Patients who are overdone with a tight or stretched appearance tend to be dissatisfied and also seek corrective facelift revision procedures. Fortunately, there are nonsurgical approaches to correct this problem.Patients who have previously undergone facelift procedures and who consult Dr. Jane for corrective procedures have significantly different needs than the patients who have not had prior facelift surgery. Typically, a revision or corrective nonsurgical procedure requiresspecial techniques and care because of previous surgical manipulations. Dr. Jane uses a customized approach that deals with the unique issues that each patient has when seeking nonsurgical revision facelift without knife. Any facelift technique that places excessive tightness on the skin can produce scarring and distortions around the ears or hair line problems (loss of sideburns) or unnatural wind tunnel deformity.
There are mainly 4 common reasons for seeking correctional procedures. Each requires different solution method.
Windtunnel deformity: Many patients who have undergone previous lifting procedures have thinner skin and require special treatment to avoid having complications from secondary procedures. After the skin has been thoroughly evaluated, the facial balance between the upper, middle, lower and neck regions of the face must all be detailed. Additionally, we now know that the aging process is not just a matter of gravitational laxity, but also due to asignificant volume atrophy caused by the change to the skeletal bone as well as subcutaneous fat atrophy. As a result many patients undertaking secondary facial procedures will require multilevel fat transfer and grafting to restore facial volume.The areas of imbalance can be addressed at the same time with a micro liposuction, mid face re-contouring with fat transfer or filler.
We all have been watching “Facelifts gone bad” on the internet. Fortunately, these cases are very rare. One of the biggest fear and most common complication is having an “operated” or “wind tunnel” look. Dr. Jane specializes in correction of wind-tunnel deformity with stem cell fat grafting or filler. Dr. Jane has been at the forefront of developing procedures to best address.
Scar Problem: Some people will complain about their scars but be satisfied with their facelift. Bad scars are the result of excessive skin tightness. Simply cutting and restitching the scars alone (scar revision) will produce greater tension on the new scar and cause a worse resultant scar and should be avoided. In these situations, ActiveFX or DeepFx CO2 laser with PRP can help.
Hairline Problem: The loss or movement of the sideburn or “stepping” of the hairline behind the ear. Neograft uses the automated follicular unit extraction without knife or scalpel. Patients can have the restored hairline with very minimum downtime and without any scar.
Residual Drooping: There are many reasons people seek revision facelifts. The most common scenario is the person has had a successful facelift which has naturally aged over time and now it is time to repeat it to maintain your youthful appearance. In most cases,well-performed face lifts last over 10 years. Other times, a person has had a facelift and the result was not acceptable because areas were undertreated. The most common problems include continued jowls or neck laxity after surgery, or drooping of the cheeks and midfacial area after a face lift. Procedures that do not last as long as anticipated are also a very common reason a person will inquire about a secondary facelift procedure. Thanks to the modern technology, Dr. Jane utilizes ultrasound energy for nonsurgical secondary facelift using Ultherapy.