Can multiple facelifts damage the underlying skin enough to cause permanent rippling?
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Multiple Facelifts Can Cause Rippling
Skin rippling after multiple facelifts
Rippling of the skin after facelift suture can be due to many factors, such as blood clot, swelling, scar tissue, stitches, folding of tissue, etc. Most irregularities after facelift are temporary. Keep in mind that scar tissue occurs after each surgery, and repeated surgery of the face or neck can contribute to permanent rippling. Multiple facelift procedures may contribute to permanent rippling of the skin. Treatment is variable. Filler or fat injections is a good option to consider.
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Post face lift skin rippling
Rippling after a face lift have two likely causes:
- irregularity from raising skin repeatedly from deep tissue, This can be improved with filler or fat injections.
- irregularity from skin sutures - most common in MACS lifts. This can be improve by careful reoperation to smoothe the skin and remove the sutures. Best wishes.
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