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What Is a Facelift Revision?

A revision facelift is a surgical procedure used to correct the results of a prior unsatisfactory facelift. If a past facelift procedure failed to deliver the desired results, a revision can be used to help a patient achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with unprecedented facelift expertise. In addition to having dual board certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery (otolaryngology), Dr. Azizzadeh is Harvard-trained and internationally recognized for his facial nerve expertise. He takes a holistic approach to revision facelift surgery and other facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries. And, Dr. Azizzadeh consistently helps patients find the best ways to revitalize their facial appearance.

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Revision Facelift

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Revision Facelift

Revision Facelift

Revision Facelift

What Is a Beverly Hills Facelift Revision? What You Need to Know

A revision facelift is a facial rejuvenation procedure that helps patients who previously experienced under- or over-treated results.

The goal of a traditional facelift procedure is to help a patient reduce the visible signs of aging in their face and achieve a harmonious facial appearance. Yet, under-treated facelift surgery can cause facial skin to droop, leading to jowls, loose neck skin, and wrinkles. In other instances, overtreatment of the face can cause the facial skin to tighten – something that makes the face appear hollow. Additionally, under- and over-treated facelift surgeries can cause scarring and other facial issues.

Facelift revision 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 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with comprehensive expertise. He is happy to meet with a revision facelift candidate and help him or her determine if a revision procedure or other treatment options can be used to correct the results of a prior facelift.

Do I Need a Facelift Revision in Beverly Hills?

If a patient is unhappy with the results of their facelift surgery, a revision procedure can provide a viable option. By undergoing a revision, this patient can treat visible signs of aging in the face that were not addressed during their initial facelift. In fact, a revision facelift enables a patient to correct frown lines, wrinkles, and other common signs of aging in the face. It can help a patient achieve a natural-looking facial appearance, too.

Alternatively, a patient can undergo a revision facelift to “touch up” their results 10 or more years after their primary facial rejuvenation surgery. A facelift can reverse many signs of aging in the face. But, in the years following the procedure, the face will continue to age. So, after 10 or more years, many patients opt to have a revision procedure to enhance their facial appearance.

A revision facelift is a major surgical procedure and should be treated as such. Dr. Azizzadeh works with a patient to help him or her make an informed decision regarding a revision of a facelift. He explains the revision surgery process, along with the treatment’s recovery timeline. Dr. Azizzadeh also conducts an in-depth patient evaluation and provides detailed postoperative revision facelift surgery instructions. He even consults with a patient in the weeks and months after a revision procedure to ensure he or she can achieve the optimal results.

Benefits of Revision Facelift Surgery

The benefits of a facelift revision 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.

Dr. Azizzadeh provides extensive revision facelift support to his patients. Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh teaches his patients about the surgery and responds to their treatment concerns and questions. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a custom surgery plan for each patient. With this plan in place, Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient can work together to achieve the best-possible treatment results.

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 his patient and finds out why he or she is considering a revision. He also reviews his patient’s medical history.

If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a revision of a facelift is the best treatment option, he then creates a personalized treatment plan for his patient. Or, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes the potential risks of a revision 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 recognizes that changes to one area of the face can impact facial harmony. He 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. Patients typically do not require a hospital stay immediately after a revision procedure. But, they need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks following treatment.

The initial recovery period after a revision of a facelift often requires several weeks to complete. At this point, a patient may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Ear numbness
    • Facial tightness
    • Facial muscle weakness

Scar tissue can also cause swelling to take longer to disappear following a revision surgery. Patients can usually return to work and other everyday activities within about two weeks of their revision surgery. They can return to a regular exercise routine roughly three weeks following treatment.

The full results of a revision generally become visible within 12 months of treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh wants his 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 Zoom.

Revision Facelift FAQ

What is a “bad” facelift?

A bad facelift refers to a facial rejuvenation treatment that does not deliver the intended results. Patients who receive a botched facelift may discover that their facial features do not appear proportional to one another. They can also be dissatisfied with the results of their initial facial rejuvenation procedure, to the point where they are considering additional treatment options to address visible signs of aging in their face.

Dr. Azizzadeh is a facelift revision specialist who knows the challenges associated with facelift surgery. He recognizes that a facelift can go wrong but also knows how to correct a bad facelift. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh offers facelift revision surgery to patients who previously experienced a botched facelift.

What causes a bad facelift?

There are many reasons why a patient can experience a botched facelift. For example, a patient who initially believed a plastic surgeon possessed the necessary skills and experience to perform a facial rejuvenation procedure may inadvertently choose the wrong surgeon for treatment. Or, a surgeon may recommend a facelift to help improve their patient’s appearance — despite the fact that the procedure may have been a poor choice based on their patient’s facial rejuvenation treatment goals or other factors.

Regardless of why a patient originally chose to undergo a facelift, Dr. Azizzadeh’s goal is to provide a facelift revision that helps his patient achieve superb results. Dr. Azizzadeh only recommends a revision if he believes a patient can benefit from the surgery. Also, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes a revision facelift is too risky, he can explore alternative treatment options with his patient.

Is a facelift revision always necessary after an initial facelift?

A revision may be required if a patient undergoes a facelift but is unhappy with the results. In this instance, a revision can be used to correct the results of the patient’s initial procedure.

In some instances, a patient may require a facelift revision roughly 10 years after their initial facelift. As a patient ages, the results of their facelift can disappear. Therefore, a revision is sometimes performed if the results of an initial facelift fade over time due to the natural aging process.

Is a facelift revision right for me?

The ideal candidate for a facelift revision is a patient who previously underwent a facelift procedure that delivered inferior results. At this time, it may be 10 years or longer since the patient underwent their initial facelift. And, the patient now wants a revision facelift to rejuvenate their facial appearance.

Dr. Azizzadeh requests a consultation before he performs a revision of a facelift. The consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about a patient and analyze their facial appearance. 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 it is often more complex due to scar tissue from the first surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh uses advanced surgical techniques when he revises a facelift. He works closely with each of his patients and develops a personalized treatment plan. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures that a patient can optimize their revision treatment results.

How does a revision following a facelift surgery help a patient achieve a “natural-looking” facial appearance?

The goal of a revision after a facelift surgery 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 revision delivers the desired results, it is virtually impossible to tell that a patient has undergone the procedure.

Dr. Azizzadeh customizes each revision of a facelift to his patient. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps each of his patients achieve a natural-looking facial appearance.

Do I need a facelift revision rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed after a facelift procedure. In this instance, a nose job can be used to improve facial symmetry and ensure the nose complements the cheek, chin, and other facial features.

Dr. Azizzadeh tailors rhinoplasty surgery to his patient. For example, he may recommend an Asian rhinoplasty to patients of Asian descent. This nose job procedure allows these patients to achieve a nose that looks proportional to their other facial features. At the same time, the procedure will not compromise Asian patients’ distinct ethnic facial features.

How much does a revision of a facelift cost?

The cost of a facelift revision procedure varies. Dr. Azizzadeh can explain the cost of treatment during a patient consultation.

Is a revision facelift covered by insurance?

A revision facelift is generally not covered by insurance. However, Dr. Azizzadeh provides financing options to help his patients cover the cost of treatment.

How can I prepare for a revision of a facelift?

Patients are usually required to abstain from eating or drinking for approximately 12 hours prior to revision surgery. Sometimes, patients may need to stop taking certain medications leading up to a revision of a facelift as well.

Dr. Azizzadeh encourages his patients to ask questions prior to a revision procedure. He wants his patients to feel good about an upcoming procedure and understand exactly what to expect before, during, and after treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to respond to his patient’s treatment concerns and questions as well.

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, the surgery 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. Dr. Azizzadeh provides post-surgery instructions to help his patient address these symptoms.

Why do patients choose Dr. Azizzadeh for facelift revision in Beverly Hills?

When it comes to a bad facelift, there is no need to risk making the same mistake twice. By partnering with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can work with a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who understands how to correctly perform a Beverly Hills facelift revision. Best of all, a patient can receive comprehensive insights into revision surgery, weigh the pros and cons of treatment, and decide if this procedure is the right option based on their facial rejuvenation treatment goals.

How can I meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to discuss Beverly Hills facelift revision?

Dr. Azizzadeh provides in-person and virtual consultations. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh makes it easy for patients to meet with him from any location and discuss facelift revision in Beverly Hills and other cosmetic treatment options.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

For patients who recently received a facelift but did not achieve their intended results, help is available. During a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, these patients can find out if they qualify for a revision facelift or other surgical or non-surgical treatments to revitalize their facial appearance. They can also work with Dr. Azizzadeh to accomplish their long-term facial rejuvenation treatment goals.

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