Irregular creasing of jawline skin after lower face and necklift
This creasing likely will not improve over time without followup surgery. Your surgeon is right and the skin needs to be released. This can likely be done under local anesthesia, possibly with some Valium. Anytime would be the right time after 4 months.
In a case like yours where you need the lift revised extensively, it is usually safest to wait about a year from the original surgery. The reason is that there is scar tissue under the skin that takes time to soften up. Minor revisions can be done sooner, but in your case, wait a year.
Timing for Lower Face and Neck Lift Revision Surgery
You may be a candidate for a revision, but should wait between 6 months and a year. Communicate your concerns clearly but calmly to your surgeon so he/she can continue to monitor, and respond appropriately at the correct time.
LOWER FACELIFT & NECK LIFT REVISION - WAIT 1 YEAR BEFORE DOING THE FACELIFT AGAIN
Revision surgery of any kind should not be performed before six months have elapsed. Ideally one year is even more prudent.
If the area in question was not treated at all at the time of the initial surgery, then revision surgery may be carried out sooner rather than later.
Dr. Carlos Cordoba
MDCM, CSPQ, FRCS, FACS
Plastic & Esthetic Surgeon
4055 Ste-Catherine O. Suite 100
Montreal, QC. Canada H3Z 3J8
How Long to Wait for Lower Face and Neck Lift Revision Surgery
Typically, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision. As with all #cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical #procedure and #revision, there are some risks of unhappy outcome or other complications which your surgeon should discuss with you during your consultation. Your procedure should always be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for another revision surgery.
Revision Facelift Surgery using a Deep Plane Approach
This is somewhat of an open-ended question. I do a lot of
revision facelift surgery so when a patient comes for a second opinion and has
a less than optimal result; I will often offer a revision facelift. I do
facelift surgery using the deep plane approach which I feel is much more
effective in elevating, releasing, and lifting the tissue back in a more
natural location. We would prefer to wait a full year or more since there will
be changes over the first year and to be most effective we should wait until
all of these changes have occurred before attempting a revision procedure.
Sometimes it is difficult for the patients to wait but it really is in their
best interest for long term healing.
Let your surgeon decide that
There is no magical timetable for revisions such as yours. Your own surgeon is your best guide. Once surgeon determines that swelling has subsided and stabilized the surgery can be done. Often 6-12 months are required to reach that state.
Non surgical facelift in Los Angeles
Our office specializes in facelift surgery and revision facelift surgery. One of the best options for revision surgery in some cases is the Ultherapy non surgical lift.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Facelift revision - How long to wait ?
The general rule of thumb is to wait at least for a year for edema to resolve and suppleness to return. In some cases if the skin and underlying tissue is supple and your surgeon thinks it might resolve a few months less would be considered.
After reviewing your photos, I would suggest that you wait at least 6 months before revisional surgery. Your result may improve with the passage of time. If it doesn't, then waiting will allow the soft tissues to soften. This will increase your likelyhood for a better result. Good luck.