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.