Revision Facelift

Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia

What is Revision Facelift surgery?

Revision facelift surgery refers to a facelift procedure that is performed on a patient with history of prior facelift. A patient may be a candidate for revision facelift if they are seeking corrective surgery to improve a new or persistent deformity after fully healing from recent surgery or repeat surgery several years after an initial facelift for additional facial rejuvenation. Although facelift surgery delivers permanent results, the surgical results may only last for several years out and then start to fade since the face and neck continue to age over time. Revision facelift surgery is typically much more challenging compared to primary facelift given that the facial anatomy is altered with scar tissue present. The risks of bleeding and poor healing as well as needed surgical time may be higher with revision surgery.

Dr. Ho is extensively experienced in revision facelift, drawing patients from various areas of Philadelphia and the Main Line as well as from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She is available for consultation with all patients with history of previous facelift and neck lift surgery and will devote thorough evaluation and discussion with each patient to determine whether they may benefit from revision facelift.

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What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Revision Facelift?

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic surgery of the aging face. She has dedicated training in cosmetic procedures from one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship programs in the country and stays up to date in refining her knowledge and surgical techniques to provide her patients with the best surgical results. Dr. Ho is known regionally as a jawline contouring specialist and attracts patients from all over Philadelphia and the Main Line and across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the East Coast.

Given the challenging nature of revision facelift surgery, Dr. Ho dedicates the needed time and meticulous attention to help each revision facelift patient achieve their desired surgical outcome. Her surgical technique focuses on creating beautiful, natural results through well-hidden incisions placed in the hairline and natural creases. Dr. Ho will take care to revise prominent scars and lingering earlobe deformities (e.g. pixie ear deformity) from previous surgery to maximize the surgical outcome. She is experienced in various approaches to facelift including SMAS imbrication and plication as well as deep plane approaches and will tailor her technique to the individual revision surgery patient.


“Dr. Tina Ho is amazing!”

Dr. Tina Ho is amazing! I highly recommend her. She is thorough in her explanations of procedures and truly listens to her patients. She also works hard to build a physician-patient relationship which is rare these days!! Thanks, Dr Ho!
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What are common issues that can be addressed with Revision Facelift?

Common nasal issues that can be improved or corrected with revision facelift include but are not limited to:

  • Facial skin laxity
  • Pleated skin appearance
  • Facial soft tissue laxity
  • Jowling
  • Platysma banding
  • Submental fat
  • Prominent scars
  • Pixie ear deformity

What type of patient is the ideal candidate for Revision Facelift?

The ideal surgical patient for revision facelift is a healthy non-smoking individual who has no remarkable medical or surgical history, does not take blood-thinning medications, and demonstrates strong bony facial features, normal hyoid position, and good skin elasticity. They should demonstrate new or persistent facial deformities from recent surgery or recurrent facial aging issues years out from prior surgery and should be at minimum 6-12 months well-healed from prior surgery. Good candidates for revision facelift need to demonstrate healthy facial skin and realistic expectations regarding revision surgery goals and outcome and should be committed to long term follow-up to ensure the best surgical results.

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