Undergoing a face lift is a very personal decision. When done properly the results can improve your self confidence as well as your overall appearance. Over the course of 10-15 years, the results of the initial facelift may begin to fade. Now you still have a more youthful appearance than if you never had the initial surgery, but if you’d like to address the same issues you did with the first surgery, a tuck up procedure may be indicated. This is one indication for a second surgery.
In other instances, a tuck up procedure is needed to correct an issue with the first lift. This may be as a result of wide scars or the pulling down of the earlobes from excess tension. Dr. Guy’s techniques on primary facelifts significantly limit the risks of either of these, but you will see these issues frequently in the community from other surgeons. A tell tale sign of the previous lift is the wide white ring going around the ear or the Pixie ear deformity where the earlobe connects much lower on the face. There are certainly ways to minimize these signs but even the best designed plans may not be sufficient for an aberrant healing process.
In either situation a tuck up procedure, also known as a revision rhytidectomy, may be an excellent option. When performed as a result of the aging process continuing, the work required to restore the previous result is not as extensive and therefore not as expensive. When performed as part of a revision for the signs of a face lift done elsewhere the work required depends on what was performed previously. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Guy is skilled in revision rhytidectomy. The best plan for you can be discussed at the time of your consultation.