The surgeon’s objective in a facelift cosmetic surgery procedure is to reverse facial aging signs through tightening the muscles and tissues beneath the skin, eliminating deposits of surplus fat in the face, jaw, and neck, while mitigating lines, wrinkles, and folds, and trimming sagging or loose skin.
The results of a successful facelift will usually sustain for about 7 to 10 years or more.
However, despite best efforts, environmental factors and aging take a toll and impact the facial appearance. People who have undergone one facelift, often seek another surgery to rejuvenate the face after a few years. A revision or secondary facelift refers to a facelift performed on a patient who has already had a facelift in the past.
Cordial and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides revision facelift surgery and various other aesthetic procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other neighborhoods and communities in this region of the country.
Candidates for a revision facelift surgery may include:
People who have had a good facelift 7 to 10 years ago, but are now starting to see visible signs of aging reappear
Individuals need not wait for this long to consider a revision facelift plastic surgery procedure. A person who feels that their facelift was ideal but the outcomes did not sustain as long as expected, can also be good candidates for this procedure.
People who underwent a facelift which could not address all signs of facial aging
In cases where a facelift is done without a neck lift, for example, the face might look youthful while the jawline and neck will continue to look droopy, saggy, or lax. Similarly, it the facelift is performed without a complementary cheek lift, the cheeks may appear droopy and the lower eyes hollow which can compromise the outcome of the facelift.
People whose facelift caused a “tight,” “pulled back,” or “windswept” appearance
Advanced facelift techniques allow experienced surgeons to orchestrate the facial structures at a deeper level than could be done in the past. This enables them to create significantly more natural-looking outcomes and happier patients.
Revision facelifts comprise of multiple techniques which are the same as a “first-time” facelift procedure. However, revision facelifts are more complex. A revision facelift surgery must consider the patient’s individual cosmetic goals as well as scar tissue from the past surgery.
Furthermore, the surgeon must also operate on structures of the face that have been surgically altered before and shifted from the original position. If performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon with a precise surgical plan, a revision facelift can create attractive results and leave the patient with a youthful, radiant, and rejuvenated facial appearance.
Facial structures are very complicated. Modern facelift techniques entail making changes to the muscles and tissue deep within the skin. This makes it vital to choose a surgeon with a high skill level, extensive facial surgery experience, and an eye for aesthetic detail.
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