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Revision Facelift Surgery Specialist

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous facelift, you can turn to Forever Faces Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kenrick Spence is among an elite group of facial plastic surgeons who carries the experience and abilities needed for revisionary facelifts. He has helped countless patients in Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding North Carolina areas, both men and women, achieve the natural-looking and beautiful results they deserve. We understand that your previous facelift surgery required an investment and time that you may never get back. However, at Forever Face Plastic Surgery, we deliver remarkable expertise in revision surgery so that you can walk away with the best possible outcome towards a more youthful and confident appearance.

There are a many factors that can influence the final outcome of a facelift. In many cases, poor outcomes are a result of a surgeon who lacks proper training or fails to consider the unique needs of the patient. In facelift surgery, superior results are rarely achieved when using a one-size-fits-all approach. Dr. Spence understands this and carefully tailors his surgical techniques to meet the individual needs and concerns of each patient, which includes consideration of their skin type, aging patterns and other important elements.

Corrective Surgery for Facelifts

The majority of patients seek a revisionary facelift to correct unnatural results from an under-treated or over-treated facelift. The longevity and appearance of a facelift is directly impacted by how a surgeon made the incisions as well as how and where the skin was lifted. Dr. Spence brings deep experience and specialized training to correct facelifts that were done incorrectly or produced a “worked on” appearance.

Under-treated facelift surgery can cause sagging or loose skin to return too soon, which means wrinkles, jowls and neck folds reappear. An over-treated facelift often creates an unnatural appearance produced when the skin is pulled too tight. A hallowed or even distorted look can be a result of an over-performed facelift. Dr. Spence is known for his revision surgery success. His facelift approach is always customized to each patient and involves innovative techniques that lift the underlying skin structure instead of simply pulling the skin and creating unnatural and less sustainable results.

When it comes to rejuvenating your appearance and turning back the hands of time, we give patients a full menu of options. For many, ideal results can be achieved when combining facelift surgery with an eyelift, brow lift or other procedure. We also offer a number of non-surgical cosmetic services to compliment your revision facelift. Regardless of the severity of your previous botched facelift, Dr. Spence will work with you to determine an approach that will help you achieve beautiful and youthful facial harmony. Please contact our office today for corrective facelift surgery. We look forward to creating a rewarding experience for you in facial plastic surgery.

Revision Facelift FAQ

I had a facelift performed 2 years ago and after surgery I noticed the shape of my earlobe had changed. It appears long and stretched out.
This phenomenon is called a Pixie ear deformity. Often due to tension on the earlobe, its position and shape changes- becoming longer with an aged appearance attached to the neck skin. Pixie ear deformities can be repaired under local anesthesia at Forever Faces Plastic Surgery. The use of the SMAS to take the tension off of the earlobe is a technique used by Dr. Spence with great success. He is able to restore the shape of the earlobe along with its natural dimensions.

I had a facelift performed one year ago and my neck bands have already come back.
Recurrent neck bands can be treated non-surgically with Botox or surgically with a corset platysmaplasty. When the bands are sewn together tightly in the midline of the neck, various manipulations of the neck muscles can be preformed to sharpen the neck line. Ask about a modified neck lift at Forever Faces Plastic Surgery.

I feel like my face looks tightly pulled after my facelift. Can anything be done about this?
Yes. A pulled tight look or wind blown appearance can be corrected. Often we must wait a certain amount of time for the tissues to relax. Dr. Spence of Forever Faces has significant experience with correcting the wind blown appearance.

  • Re-draping skin in a more natural direction
  • Fat grafting to the face
  • Reducing the tension on the skin by use of the SMAS

Dr. Spence uses one of these three techniques to correct the wind blown appearance.

I had a neck lift six months ago and notice that I have developed a witches chin. Can this be fixed?
Yes. The witches chin can often be corrected by re-suspension of the chin along with fat grafting. This procedure can be performed with local or general anesthesia at Forever Faces. The down time is often only a few days. This is performed using an incision approximately 1 cm behind the natural chin crease.

My facelift scars are widened and thick. How long should I wait before a revision?
It is not always wise to rush into a revision. The scars should be given time to mature. At times with the use of steroids, compression and massage the scars will improve. If these techniques fail then any revision should minimize the tension on the skin with the use of the SMAS layer. This may be accomplished under local anesthesia.

I have hair loss from my facelift and a noticeable scar. I can't put my hair up. Can anything be done about this?
Yes. Hair transplantation from one area of dense hair growth on the scalp can be performed. This may be combined with a scar revision. Depending on the area of hair loss this may require more than one session. Ask about hair transplantation after facelift at Forever Faces Plastic Surgery.

My nasolabial folds have returned after my facelift. Is there another way to fix this?
The high SMAS facelift produces excellent improvement in the nasolabial folds. If you are not prepared to have surgery again the use of fat grafting for a more permanent solution or the use of fillers can be done for a more temporary fix.

My scar behind my ear from my facelift has descended down my neck. How can I correct this?
By fixing the incision tightly in the groove of the ear this can be prevented. This can be done under local anesthesia.

After my facelift I can't hold my earbuds to listen to music anymore.
This may arise from tension on the tragus of the ear which distorts the tragus. This can be revised under local anesthesia, taking the tension off the tragus.