While a facelift is designed to enhance the natural features of an individual’s face and neck, there are instances in which too much skin is removed, giving the face a pulled-back or startled appearance. In some cases, there is unevenness between two sides of an individual’s face, distorted earlobes or early recurrence of the jowls. Without question, this “operated look” appears unnatural, leaving patients dissatisfied with their results. Given these postoperative concerns, Dr. Evan Ransom performs a complete face-lifting technique as part of a revision facelift procedure to correct deformities following previous surgeries. Without making a larger incision, Dr. Ransom’s revision facelift ensures that you can still look like you!
When it comes to plastic surgery and facelifts gone wrong, there’s no shortage of tabloid articles and websites dedicated to the worst of the worst, especially when it comes to celebrities. Very Well Health attributes this to a growing fascination with bad plastic surgery. Even so, it all becomes real when one’s own plastic surgery results are incomplete or dissatisfactory. While complications can occur with any surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations regarding the outcome. In the same way, it’s imperative to consult with a trusted and skilled facial plastic surgeon.
As it stands, a facelift, which is medically known as Rhytidectomy, is a complex procedure. There are multiple approaches and considerations, including the unique facial anatomy of each patient. For instance, when a “skin-only” facelift is performed, a common complication involves a wind-swept look, in which the corners of a patient’s mouth appear pulled or stretched in an unnatural way. In this case, a revision facelift surgery would focus on a deeper level of dissection and repositioning deeper tissues and muscle layers. Thus, while the approach to revision facelift surgery may be similar to the previous facelift surgery, a special technique is performed to elevate the neck, jowls and cheeks. Dr. Ransom is able to accomplish this in one procedure, without making a larger incision. By lifting the underlying tissues and muscles, results are better, longer lasting and most of all, natural-appearing.
If you have had previous facelift surgery and are experiencing problems or a deformity as a result, Dr. Evan Ransom is happy to discuss options for revision facelift surgery with you. To schedule a consultation, call today.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.