Aging is inevitable, but there are options to minimize the signs of aging. Your face reveals your attitude, personality, emotions, and much more, but it doesn’t have to reveal your age. Thanks to modern surgical practices, we can help reverse the signs of aging and reintroduce you to your younger self!
What is a revision facelift?
A revision facelift is essentially any facelift performed after your first facelift. You may undergo a revision facelift because the results of your primary facelift have gradually faded after a decade or more or because you’re not happy with the results of your primary facelift. Regardless of why you’re pursuing a revision facelift, it is important to find a highly skilled plastic surgeon you trust to perform your procedure.
A revision facelift is even more complex than a primary facelift because the surgeon must deal with scarring and alterations in your anatomy as a result of your first surgery. If you’re undergoing a revision facelift because you are dissatisfied with the results of your first procedure, your surgeon will also have to modify the surgical plan to correct any problems generated during your first surgery. Dr. Hicks listens to your specific goals and concerns to curate surgical plans that achieve natural results in accordance with your expectations.
Maintain an effortlessly youthful appearance
A facelift is the most effective way to reverse the signs of aging and make your face look a decade younger — or more! However, while a facelift can reverse the signs of aging, it can’t stop the aging process altogether. If your previous facelift results have faded, Dr. Hicks can provide a personalized revision facelift to help you look effortlessly youthful.
Possible reasons for a revision facelift:
#1. Your primary procedure was performed using outdated techniques
In the past, most facelift surgeons trimmed away excess skin tissues and pulled the remaining skin over the new contours. This technique often led to a “stretched” appearance, and the results faded relatively quickly. If your primary procedure was performed using this technique, you might need a refresher to enhance the results.
#2. There were problems following your initial procedure
A facelift is an extremely complex procedure, and it must be performed by highly-skilled, board-certified experts. A facelift that was not done well can lead to obvious incision marks, overly stretched skin, raised scars, distortions, and unevenly placed ears. A custom revision facelift can correct some of the aesthetic issues arising from your initial surgery.
#3. The results of your primary facelift have faded with time
A facelift can reverse the signs of aging, but it can’t stop the aging process completely. Over time, you will develop new signs of facial aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If the results of your primary facelift have faded, you can opt for another procedure to “reset the clock” again. Most patients opt for touch-up facelifts about every 8-12 years.
#4. You have developed new signs of aging
Over time, you may develop new signs of aging that you may not have had previously. The gradual loss of volume from the cheekbone area, for example, may lead to a deflated appearance. You may need a personalized revision facelift to reverse the signs of aging and make your face look youthful again.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Kate Hicks is a facial plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge facelift techniques. If you’re pursuing a second facelift, you must find the best facelift surgeons to ensure safe results. Dr. Hicks always customizes her treatment plans according to her patients’ anatomical needs and expectations, ensuring natural-looking and natural-feeling results. Please schedule a consultation to explore your revision facelift options in Greenville, South Carolina.