A revision neck lift is performed to repair a previous neck lift procedure that did not yield satisfactory results or was not able to fully address the patient’s initial cosmetic concern. Patients commonly seek this surgery after undergoing an initial neck lift that has failed to improve their sagging skin and folds to the desired goal, or to refresh results that have naturally aged over time.
While a primary neck lift restores the youthful contour of the neck by reducing visible signs of aging such as excessive wrinkling, skin drooping, and jowling, a revision procedure addresses a wide spectrum of issues that have resulted from an unsuccessful neck lift.
Patients who would like to repair any unwanted results or side effects from a previous neck lift can greatly benefit from this procedure, but it is also commonly performed on patients who would like to maintain the rejuvenation results achieved from the first surgery.
Optimum results can last for a decade or more, but due to the fact that the skin will still age over time, touch-ups will eventually be needed.
This surgery can help improve the following:
Patients who have undergone an initial necklift procedure have significantly different needs than those who have not had any prior neck rejuvenation surgery. As such, a revision necklift requires special techniques that must be performed with maximum precision and finesse to produce optimal results.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a double-board certified surgeon whose vast experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery allows him to execute highly customized treatments that effectively target the unique concerns of each patient.
Under his expert care, patients can expect the following benefits:
Proper assessment is crucial for a successful revision procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sedgh will listen to your expected outcome as well as your motivation for undergoing the surgery before performing a physical examination of the target area. After a full evaluation, the doctor will then lay out the best surgical plan to suit your specific concerns.
Your initial consultation should consist of the following:
Dr. Sedgh works with patients from all over the world, which is why he offers the option of conducting virtual consultations through video conferencing. If you live out-of-town or overseas, his office can also assist with any travel arrangements you may require for the day of your surgery.
There are a variety of methods used for a revision neck lift. Typically, there are three cases of issues that require revision surgery: undercorrected, overcorrected, and maintenance.
Undercorrected neck lifts are resolved by using an additional incision or extending the existing scar to remove excess skin. Another incision may also be made under the chin to minimize the appearance of vertical bands.
Overcorrected neck lifts, on the other hand, can be more challenging to fix especially for patients with “heavier” necks. In some cases, a layer of fat is placed under the neck to improve the area that came out too tight. Usually, one would need to get a layer of fat with inner skin from either the lower abdomen, arms, or inner thighs to make the neck look more natural.
If there were no problems with your previous neck lift but the results are starting to wane, you may require a simple maintenance procedure.
The duration of the procedure will depend on the needs of the patient and the degree of revisions required.
Revision neck lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. After the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort, which can be lessened by taking the prescribed medications and adhering to all post-op instructions to facilitate a faster and more comfortable recovery.
To ensure proper healing, you are advised to rest for a few weeks after the procedure, and to refrain from participating in strenuous activities. You should be able to return to your day-to-day activities two weeks post-surgery
Dr. Sedgh will personally monitor your postoperative progress through a series of follow-up appointments, beginning on the first day after the surgery up to one year later, to promote optimum health and wellbeing throughout the recovery stage.
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