Revision Facelift

Typically performed on patients who have previously undergone a facelift procedure, Dr. Furze addresses the natural age-related concerns per each individual since the previous facelift while skillfully implementing changes needed to meet patient expectations.

A revision facelift is performed on an individual who has previously undergone a facelift. There are several reasons why someone may request a revision facelift. These include:

  • To address natural age-related changes that have occurred since the previous facelift
  • To fix complications caused by the original facelift, such as asymmetry or tightness
  • To fix a facelift that is not aging well
  • To enhance the primary facelift in instances where the patient’s expectations were not met

Over the years, advancements have been made in facelift techniques and in the technology that is used to perform facelifts. Leveraging these latest advancements, Dr. Furze skillfully performs facelifts that provide a long-lasting result and age gracefully.


When is a revision facelift necessary?

An important aspect of revision facelifts is determining if the revision will be truly beneficial to the patient. Dr. Furze will not perform a revision facelift unless he is 100% confident that his facelift will provide a significant improvement. Facelifts are able to rejuvenate the appearance, but they cannot completely restore your youthful appearance. Dr. Furze takes the time to explain what can and cannot be achieved through any facelift or revision facelift that he performs.

In some cases, Dr. Furze may be able to correct or enhance the results of the initial facelift through a minimally invasive procedure. Laser resurfacing is one way to improve skin laxity and give the skin a more youthful glow. Dr. Furze looks for ways to improve a patient’s appearance with the least invasive procedure possible. For example, he may suggest a neck lift or blepharoplasty instead of a revision facelift.

When can a revision facelift be performed?

In most cases, Dr. Furze will not perform a revision facelift until the face and skin have completely healed from the previous facelift, which typically takes about one year. If you are unhappy with the results of your facelift shortly after your surgery, we encourage you to consult with Dr. Furze right away. After examining you, he will be able to help you understand how much improvement, if any, you can expect to see over the next year. In rare cases, he may suggest surgery before the face has completely healed, but this would be reserved for cases of severe distortions or tightness that is affecting daily activities.

Why choose Dr. Furze for your revision facelift

If you are disappointed with the results of your primary facelift or it’s simply time to refresh your appearance, we encourage you to contact us today. The decision to undergo a revision facelift is an important one and we can help you determine if it’s the right step for you. Double board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Furze is one of the most respected plastic surgeons in Orange County. By leveraging his many years of experience and the latest advancements in facelift technology, Dr. Furze will provide you with the best outcome possible.


Q What surgical techniques are used on a revision facelift?

Different surgical techniques can be used to address specific concerns. In many cases, a revision facelift candidate may simply wish to refresh the face. In other cases, the patient may have a specific issue that he or she would like to address. Ear or hairline irregularities, for example, are not uncommon after a primary facelift surgery. These may be corrected during a revision facelift. During your revision facelift consultation in Orange County, Dr. Furze will discuss your concerns and design the appropriate surgical plan to achieve the best results.

Q How long does a revision facelift surgery take?

The amount of time it takes for Dr. Furze to complete a revision facelift at the OC surgical facility will depend on a patient’s aesthetic goals, the surgical technique, and the overall condition of the skin. A full facelift can take 3-4 hours, while a mini facelift if typically much shorter.

Q Is it possible to have too many facelift procedures?

While there is no absolute limit on the number of facelifts a person can have, it is important to note that subsequent surgeries can become increasingly complex – particularly if the surgery involves correcting scarring or other complications. That said, a skilled and experienced surgeon should be able to plan your surgery to minimize risks. Dr. Furze advises his Orange County revision facelift patients to be clear about their expectations, as well as benefits and limits of a secondary plastic surgery.

Q What is the recovery time for a revision facelift?

The total recovery time for a revision facelift will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of surgery, the technique used, and an individual’s capacity to heal. In general, most patients can expect bruising and swelling to be noticeable for first few days after surgery. These temporary side effects may persist for about a week. A full recovery, when there are no obvious traces of the procedure, can take up to 3 weeks. Prior to your revision facelift in Newport Beach, Dr. Furze will tell you what to expect after your surgery and what steps you can take to help your body heal efficiently.

What Our Patients are Saying

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Dr. Alexis is a pleasant young doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer your questions and cover all your concerns so that you feel good when you leave his office. I definitely recommend him if ever need his services.

Dr. Furze is easy to communicate with, and is meeting all my post op needs. Of course this is after a successful surgery that I fully understood and was scheduled on my terms as immediate as was needed.

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Last updated: Wed 13 March, 2019
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