Revision in office with local anesthesia vs. injections
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Sorry for your experience. You have a couple of issues arguing against further surgery: the prior DVT and and the injury to the parotid gland. In any case, it is difficult to tell without pictures. The marionette lines may improve a bit with facelifting, but it is a long ways from the incisions, so there is less effect. A better option for you may in fact be filling them with Juvederm or Restylane. This will be less invasive, and more directly address the problem. You may have had some improvement with the facelift and would require less filler than before to get the result you seek.
Revision facelift under local
You most likely can have a minor facelift revision performed under local anesthesia(although the parotid issue makes the entire situation a little more challenging). Depending on the type of facelift your surgeon initially performed, that procedure too could have been performed under local anesthesia with or without the assistance of an oral sedative like valium. With your history of DVT you are at an increased risk for developing an additional DVT or PE if you underwent the procedure under either general anesthesia or IV sedation. With all that said, your surgeon should discuss your options with you, calculate a caprini score and discuss this with you in detail so that you may make a well informed decision. Good luck.
Face, neck and brow lift -
- I am so sorry you had two significant complications after your surgery.
- It truly isn't possible to advise you without an examination.
- I think you need a second opinion before you have anything more done -
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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I hope that helps and good luck.
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