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Facelift Revision in Beverly Hills

Individuals who undergo a facial rejuvenating procedure may experience unsatisfactory results and choose to undergo facelift revision surgery. In Beverly Hills, Renato P. Calabria, M.D., F.A.C.S., can help correct any undesirable features that result from your primary facelift surgery.

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Am I a Candidate for Facelift Revision Surgery?

Some patients notice issues like asymmetry or imbalance immediately after facelift surgery, while other problems may take a while to materialize. Some of the most common reasons you might seek out a revision facelift include:

Noticeable Scars

In many cases, you aren’t immediately able to see unattractive or noticeable scarring after your facelift. However, once your swelling dissipates and the incisions have healed, you may notice your scars causing asymmetry or feeling tight. This is typically caused by too much tension being placed on the incisions while tightening the surface of your skin.

Noticeable scars may also be due to poor healing or incisions that are placed incorrectly.

Decline of Your Initial Results

While you may be pleased with the results of your facelift, you may notice that the benefits and appearance of your procedure are fading too quickly. A quality facelift should last for several years, so if you experience excessive sagging soon after your facelift, you may need a revision.

“Cobra Neck” Deformity

Cobra neck deformity occurs when the skin isn’t lifted enough during your facelift, or too much fat is removed from your neck. Signs of cobra neck deformity include visible indentation in the center of your neck, with sagging skin hanging down on either side.

Sagging Under Your Eyes

While some sagging along the cheekbone under your eyes may be a result of several factors, prominent sagging may be a sign that your facelift was not performed correctly and the muscles under your eyes were not adequately tightened.

Sunken Eyes

As you age, you might notice that the area around your eyes starts to look sunken or hollow. While this is often a typical sign of aging, after a facelift, it can signify that too much fat padding around your eyes was removed.

Windswept Appearance

The goal of a facelift is to make you look youthful and refreshed. A quality facelift makes people comment on how good you look, even though it’s not obvious you’ve had anything done. If you look windswept or there’s a significant change in your appearance, you may require a facelift revision. Pulling the skin too tight can make you look overdone, which isn’t the outcome you want.

“Pixie Ear” Deformity

If your earlobes appear unnaturally pointy after a facelift, it may be because the skin was stretched too tightly and has created tension on your earlobes, making them look pointy.

While these are all symptoms of a facelift that might need revision, you may notice other issues that bother you about your results. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Calabria will help you understand how to remedy the problems.

How Does Dr. Calabria Perform Facelift Revision Surgery in Beverly Hills?

During a facelift revision, Dr. Calabria will perform a “Vertical Facelift” by vertically repositioning the cheek, fat, and muscles. This gives patients a more youthful look that closely matches their appearance at a younger age. In addition, treating problems in the forehead, eyes, and cheeks caused by a traditional facelift with the Vertical technique can create balance and harmony. Further details regarding this procedure can be discussed during an initial consultation.

If you would like to see examples of Dr. Calabria’s patient results, you may view before and after facelift photos. Patients frequently find this a critical component when choosing a plastic surgeon, so our physician strongly urges facelift revision candidates to browse plastic surgery images.

Can I Combine My Facelift Revision With Other Procedures?

Yes. Since a facelift only addresses the lower section of your face, you may want to combine a brow lift or blepharoplasty (eye lift) with your revision surgery to balance out your features. Once you’ve healed sufficiently from your facelift revision, you may choose to undergo enhancement procedures such as surgical or nonsurgical lip augmentation, facial fillers, or laser skin resurfacing.

How Long is My Facelift Revision Recovery?

Recovery time and requirements for your revision facelift are similar to when you underwent your original facelift. You will experience some swelling, numbness, and mild discomfort for a few days after surgery, so this is the time to rest and let yourself heal.

Are My Facelift Revision Results Permanent?

Like any facelift, the results of your revision facelift are considered permanent. However, the natural aging process will continue, so maintaining your results is up to you. A healthy diet, maintaining a stable weight, avoiding sun, quitting smoking, and a good skin care regimen can help extend your revision facelift results.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Calabria For My Facelift Revision?

With more than 15 years of experience, board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Dr. Renato Calabria has the skills and qualifications to perform your surgery. He has made various television appearances in which he discusses plastic surgery; some of these include the “Tyra Banks Show,” “Inside Edition,” “Extra,” and the KTLA News. Additionally, Dr. Calabria has acquired a nomination for one of 2005’s “Physician of the Year” and the honor of being named one of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by the 2008 Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

Patients interested in facelift revision in the Beverly Hills area may call Dr. Calabria at (310) 777-0069. He may also be reached at his Palm Springs office, (760) 836-0077, or internationally at 39.346.1776896. For added convenience, we also provide an online contact form. Be sure to ask about our complimentary online computer imaging consultation.

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  • What can I expect from my facelift revision consultation with Dr. Calabria?

    When visiting Dr. Calabria in either Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, or Italy, your facial anatomy is examined, and you will discuss your problem areas so that he can create a personalized treatment plan. The most common complaint patients express is the “windswept” appearance after an initial facelift procedure (“rhytidectomy”), which is usually due to the lack of taking the entire facial composition into account. Dr. Calabria carefully studies the face so that he can produce natural-looking, subtle changes.

  • How long do I need to wait before getting a facelift revision?

    No matter why a facelift revision is needed, the timing of the revision is essential. The full results of your original facelift won’t be visible for at least six months after your surgery, so you should wait at least that long, and ideally, up to a year. This gives your body adequate time to heal and your facelift results to “settle in” so that Dr. Calabria can more easily see the issues that need addressing.

  • I had a facelift several years ago, and my results are starting to fade. Do I need a facelift revision?

    When performed correctly, facelifts should last upwards of ten years. However, your results will be affected by the natural aging process, genetics, weight loss or gain, environmental factors, and how well you’ve cared for your skin. A secondary facelift can be performed to “touch up” your original results and does not require the more extensive surgery of a revision facelift.

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