Can you have a Second Facelift?
I have some minor areas somewhere around the hairline and ears that I want to correct. How long do patients have to wait until getting a secondary facelift? Is it even possible to get another one? It’s been 5 years since I had my first facelift and it left me with these irregularities that still always bug me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely happy with the results but still need to revise the above mentioned issues. Any information would be helpful.
The short answer is yes, you can have a Second Facelift. The longer answer is a question; do you need a Secondary Facelift or are the current concerns you have better enhanced with other procedures? So many newer options have evolved in the last 5 years that you may be a better candidate for one of them.
As the aging process progresses, patients of prior facelifts find that they need modifications of:
- lift and tightening centrally around the nasolabial / lateral mouth / marionette areas,
- neck fullness and/or bands,
- brow lifting,
- generalized tightening,
- cheek volume, or other concerns.
- scar revision only,
- mid-face lift (this is different than the upward contemporary facelift),
- Silhouette (suture) Instalift of the midface or brows
- Neck suspension or lift
- Tightening with Obagi ZO Skin Health stimulation or laser, IPL, ThermiTIGHT, ThermiSMOOTH and others.
Everyone needs one or more layered improvement and in personalized combinations to achieve their optimal result. Please consider a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the skills, variety of options and talent you need for a qualified evaluation and recommendations.
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Dr. Dean Kane has 3 Facelift, Necklift before & afters:
Most people that have a secondary facelift wait usually 7-10 years because time does march on.
If you are wanting a revision procedure to correct something with your original facelift than I normally suggest you wait at least 6 months after your surgery. Discuss with your plastic surgeon to determine whether or not a revision facelift is actually the correct procedure for your desired results.
Repeat facelifts are done frequently, some in as little as 2 or 3 years. There are many factors affecting the longevity of a face lift. A key to a repeat facelift surgery is selecting a surgeon that has experience in secondary facelifts to avoid telltale signs that you have had facial surgery. No one should ask you "who did your facelift".
Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez has 1 Facelift before & after:
Yes is is certainly possible to have a secondary or even a terciary faclelift. It all depends how long the improvements from the previous surgery lasted. There is no definite time frame. If you do not looks as good as you feel consult a board certified plastic surgeon regarding your options.
Revisions are always possible and of course when they are fixed or corrected depends of the severity of the problem and how much it bother you. Most would prefer to wait at least 4-6 months after the procedure
Luis Picard Ami Jr, MD, FACS
Yes a secondary or revision facelift is possible to address the scars and irregularities that you note after your primary facelift. A secondary facelift sometimes can be more challenging because of the scar tissue in the sites of the irregularities. Just plan on a longer operative time and attention to detail. I caution patients that volume is a must with secondary facelifts. Build the foundation with fat transfer, malar or chin silicone implants; then, pull the skin to the desired tightness while removing the scars and irregularities. This will avoid the pulled plastic look of a secondary facelift.
Dr. James White has 1 Facelift before & after:
It is not uncommon for people to have an second and sometimes a third facelift. Typically results will last 10 years depending on the patient. I would select someone that is familiar with revision facelifts and does them frequently. A secondary facelift sometimes can be more challenging because of the scar tissue but the skin flaps tend to be robust because they have already been raised before and new, stronger blood vessels have developed. Good luck.
Minor revisions can be performed after a facelift early on (first few minths) and a second facelift can be performed at any point the patient desires. The Same incisions are used and there's actually less risk with the second facelift than with the first as long as the hairline is protected which your plastic surgeon will now. Results of a facelift are not permanent especially if a mini facelift was performed.
Dr. Christopher Park has 2 Facelift before & afters:
There are many different types of facelifts. It really depends on what you have had done in the past. I usually insist patients wit 1 year before having any type of secondary work to allow healing and softening of tissues. Normal healing is usually 1 year. Secondary and even tertiary facelifts are possible. Depending on whats happened previously I often add a mid face ore combination endoscopic brow and mid face to secondary procedures to achieve a lift in the cheek bone area that lasts 10- 15 years. Hope this is helpful for information for you.
Yes, we can perform secondary facelifting. Some times we do it to fix scarring, tighten the platysmal neck bands better, fix hairline problems, add fat grafting to enhance the youthfulness, etc. Sometimes the secondary facelift is a bit "easier" to do because 1. The patient has already had a facelift and understands the recovery process better 2. The incisions are already there and patients understand where they may sit and how they may heal 3. The plane of dissection has already been operated on so we sometimes can perform a secondary faster than a primary facelift. If you'd like to learn more, reach out to us at http://www.timsayedmd.com email email@example.com Call 1-858-24SAYED (1-858-247-2933) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @timsayedmd. Hope this helps!