I'm 68 yrs old & had a face lift 10 years ago. My face has drooped since then and I'd like to know what my options are? (photo)
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Revision face lift
You can look great
It's great that you were pleased with your Quicklift(R) result. While Lifestyle Lift had its own brick and mortar facilities, I believe that Quicklift is done by individual doctors in their own offices.
Most any facelift needs to be redone at ten years. But looking at your neck, I'd bet that even after your quick lift your neck didn't look nearly as good as possible, because that is somewhat of a "mini" lift procedure which doesn't focus on the neck.
There are no shortcuts for you to have a great result. You need to have a facelift done elegantly and beautifully. Save your money: don't waste it on shots and lasers that will give temporary results, no benefit, or risk scarring or other problems. Your current anatomy is that which is best helped by a facelift.
Revision facelifts have some different issues involved, such as not shifting the sideburn hair up too high. I can't see if it was already raised at your initial procedure, but that is something to wary of.
A Complete Facelift Yields A More Integrated And Long Lasting Rejuvenation Than A "Quicklift"
On the basis of what is revealed by your photograph, I would recommend you undergo panfacial rejuvenation, which would include an endoscopic browlift, upper and lower blepharoplasties with a lateral canthopexy of the lower lid, an extended SMAS face and necklift with a corset platysmaplasty, and fat transfer to the face. This combination of procedures should leave you looking refreshed, reinvigorated and younger.
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Revision to Original Facelift 10 Years Prior
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. The LiteLift™ is an innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself which benefits many male patients. The goal of the #LiteLift is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.
The technique requires limited incisions and takes a vertical lifting approach, in contrast to the traditional facelift, which requires extensive incisions and lifts or pulls the face towards the ears horizontally. The modern techniques used allow us to perform most LiteLift® procedures in the office under local anesthesia. Also, removing the risk of general anesthesia opens the door for more people to pursue facial surgery. All too often people do not move forward with undergoing the desires facelift surgery due to their overwhelming fear of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.
All the best,
Your previous surgery was likely a short scar facelift, but now you will need a facelift that is more extensive
The procedure that I would probably recommend is some type of face and neck lift. This will elevate the face and the neck more than a limited short scar facelift can do. The incision involves going from the temple area and down to the opening of the ear and behind the ear and then back to the hairline. This will move the sagging skin and tissues, but you do need a physical examination first. Whether it’s a deep plane facelift, a SMAS flap, a high SMAS or any other variation, experienced cosmetic surgeons know that we have to customize the procedure to the patient. The older one gets, the more skin there is. Doctors have to tailor procedures according to the patient’s problem.
In our practice, we do all these procedures under local anesthesia with LITE™ sedation. One of its big advantages, like the original appeal of the short scar facelifts, was that there was no general anesthesia. I have been doing full regular facelifts without general anesthesia for close to 20 years. A quick lift type of procedure or anything in the same class is usually a 1-1.5 hour procedure. A full face and neck lift is about 2.5-3 hour range. Like any good facelift, it can last up to 5 to 10 years. Longevity of a facelift depends a lot on the individual’s unique skin texture and quality, as well as tissue quality. Everyone gets lifted ,and looks toned and natural. Unfortunately, there is also a certain amount of elasticity and regression. It is important to define the things that matter most to you when you communicate to your doctor when making this decision.
I suggest that you meet with several doctors who perform more extensive lifts and not people who are limited to short scar lifts. A surgeon who can do a more extensive procedure may decide to do a quick lift because it’s the right choice for that patient. However, if someone doesn’t have that range, then they’ll try to do the same procedure on everybody. This is one of the problems a very well-known chain encountered when they tried to do seven of these surgeries a day which was absolutely overwhelming for any doctor to try to accomplish. This company had to go under and deal with several allegations.
I recommend that you find a doctor you trust who is committed to quality and who would be there for you beyond the procedure. My personal bias is I prefer local anesthesia with LITE™ sedation. It’s so much safer and it allows for a quicker recovery. It also allows for a more extensive procedure and is less likely to have complications. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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You need revision facelift, forehead lift and volume replacement.
Later, fat injections or fillers can be used to give more volume to the cheeks, temples and angles of mandible.
Lift and laser resurfacing
Secondary facelift and.
Second face lift after 10 years?
I think you would have a lovely result with a standard face and neck lift.
I think a second quick lift result at this point would be disappointing.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.