Frequently Asked Questions
Should You Go Back To The Same Surgeon For A Revision?
If you can, yes. Your original surgeon will know the specifics of your surgery and what was done. However, there are circumstances where it may not be possible to see your previous surgeon such as if they retired or you moved. Additionally, there are unfortunate circumstances where a patient may no longer trust or feel comfortable returning to their original surgeon. This is when going to another surgeon is often easier.
While it is routine to recommend that a patient see their original surgeon first, Dr. Allegra is always available for a second opinion or to perform your secondary facelift. If possible, get your records from your previous surgeon as this will help Dr. Allegra plan your facelift revision surgery.
How Do You Fix Pixie Ears After A Facelift?
Resolving a pixie ear deformity involves removing some or all of the scar and recreating the incision so that the earlobe can be properly positioned. However, if no other correction is needed, this is the end of the surgery, making it less traumatic than facelift surgery. Thus, it can usually be performed under local anesthesia and involve an easier and shorter recovery.
Do Facelifts Ever Look Natural?
Yes, a correctly and well performed modern facelift should look natural. Windswept facelift results are a thing of the past when the proper technique is used. Unnatural results do still occur, but they are rare and usually are due to an underqualified surgeon.
Is There A Way To Avoid Needing A Revision During My Initial Surgery?
If you have not yet undergone your initial facelift surgery and want to lessen your chances of needing a revision, there are a few factors within your control.
- Consult with more than one surgeon
- Ensure that you pick a qualified, credentialed surgeon who performs more than the average number of facelifts per year
- Look at before and after photos of surgeons you are considering to make sure they match with your goals
- Follow post-operative instructions
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Do not smoke
- Listen to your surgeon’s advice carefully because they may recommend additional procedures that will help provide optimal results
What Is The Cost Of A Revision Facelift?
The cost of any revisional surgery can vary widely due to differing patient needs. This is also true of a facelift revision surgery. You will receive the most accurate price at your consultation. Though, you can use our price list and Price Simulator tool to get an idea of the cost of your surgery.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery does work with outside financing companies including Care Credit to help provide an affordable financing option. You can find more information about the companies we work with and links to apply on our financing page.