incision marks. After a thorough evaluation, the surgeon will determine if you’re a good candidate for a revision facelift, discuss your concerns and goals, and curate a personalized surgical plan.

Generally speaking, a revision facelift involves making strategic incisions on targeted areas of the face, such as along the hairline or behind the ears. After making incisions, the surgeon elevates the skin, trims excess skin tissues, and tightens underlying tissues and muscles. Our surgeons usually perform the procedure via the same incisions as the primary facelift, but in some cases, it might be necessary to create new incisions in discrete locations.

The incisions will be covered with bandages, and you may have drainage tubes placed to remove excess fluids. Most patients need at least two weeks off work to recover after revision rhinoplasty. You can expect swelling, moderate pain, discomfort, and bruising around the incisions, but these side effects will gradually dissipate in a few weeks. You must avoid high-intensity activities for 4 to 6 weeks and accurately follow the surgeon’s recovery guidelines.

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Wright Spellman Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery practice led by a talented team of plastic surgeons and a caring staff. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons have performed thousands of successful plastic surgeries. They curate personalized treatment plans to ensure natural results that meet your goals and expectations. Please schedule an appointment to explore your revision facelift options in Sarasota, FL.

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