I had a very successful full facelift 12 yrs. ago. Now I am considering having some revision work done (mini facelift?).
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Possible revision facelift at 69
It sounds like although you have gained some weight since your first facelift, your general health has remained good. If this is truly the case, there is not reason why you should not seek a consultation with your plastic surgeon whom performed your first facelift 12 years ago, if he did a great job for you the first time I am sure he will do the same again. Good luck with your future surgery.
Mini Facelift Revision
Thanks for your post. It is always helpful to the RS community when people post their concerns.
The Concept Facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift and there is less scarring, bruising and swelling for a significantly quicker recovery period. This innovative procedure combines the latest surgical techniques with the use of local anaesthetic to dramatically reduce the risks associated with traditional facelifts, while significantly reducing the bruising and downtime of your recovery, from months to a matter of days.This is a combination of a SMAS lift and skin tightening that allows the procedure to have it's longevity without the trauma and invasiveness of a traditional facelift.
Given that you have already had a FL - the next one would be slightly more complex as there will be scar tissue present. The PS would not know how this was performed and what kind of sutures were used, so would have to tread carefully. That said, this is still very possible, it would just need a thorough examination and a frank discussion around the possible complications and results.
Good Luck with your journey and it's awesome to hear you are content with your body size.
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Second Facelift after weight gain
The other consequence to having a facelift after having a fuller face is your face goes from being completely round to round with a flat area under the neck. This can look like, in some cases, out of place. This is a conversation that needs to be had with your surgeon so you can decide if that's a look you want or if you want he or she to try to keep a rounded neck to match the face.
Successful facelift 12 years ago, considering having revision work done
A revision face lift is commonly performed for patients of all ages. Age is not a contraindication for surgery- health is. As long as your are healthy overall, a few extra pounds should not have any significnat increase in complications.
I would consider a preoperative evaulation by your family practice MD to be sure you are in good health prior to proceedding.
I hope this helps
Am I a good candidate?
Ready for another facelift
Full facelift 12 yrs. ago. Now I am considering having some revision
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.