There are two reasons patients come to us to have a revision facelift. The first is to ‘fix’ things that didn’t go well during the first facelift. The second is that it’s time again to rejuvenate the face, and patients want the very latest techniques that will reduce or remove the signs of prior surgery while also rejuvenating the face.
A Revision facelift (secondary facelift or facelift revisional) is a corrective procedure that is performed to revise and improve upon the results of previous facial surgery. There are a number of reasons patients elect to undergo Revision facelift procedures. Some patients seek to refresh or update the results of a facelift from many years ago, while others wish to correct the results of an earlier facelift that they were dissatisfied with. Facelift techniques have drastically advanced over the past decade, and we are now able to create more natural-looking results without the excessive tightness, scarring, or facial distortions of earlier techniques.
Revisional facelift procedures require an entirely different skillset than for a first time facelift. It’s a bit like an appellate law case vs. a first time case. A higher degree of precision, accuracy, and technical proficiency are necessary than what is required for a traditional or first-time facelift procedures.
Many of Dr. Moelleken’s trademarked techniques are uniquely suited to the revisional facelift. In his Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara offices, Dr. Moelleken consults with patients and introduces them to LiveFill ®, the USIC® cheeklift, the NeckLace® and the 360 Facelift®, all techniques designed specifically with the revisional patient in mind. Dr. Moelleken will develop a customized treatment plan for the patient’s Revisional facelift that minimizes or eliminates the signs of previous surgery, enhances the patient’s existing facial features, and restores many of the features of more youthful face.
The state-of-the-art facelift techniques that Dr. Moelleken utilizes during a Revisional facelift procedure are superior to traditional methods for a variety of reasons:
Yes, a second or even third facelift can often be performed. When the first lift was performed by a surgeon or at a time in history when bad scars and distortion of the earlobes and hairline occurred, a second lift is ‘revisional’ in nature.
Absolutely! Certain physicians specialize in revision work on the face. There are discreet steps that can be taken during the revision surgery which can restore a normal appearance to the patient, as well as providing further rejuvenation. LiveFill, the USIC cheek lift, hair sparing browlifts or hair restoring browlifts, hairline restoration are all critical elements in a revisional 360 facelift… or a first time facelift!
The biggest risk is in not choosing the right surgeon. Surgeons interested in revision facelift surgery will have a long list of procedures they do, and many before-after photographs to back up their techniques.
Patients can expect to look rejuvenated, but less ‘surgical.’ Many patients view this as a life-changing experience because they were self-conscious about their appearance for so long.
If a patients needs rejuvenation of the face, and has aspects from their previous surgery that make them appear ‘pulled’, surgical’ or ‘done’, it is time for a revision facelift by a facelift expert.
A revisional facelift will not succeed unless special techniques are used to reverse (not just avoid) alterations to the facial appearance. Of course it’s better to avoid these things in the first place, so primary facelifts need to consider the same details… before they become a ‘post facelift look’
If you would like to learn more about the Revisional facelift procedure, please contact Moelleken Plastic Surgery today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Moelleken.