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While the majority of plastic surgeries yield successful outcomes, there are instances where results fall short of expectations. In such scenarios, patients may seek the expertise of a more skilled surgeon to rectify the issues and attain the desired outcome. When the procedure in question is a facelift, it is particularly crucial to prioritize a revision.

As its name implies, a revision facelift targets the correction of a prior facelift procedure. This option is for patients who are dissatisfied with their treatment results and are aiming to enhance their appearance. Undertaking a revision demands heightened skill and precision compared to the initial facelift. It's imperative that this procedure be executed exclusively by a highly adept plastic surgeon with extensive experience.

Dr. Victoria Givens

What is a Revision Facelift?

Also known as a secondary facelift, a revision facelift is intended to rectify or enhance the results of the initial facelift surgery. To ensure the success of this procedure in surpassing or correcting the original outcome, it should be performed by a specialist skilled in secondary facelifts. Dr. Victoria Givens, a true expert in his field, guides patients toward realizing their desired facial aesthetic objectives.

A revision facelift bridges the gap between patients' initial vision and their facial rejuvenation journey. This procedure bestows a rejuvenated and aesthetically pleasing appearance, striking a harmonious balance and a natural allure.

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What are the Reasons One Undergoes a Revision Facelift?

There are multiple reasons that may make a patient interested in a revision facelift procedure. Some of these include:

  • Expressing dissatisfaction with the results of the initial facelift
  • Seeking a follow-up due to advanced aging
  • Experiencing displeasing results from an inexperienced or unskilled surgeon's primary facelift
  • Noticing unnatural or unbalanced outcomes from the initial facelift
  • Feeling that the procedure overly altered their appearance, losing their familiar look
  • Believing that the primary facelift inadequately addressed concerns about aging signs

Who is a Candidate for a Revision Facelift?

Patients who have already had a full or mini facelift and would like to improve or correct the results of the initial procedure are considered ideal candidates for a revision. Beyond that, they should meet the following criteria:

  • Possess sound physical and mental health, devoid of ongoing infections or medical conditions
  • Capable of discontinuing blood-thinning medications, including Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  • Abstain from smoking
  • Exhibit undesirable scar tissue or unnatural outcomes from the primary facelift
  • Require a touch-up to rectify a previous procedure's mistake
  • Witnessed the fading of results from the initial procedure over time

What is the Consultation Process Like?

During the consultation for a revision facelift, a skilled surgeon carefully assesses the patient's previous procedure, addressing concerns and understanding the desired outcomes. Detailed medical history, expectations, and potential adjustments are discussed, ensuring a personalized plan for achieving optimal results and enhancing the patient's facial aesthetics.

What Does the Procedure Entail?

Due to the distinct issues each patient presents after a previous facelift, this procedure is inherently variable. A thorough evaluation of the patient's current facial state takes place during the consultation, guiding the best approach to attain their desired outcome. Understanding the specifics of the initial facelift is essential for planning the revision process. This entails comprehending the patient's current objectives, evaluating facial skin quality, and assessing primary surgery incisions before proceeding with the tailored revision procedure.

What is the Recovery Period Like?

Recovering from a revision facelift closely mirrors the process of the initial surgery, and patients receive analogous post-procedure guidelines to facilitate a smooth recuperation. Typically, this procedure entails a two-week recovery period. Throughout this time, patients might experience facial swelling, mild discomfort, and soreness. The most pronounced swelling typically occurs within the first 24-48 hours and gradually subsides over a few weeks as scar tissue heals.

Why Choose Dr. Victoria Givens for a Revision Facelift Procedure?

Dr. Victoria Brighton Givens, a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, is celebrated for her profound expertise in the realm of surgery. A specialist in both cosmetic and functional surgeries, she stands out in devising individualized treatment strategies to tackle patient concerns and realize their desired aesthetic. Her revision facelift procedures have enabled countless patients to embrace more enriching and satisfying lives.

Reach out to us to set up a private consultation and learn more about what a revision facelift can do for you. 

Dr. Victoria Givens

Revision Facelift FAQ

How soon can you get a revision facelift after your original facelift?

It is typically recommended that patients wait at least 6 months to a year after their original procedure before seeking out a revision facelift.

Are revisions common in plastic surgery?

As every patient has their own unique issues and preferences, it is quite common for patients to want to undergo revision facelift procedures.

What are the risks of a revision facelift?

The primary risk associated with revision treatments is skin tension near the scar line.

Does a revision treatment take longer to heal from?

The healing process is generally the same as the original procedure and lasts a similar amount of time.

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