Is It Time for a Second Facelift?

A facelift can do wonders for reducing signs of aging on your face but it will not stop the aging process. A skilled plastic surgeon can elevate the skin and tissues of the lower face and neck, creating a more youthful appearance. While the results of a facelift can last for several years or more when performed with advanced techniques, the aging process continues. Eventually, you will begin to look older and see resumed sagging of the skin and tissues. When this occurs, you may wonder if it is time for a second facelift.

It is very common for those who have a facelift to consider 2nd and even 3rd facelifts as they get older. If the first procedure is done at the early stages of aging, eventually a second procedure may be desired. Aging still occurs but the procedures can help retain firmness in the lower face. Often a second facelift will be combined with other procedures to help reduce signs of aging, like a neck lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery.

Secondary Vs Revision Facelifts

There is a difference between secondary and revision facelifts. Secondary facelifts are used to upkeep the results of a first facelift as aging occurs and are usually not needed for at least eight years. A revision facelift is when the first facelift did not achieve the results desired and may be needed much sooner.

If you had a facelift lift several or more years ago but are beginning to notice visible sagging in the lower face, consult an experienced facial plastic surgeon. It may be time to consider a second facelift if you want to retain a youthful appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
6th Floor, North Bldg
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 381-6110

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