Friday, June 7, 2019

Can I have another facelift?

Patients who may have had a facelift in their early to mid 50’s may notice that it may be time for a second facelift towards their late 60’s and early 70’s. A repeat facelift is performed when you may notice the effects of time, loss of elasticity, and gravity have led to further laxity of the skin and jowls despite having a previous facelift. This should be differentiated from a revision facelift where the outcome of the first facelift was unsatisfactory and a correction needs to be made. A repeat facelift typically needs to be performed about 10-15 years after the first facelift to combat those effects of time.

Repeat facelifts can be a little more complicated as their is scar tissue from the previous facelift and the SMAS is much thinner compared to the first facelift. This can compromise the amount of lift that may be achieved. It is important to seek an experienced facelift surgeon with understanding of the facial anatomy when seeking a repeat facelift.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.