Learn About Revision Facelifts By Dr. Jaocno in New York City
What is a Revision Facelift?
Revision Facelift expert Dr. Andrew Jacono discusses revision face lifting techniques and procedures.
Revision facelift, or secondary facelift, corrects the results of a poor previous facelift. It aims to resolve issues that were not addressed during the initial surgery, such as jowling and sagging. Dr. Jacono specializes in corrective facelift surgery and has developed techniques for revision patients.
Patients who consult Dr. Jacono for a secondary facelift have different needs from those who have not previously had surgery. Revision facelifts, therefore, require specialized care. Dr. Jacono uses a customized approach that considers each patient’s individual needs and desires.
Why Do Some Facelifts Fail?
Facelifts usually fail because of a surgeon’s lack of expertise. 90% of facial plastic surgeons perform superficial facelifts, which tighten the skin and do not treat supportive musculature. Surgeons may also pull facial tissue too tight, which makes patients look startled and unnatural. In other cases, surgeons undertreat the face, leaving clients with jowls, neck laxity, and drooping cheeks.
Even if the surgery goes well, the face naturally ages over time. This leads some patients to undergo a second surgery for maintenance. Other people may be satisfied with their results but complain about scars, which are almost always the result of overzealous pulling.
Dr. Jacono has developed a groundbreaking technique called the extended deep-plane facelift. Rather than pulling the skin taut, this procedure lifts the face’s underlying musculature to a more youthful position. It also allows Dr. Jacono to fix old facelift scars by releasing tension. Dr. Jacono’s patients look naturally beautiful rather than doctored.
How Long Should a Facelift Last?
While a facelift’s results are dramatic, they are not permanent. With time, facial skin will droop again, and underlying tissue will sag. For this reason, the average facelift lasts between 10 and 15 years.
Once a facelift’s results fade, patients are welcome to have a revision procedure.
Can A Botched Facelift Be Fixed?
A botched facelift may look and feel unfixable, but it can be revised. Dr. Jacono has developed techniques specifically for secondary facelift patients, and regularly reverses jowls, scarring, and sagging midface tissue.
How Long After a Facelift Can You Have a Revision?
For patients who want a secondary facelift, it is best to wait at least 12 months after the initial surgery. It takes about a year for skin, muscle, and other tissue to heal before the face can endure another operation.
Why Choose Dr. Jacono?
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive training in revision facelift surgery. He is uniquely qualified to deliver the most natural facelift results possible and uses innovative techniques.
To see if you are a candidate for revision facelift surgery with Dr. Jacono, please contact our offices in Manhattan or on Long Island.
Secondary Facelift Before and After Photos
Revision Facelift Patient 1:
This patient had a skin-only facelift with another surgeon. After this procedure, she experienced residual jowling, drooping neck skin, and sagging cheeks. Dr. Jacono performed a revision deep-plane facelift to tighten and lift her face’s underlying musculature.
Revision Facelift Patient 2:
This patient had a SMAS facelift with another surgeon and was unhappy with her turkey neck and scarring. Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane facelift combined with a necklift, platysmaplasty, and buccal fat removal to reduce the heaviness of her face. He also performed a lip lift at the same time to complete this overall transformation.
Revision Facelift Patient 3:
This patient had a SMAS facelift with another surgeon. It failed to lift her cheeks, jowls, and midface. Dr. Jacono performed an extended deep-plane facelift, a neck lift with platysmaplasty, and a lip lift. She looks natural and considerably younger.
Revision Facelift Lateral Sweep Deformity Patient 4:
This patient had her first facelift with another surgeon. The procedure left her with a lateral sweep deformity and failed to lift her face’s musculature.
Dr. Jacono performed a revision deep-plane facelift to loosen her skin’s tension and lift the rest of her face. The patient’s cheeks, jawline, and neck look much smoother.
Revision Facelift Before and After Patient 5:
This patient had a SMAS facelift 2 years before she consulted Dr. Jacono. This surgery left her with jowls, a droopy neck, and sagging cheeks. Dr. Jacono performed a revision deep plane facelift to lift her cheek fat and deeper facial musculature. She now looks natural and refreshed.
Revision Facelift Patient 6:
This patient had a number of SMAS facelifts with other surgeons. All of them failed to correct her jowls and drooping neck, as they did not lift her facial muscles. This woman also had an excessive amount of buccal fat.
Dr. Jacono corrected these issues with a deep-plane facelift, a platysmaplasty, and a blepharoplasty. This patient’s after photograph was taken just 7 weeks after surgery.
Revision Facelift Cobra Neck Deformity Patient 7:
After a facelift with another surgeon, this woman was left with a cobra neck deformity (residual neck banding). Dr. Jacono performed a deep-plane facelift and platysmaplasty to smooth her neck contour. The patients after photographs show a smooth, wrinkle-free neck and a well-defined jawline.
Secondary Facelift Before and After Patient 8:
This patient visited Dr. Jacono after a procedure with another surgeon. She experienced residual jowling, hollowing of her cheeks, and a sagging lower jawline. Dr. Jacono performed a revision deep-plane facelift with fat grafting.
He also performed a platysmaplasty to contour her neck. In her after photographs, the patient looks considerably younger, and her jawline looks well-defined.
Revision Facelift Pixie Ear Deformity Patient 9:
This patient came to Dr. Jacono to correct her visible scar and pixie ear deformity. Her after photographs show a much smoother ear contour and invisible scar line.
Secondary Facelift Pixie Ear Deformity Patient 10:
After a skin-only facelift with another doctor, this patient visited Dr. Jacono. He had a severe pixie ear deformity. Dr. Jacono performed a revision deep-plane facelift to improve his appearance.
The photographs above are before and after photographs of Dr. Jacono’s Revision Facelift patients. These are actual results and have not been altered for presentation here.