Finesse and Accuracy
Revision facelifts are performed to improve or correct an initial facelift outcome. If you are unhappy with the results or want to make additional changes, a revision facelift may be performed.
More finesse and accuracy are required for the revision process than for the initial facelift. For this reason, it’s essential to seek a quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Harvey "Chip" Cole, III, MD, FACS, at Oculus Plastic Surgery, who has many years of experience and accreditation under his belt. There is a reason he is frequently referred to by his surgeon colleagues as the “Doctor’s Doctor.”
Your Deserved Aesthetic
A revision facelift, also called a secondary facelift or secondary rhytidectomy, is performed to improve the patient's appearance after a primary facelift that yielded unsatisfactory results—or after the outcome of an earlier facelift has faded.
Its purpose is to fix issues like jowling and sagging that the primary operation missed or to achieve more natural-looking results. Dr. Cole has perfected treatments for revision patients, and he is a specialist in corrective facelift surgery. Patients who come to see Dr. Cole for a secondary facelift are unique from his general patient population. Therefore, additional attention must be given during revision facelifts. Atlanta revision facelift provider, Dr. Cole takes into account the unique requirements of each patient in order to provide the best possible care.
Ensure A Natural Look
Most botched facelifts can be traced back to a surgeon's lack of experience. Some facial plastic surgeons just focus on the skin's surface when performing a facelift, leaving the underlying fat and muscles untreated.
As a result, surgeons can pull tissue in the face too tightly, leaving patients looking shocked, stretched, or unnatural. In other instances, surgeons undertreat the face, resulting in drooping cheeks, a sagging neck, and jowls. However successful the procedure, time will nonetheless age the face. As a result, some patients need to have a second operation as a form of upkeep. In other cases, the past surgical outcome may be satisfactory, but they may be unhappy with the resulting scars, which are nearly always the result of too much pulling.
The InsideOut™ facelift is a revolutionary new procedure pioneered by Dr. Cole. This surgery uses an endoscopic approach to rejuvenate the underlying facial muscles without the need for any visible incisions. Dr. Cole can also use this method to repair scars from previous facelifts. As a result, patients of Dr. Cole's tend to have an unaltered, luminous glow rather than an overly artificial one.
The Results You Expect
Dr. Cole is an experienced expert in revision facelift surgery and is board-certified in four seperate specialties. He uses cutting-edge methods and is particularly trained to provide you with the most natural facelift imaginable. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will review your aesthetic goals and medical history and examine the previous surgeon's work. Then, he will be able to make recommendations for a customized procedure to give you the results you expect. Contact our Atlanta location to find out whether Dr. Cole can perform a revision facelift for you.
Those considering a second operation often are afraid to have their results get worse. Dr. Cole's InsideOut™ endoscopic facelift is the solution; it's faster, less risky, and more effective than the conventional facelift. It is of note that 60% of Dr. Cole’s surgical schedule is repairing other surgeons poor surgical results—what Dr. Cole refers to as “rescue surgery.”
Both local and sedation anesthesia are used throughout the surgical procedure. When operating, Dr. Cole makes tiny incisions. These incisions are often less than an inch in length and are placed high on the hairline, inside the eyelid, or inside the mouth. A skinny, wand-like structure is inserted under the skin via these incisions. A little camera mounted on the inside of this endoscopic device gives Dr. Cole real-time visual feedback while he works. Then the facial muscles are molded and reconstructed to tighten the underlying tissues, and any excess fat is removed from problem areas of the face using small telescopic surgical devices. After the operation is finished, the incisions are sewn closed in a way that makes the stitches undetectable. As a result, it causes minimal discomfort and leaves no visible scars.
Correct Your Contours
Before your revision facelift Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Cole, will go over a comprehensive post-operative plan with you, outlining everything from when and how to take showers and sleep to when and how to start exercising and getting back to your regular routine. Dr. Cole will check on your recuperation and make sure everything is on track at your scheduled follow-up visits. Final results may take up to a year to settle in, so be patient with your face. The effects of a facelift may continue to persist for up to 15 years after the procedure is completed.
A Familiar Recovery
You can expect to have post-op discomfort and swelling similar to what you had after your initial facelift. Although the swelling won't go away entirely for a few months, you should start to observe improvements within a week or two. Most of the visible swelling should have subsided by month five.
It is recommended that you wait at least a year after the primary facelift before having a secondary procedure. Healing time for the face's skin, muscles, and other tissues is around a year.
Your revision will vary in cost depending on the extent of what's needed to reach your aesthetic goals. Our facelift revision procedure usually starts at $29,000. Dr. Cole will be able to give you a more accurate quote during your consultation.
Schedule your consultation with Atlanta’s premier facial plastic surgeon
Learn what’s possible with some of the most advanced techniques in the field today. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will use his extensive knowledge and experience to recommend an optimally beneficial treatment plan tailored to you. At Oculus Plastic Surgery, our honest and patient-focused approach ensures that every patient can achieve their best outcome.