What is a Revision Facelift?
A revision facelift is a facial rejuvenation procedure that helps patients who previously experienced under- or over-treated facelift results.
The goal of a facelift procedure is to help a patient reduce the visible signs of aging in the face and enjoy a harmonious facial appearance. Yet under-treated facelift surgery causes facial skin to droop, leading to jowls, loose neck skin and wrinkles. In other instances, over-treated facelift surgery causes the facial skin to tighten – something that makes the face appear hollow. Additionally, under- and over-treated facelift surgeries sometimes cause scarring and other facial issues, resulting in an unnatural facial appearance.
Revision facelift surgery is a complex procedure and must be performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Azizzadeh is a top-rated Los Angeles revision facelift surgeon with comprehensive facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expertise. He is happy to meet with a revision facelift candidate and help him or her determine the best course of action to correct the results of a past facelift.
Why Would I Need a Facelift Revision?
If a patient is unhappy with the results of his or her facelift surgery, a revision facelift is available. By undergoing a revision facelift, an individual can treat visible signs of aging in the face that were not addressed during a prior facelift. In fact, a revision facelift enables a patient to correct frown lines, wrinkles and other common signs of aging in the face, resulting in a natural-looking facial appearance.
Alternatively, a patient may require a revision facelift to “touch up” their results ten or more years after their primary facelift. While a facelift reverses the signs of aging, in the years following a facelift, the face will continue to age. After ten or more years, many facelift patients opt to have a revision facelift to freshen up their appearance.
A revision facelift is a major surgical procedure, and Dr. Azizzadeh works with a patient to help him or her make an informed treatment decision. Dr. Azizzadeh explains the revision facelift surgery process, along with the treatment’s recovery timeline. He also conducts an in-depth patient evaluation and provides detailed postoperative revision facelift surgery instructions. Dr. Azizzadeh even consults with a patient in the weeks and months after a revision facelift to ensure he or she can achieve the optimal results.
Benefits of Revision Facelift Surgery
Revision facelift benefits include:
- Improved Facial Contours: Restores youthful contours in the face.
- Enhanced Facial Shape: Removes excess fat and skin on the neck and face.
- Rejuvenated Facial Appearance: Tightens the facial muscles and eliminates fold lines between the nose and mouth.
Thanks to the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, individuals can receive extensive revision facelift support. Dr. Azizzadeh teaches patients about revision facelift surgery and responds to their treatment concerns and questions. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a custom revision facelift surgery plan for each patient. With this plan in place, Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient can get the best-possible results from revision facelift surgery.
Am I a Candidate for Revision Facelift Surgery?
Dr. Azizzadeh conducts a revision facelift patient evaluation prior to treatment. During the evaluation, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient and finds out why he or she is considering a revision facelift. He also reviews a patient’s medical history.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes revision facelift surgery is the best treatment option, he then creates a personalized treatment plan for his patient. Or, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes the potential risks of revision facelift surgery outweigh the procedure’s benefits, he offers alternative treatment options
How Will I Know If I Need a Facelift Revision?
Revision facelift patients may display one or more of the following visible signs of aging in the face:
- Facial expression lines
- Volume loss
- Skin that is too tight or too loose
- Asymmetrical facial appearance
Dr. Azizzadeh sees the face as a continuum, and he recognizes that changes to one area of the face can impact facial harmony. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh offers revision facelift surgery to simultaneously treat common signs of aging in the face and help patients achieve facial harmony.
What Is the Recovery Process for a Revision Facelift?
Revision facelift recovery is similar to the recovery process associated with a traditional facelift procedure. Revision facelift patients typically do not require a hospital stay immediately after surgery, but they need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks following treatment.
The initial revision facelift recovery often requires several weeks to complete. At this point, a patient may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Ear numbness
- Facial tightness
- Facial muscle weakness
Scar tissue from an initial facelift sometimes causes swelling to take longer to disappear following revision facelift surgery.
Revision facelift patients can usually return to work and other everyday activities within about two weeks of surgery. They also can return to a regular exercise routine roughly three weeks following treatment.
The full results of a revision facelift generally become visible within 12 months of treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh wants revision facelift patients to achieve long-lasting treatment results. He monitors his patients’ progress throughout the recovery cycle and requests follow-up appointments in Beverly Hills or via Skype.
Revision Facelift FAQ
Is a facelift revision always necessary after an initial facelift?
A facelift revision may be required if an individual undergoes a facelift but is unhappy with the results. In this instance, a facelift revision allows an individual to correct the results of his or her initial procedure.
In some instances, an individual may require a facelift revision roughly 10 years after his or her initial facelift. As a person ages, the results of an initial facelift gradually disappear. Therefore, a facelift revision is sometimes required if the results of an initial facelift fade.
Is a facelift revision right for me?
The ideal candidate for a facelift revision is an individual who previously underwent a facelift procedure. This individual may have received a facelift surgery roughly a decade earlier and wants a revision facelift to rejuvenate his or her facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests a facelift revision consultation before treatment, too. The consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about a patient and perform a full analysis. He also evaluates a patient’s medical history and reviews any medications that he or she currently uses. If a patient qualifies for a facelift revision, Dr. Azizzadeh then crafts a custom treatment plan.
How does a revision facelift differ from a traditional facelift?
A revision facelift surgery is similar to a traditional facelift procedure, but is often more complex due to scar tissue from the first surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh uses advanced surgical techniques during revision facelift procedures. He also works closely with revision facelift patients and develops personalized treatment strategies. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures a revision facelift patient can optimize his or her treatment results.
How does a facelift revision help a patient achieve a “natural-looking” facial appearance?
The goal of a facelift revision is to help a patient achieve a “natural-looking” facial appearance in which the eyes, cheeks, nose and other facial features complement one another. If a facelift revision delivers the desired results, it is virtually impossible to tell that a patient has undergone the procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh customizes each facelift revision to his patient. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps each of his facelift revision patients achieve a natural-looking facial appearance.
How can I prepare for a facelift revision?
Revision facelift patients are usually required to abstain from eating or drinking for approximately 12 hours prior to surgery. Sometimes, patients may need to stop taking certain medications leading up to a facelift revision as well.
Dr. Azizzadeh encourages revision facelift patients to ask questions prior to surgery. He wants his patients to feel good about an upcoming revision facelift procedure and understand exactly what to expect before, during and after treatment. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to respond to a revision facelift patient’s concerns and questions.
What should I expect on the day of a facelift revision?
A revision facelift is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure requires roughly four hours to complete. In some cases, a revision facelift takes longer if a patient undergoes the procedure in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments.
Facial bruising, swelling and soreness are common immediately following a revision facelift. Dr. Azizzadeh provides post-surgery instructions to help his patient address these symptoms.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today
To learn more about the benefits of a revision facelift treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery.