One-sided loose skin after a Toronto facelift procedure
Thank you for your question.
A #facelift procedure is an invasive surgery but a very gratifying one.
It is also true that previous threads make a #facelift and #necklift procedure more complicated.
You are still very early post-surgery. Healing does not always happen at the same time between the right and left; swelling, bruising, position at night, etc.
Most of us plastic surgeons in #Toronto will recommend to wait 3-6 months after a procedure before going back into the same surgical field. Going back to early will be met with more scarring and bleeding.
Once you've been patient and waited a bit longer, yes, the incision could be reopened and subsequent tightening could be performed.
Healing and surgery are not exact science and occasionally, small revisions are required.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Marc DuPere, #Toronto plastic surgeon, Toronto and Richmond Hill offices, 416-929-9800
The presence of threads makes a facelift more difficult. It is only 2 months after the operation - i would wait at least until 6 months to let everything heal from the last operation. If areas are painful then I would massage them at least twice a day, which will help the sensitivity resolve. If the laxity is still present and bothering you after 6 months then the options are a skin tightening laser such as Thermage, or revisional surgery. Regards Dr Charles Cope
Take a step back
As you are not even yet 2 months after your surgery, I would recommend that you try your best to be patient and let things heal. This is certainly a situation made more difficult by the presence of the "threads" which are indeed difficult to get out. I always recommend waiting a minimum of 6 month, hopefully longer, before revision surgery is performed.
Revisional surgery after a facelift probably should be postponed for six months.
It is regrettable that a revisional operation may be indicated. However before embarking on it the healing process should be nearly complete. A minimum of six months should pass before the operation is undertaken.
Allow natural skin elasticity to return post face and neck lift
There is a substantial amount of swelling in the chin and neck regions are facelift surgery - especially revisionary surgery like you had. Allow your skin to recover some of its natural elasticity and shape before considering a revision - you'll be surprised how things will look in a few months.
Face lift looseness
Everyone is anxious as they heal from a face lift.
At six months, you and your surgeon can discuss a revision.
Until then, let your healing proceed.
As long as you see slow improvement, no matter how slow, all is usually well.
If your healing stalls, a revision can be done in the summer.
Early Healing after Facelift
Thank you for the question. It is really quite early after your facelift -- particularly as this was a revision of a thread lift. If the asymmetry persists at 6 months, revision surgery could be discussed. Typically, revision is not performed for a year unless there is a more urgent consideration.