Revisionary Facelift Case Study 10
This lady was previously had a facelift performed elsewhere and was unhappy with the result. Reopening the previous scars and undermining the full face and neck enables one to be able to examine what has been performed previously and alter and reposition the internal structures accordingly. Often facelifting performed under local anaesthetic leads to a hollowed appearance, where skin only is removed with minimal lifting of the internal structures. This lead to tension in the face along the line of maximum skin removal. Initially the face may be improved but over time this tension leads to atrophy in the cheek especially and can lead to the “windswept look”. Revisionary face lifting is more complex and involves not only redoing what has been performed previously but also requires careful attention to providing symmetry in order to improve the internal structure.