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.
What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Revision Facelift?
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.
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
- Platysma banding
- Submental fat
- Prominent scars
- Pixie ear deformity