There are many reasons individuals seek revision, or secondary, facelifts. Regardless of the reason, deep plane facelift surgery including the extended deep plane facelift is usually the superior approach. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon if you have questions or concerns about your face or neck.
Why People Seek Revision Facelifts and Why Deep Plane Facelift Surgery is the Best Approach
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Some Individuals Were Happy with Their Previous Facelift But it is Time for a Secondary Procedure
No facelift technique stops the aging process. As a result, the age-related changes in the face that were treated with a facelift progress, usually over a period of years. Patients who undergo older facelift techniques tend to notice a recurrence of loose skin, muscle, and fat more quickly (i.e., many years earlier) than those who undergo deep plane facelift surgery. Many individuals loved their results from their first facelift but would like a secondary procedure to lift what has fallen again.
Other Individuals are Concerned About Incomplete Treatment of the Signs of Facial Aging or Poor Cosmetic Results
Some individuals feel their facelift results did not adequately treat the signs of facial aging that concerned them. Inadequate treatment of the neck with a facelift can result in persistent, severe, hanging skin and muscle. The neck can be better addressed specifically with the extended deep plane facelift. Facelift techniques that are not deep plane techniques do not lift the cheeks, which can make the face appear unnatural when the jawline is partially addressed but the cheeks are not. Many surgeons add large volumes of fat to the face to mask the lack of a cheek lift. However, as previously discussed, this can distort the natural appearance of the cheeks by leaving the drooping volume in an unnatural position while adding more volume where the natural volume should be located.
Other individuals experience poor cosmetic results making their face appear distorted and unnatural. Individuals who undergo facelift techniques that are not deep plane are at a significantly increased risk of multiple abnormalities. First, they are at an increased risk of poor healing and abnormal scarring at the incision sites due to the presence of significant tension on the skin. Second, they are at an increased risk of a pixie ear deformity, which is the adherence of the earlobe to the side of the face, which then stretches out down the side of the face as the incisions heal. Third, they are at an increased risk of appearing “windswept” or abnormally stretched horizontally, which can result in an unnatural purse string appearance with tethering at the jawline and a widened mouth.
Deep Plane Facelift Surgery is the Best Facelift Technique to Address the Signs of Facial Aging Comprehensively in a Revision Procedure
Please see the following blog post to understand why the extended deep plane facelift – and deep plane facelift surgery generally – is the best technique to address the signs of facial aging comprehensively and naturally in individuals who have previously undergone a facelift.
There is a great deal of scarring of the tissue deep to the skin after any facelift procedure. As a result, the blood supply to the skin is weaker than prior to surgery. Deep plane facelift surgery is a superior approach to a secondary facelift because it preserves thicker, healthier tissue when lifted and more of the surgical work occurs in areas of the face that are previous untouched, and therefore, safer to navigate.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your face or neck.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.