Secondary Face Lift

Having a second face lift it something that many people choose to do because the results of their original facelift has faded.  Rhytidectomy, or facelift, have results that usually last on average for about ten years.  Second facelifts become necessary usually around this time.  Some people might choose less invasive means of rejuvenating the appearance of their face.  Restylane injections or laser skin resurfacing may both help with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. Restylane is a dermal filler that helps fill in frown lines, “crows feet”, and other areas that develop lines.  Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser to destroy the top layer of skin and reveals newer, younger looking skin underneath. Rhytidectomy eventually becomes the best option for more permanent treatment.

2nd Facelift Procedure

The actual procedure of having a second face lift may involve the same area as the first or may be expanded to improve the appearance of other areas of the face.  There will more than likely be some amount of scar tissue in the face from the previous surgery.   The scar tissue, if it is not too extensive, actually helps to limit bleeding and scarring.  Your surgeon will discuss with you your options for treatment and exactly what kind of facelift will be necessary to get the best results. 

Risks of a Second Facelift

The risks of face lifts include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Anesthetic risks

Second Facelift Cost

The actual cost of secondary face lift is dependent on the exact procedure that is completed.  Usually secondary face lifts cost approximately ten thousand dollars, but your surgeon will be able to give a better estimate based on the procedure that is completed.

Consult with a Professional

The experienced plastic surgeon that you choose will be able to discuss with you your best options for surgery and also the recovery process.  He will able to answer any questions you have about a secondary face lift.