Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs revision facelifts for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
Revision Facelift may be performed for a number of reasons. Sometimes individuals are happy
with their facelifts but want to improve their neck further or add a cheeklift or a browlift. Others
simply have reached the 10-15 year mark after their last facelift and want another facelift to
restore the look achieved from their previous facelift. Unfortunately, the third reason for revision
facelifts is to re-perform a facelift on a person who is unhappy with the resulting outcome or the
Revision facelifts follow many of the same principles as our Natural Facelift. Tissues deep
underneath the skin are tightened, tension is minimized on the incision to minimize any scarring,
and the skin is not pulled but gently redraped over the tightened facial tissues providing a very
natural contour to the cheek, jaw, and neck.
Commonly, revision facelifts require changes to the ear lobe and, occasionally, to the ear itself,
to correct deformities from previous surgery. Similarly, irregularities in the neck from uneven
muscle pull, asymmetric lifting of the facial tissues, or aggressive neck liposuction also need
to be addressed. All of these irregularities and deformities are addressed and improved at the
same time as the revision facelift.
Though we did not intend to become revision facelift specialists, we do perform, improve,
or revise facelifts routinely. The goal with revision facelifts is to provide a youthful lift to the
cheeks, jowls, and neck while improving the scars, irregularites, and asymmetries already
present and yielding a result that still appears natural.
Downtime is similar to our Natural Facelift and pain is not a common complaint. The first week,
we ask our patients not to perform any heavy lifting, bending over, or strenous activities. On day 7, we let our patients resume those activities but bruising and swelling usually takes, on average, 12 days from the date of surgery to resolve. Patients do not complain about pain with this procedure and most individuals will use Tylenol for pain relief if needed.
Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
Procedure Length: On average, 2 – 3 hours
Recovery: On average, 12 days for bruising and swelling to resolve.