Revision facelift procedure and recovery
There is no one-size-fits-all surgical technique for a revision facelift. After assessing your condition, Dr. Michael Eisemann or Dr. Bradley Eisemann will craft a customized surgical plan for your secondary facelift.
The type of lift chosen will depend on the following:
- The shape of your face
- Quality of the tissues
- Surgeon's preference and skill set
- Facial changes you wish to correct from your initial lift
- The elasticity of your skin, which has continued to age since your initial procedure
Your surgeon may use lighter anesthesia, such as local anesthesia and oral sedation, to decrease bleeding and increases the chances of a safe procedure and an easy recovery. The underlying scar tissue from the first surgery can reinforce the lifting technique for a better and longer-lasting result.
“Touch-up” procedures are unlikely to need invasive techniques to achieve naturally beautiful and balanced results. While it’s not uncommon to need another facelift at some point in your life, it takes approximately ten years post-procedure for the aging process to necessitate revisions.
The recovery period will be similar to the original surgery, as will the aftercare instructions. Your results should last between ten and fifteen years, as facial skin will droop and underlying tissue will sag with age.