Revision Facelift in Memphis, TN, With Dr. Langsdon
If you are unhappy with the results of your facelift surgery, or if the results have changed or faded over time, a revision facelift might be the solution to restore the look you want. Revision or secondary surgery can correct or improve on the results of an earlier procedure.
You might have a revision facelift done to refresh the improvements from a facelift performed in the past, addressing changes caused by the natural aging process. This might be called a face “tuck up”. You might also have a revision facelift to correct a problem you’ve noticed with your results after healing from the original procedure.
If you think you might benefit from a revision facelift or face tuck up, Dr. Phillip Langsdon is the premier surgeon to consult. Dr. Langsdon is a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. Leading facelift surgeons worldwide have adopted the advanced techniques he has developed for rejuvenating the neck and lower face. Dr. Langsdon served as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2018-2019 and has earned accolades as one of the best facelift surgeons in America.
To learn more about how a revision facelift in Memphis might benefit you, contact The Langsdon Clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langsdon.
Why Might I Consider a Revision Facelift?
Patients come to Dr. Langsdon for revision facelifts for three primary reasons:
- To refresh results from an earlier procedure. A facelift can remove years from your appearance, but it does not stop the aging process. After a facelift, your skin and facial muscles will still be vulnerable to the effects of time, genetics, lifestyle and gravity. Getting a revision facelift as a touch-up (tuck up) or refresher can address these natural changes and restore a younger and more attractive look.
- To gain the benefit of new facelift methodology. Advances in facelift techniques over the years have led to longer-lasting and more natural-looking results. If your original facelift did not include repositioning and tightening the underlying facial muscles and connective tissues (the key to a modern Deep Plane SMMS facelift), a revision facelift by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Langsdon can improve your results. Dr. Langsdon has also developed and published techniques to rejuvenate the neck and create more definition along the jawline, and he can apply these in a revision facelift.
- To correct problems with the results of an earlier procedure. Pulled ear lobes, distortion of the front of the ear, malpositioned hairline, facial or neck distortion, and unusual scar placement are some of the things referred to Dr. Langsdon for correction or improvement.
What Problems Can a Revision Facelift Correct?
It’s uncommon to have problems with a facelift, but when they occur, a revision procedure might help improve some of them. These issues include the following.
- Lateral sweep: A swept-back or stretched look between the corners of the mouth and the earlobes, the result of an over-aggressive or skin-focused initial procedure
- Hollowed eyes: When the original surgeon removes too much fat from below the eyes, possibly to reduce puffiness
- Distorted earlobes: “Pixie ear,” where the bottoms of the earlobes pull down unnaturally, the result of tightening skin in the lower face
- Flat cheeks: When the surgeon removes too much fat from the cheeks in the initial surgery, or facial tightening compresses the cheeks
- Accentuated malar crescent: When the original facelift makes the lower eyelid muscle’s border more visible
- Imbalance: When the lower face looks markedly younger than the eyes and upper face
- Insufficient rejuvenation: When an overly restrained approach to the initial facelift does not reposition the muscles enough or when more needs to be done to address the neck
Meet Dr. Langsdon
President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D. is Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Dr. Langsdon’s career has been limited and focused entirely on Facial Plastic Surgery and he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in his field.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Revision Facelift?
In many cases you should wait a year after your initial facelift before considering a revision procedure. It takes that long, and sometimes longer, for the final results to be visible and for the tissues to recover from the initial procedure. An expert facelift surgeon can evaluate your face, determine whether revision surgery might benefit you, and plan the procedure.
You may be a good candidate for a revision facelift if you are in good overall health, have realistic expectations and would like to refresh or improve the results of your original facelift. Excessive smoking and some health conditions might prevent the type of procedure needed to improve some types of conditions.
Why Choose Dr. Langsdon as My Revision Facelift Surgeon?
Revision or secondary surgery typically requires an extra level of skill and care. For minor revisions, if you are generally satisfied with the results of your initial procedure, it may make sense to work with the original surgeon. For more complex revisions, or if you are not comfortable returning to the original surgeon, your first step should be to find the most skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Langsdon is a pioneer in facelift surgery and Deep Plane Facelift surgery and has earned a reputation as one of the best facelift surgeons in America. He has developed and spearheaded the refinement of new facelift techniques, and has spoken nationally regarding his techniques and publications. Through his work with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which he led as president in 2018-2019 and which he led as national medical education meeting director for 3 years, he has organized and overseen the organization’s medical education program. He has published details about his innovative surgical techniques, and he has taught young doctors specializing in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Langsdon’s expertise and innovations all revolve around one overriding goal — producing beautifully natural-looking results for his patients. You should trust nothing less than a talented and compassionate surgeon for your facelift, and Dr. Langsdon has the experience and specialization to create the best results possible in each individual case. People from across the U.S. and abroad travel to Dr. Langsdon’s practice because of his unmatched expertise.
What Can I Expect in My Revision Facelift Procedure?
Your revision facelift or “tuck up” will take place in The Langsdon Clinic’s ambulatory surgical center. In preparation for surgery, you will take medication to help you relax, promote healing, and minimize post-operative swelling and bruising. For most patients, Dr. Langsdon uses twilight sedation (similar to that used for colonoscopy), supplemented by local anesthesia in which most patients have no memory, yet don’t require gas anesthesia.
A revision facelift is a highly individualized procedure. The specific approach Dr. Langsdon uses for your surgery will depend on what you want to improve, the goals for the procedure, and the realistic possibilities of your particular condition.
Once you are alert again after your sedation and anesthesia, a trusted friend or family member can drive you home or to a local hotel.
What Can I Expect in Recovery?
We will provide you with a post-operative recovery plan customized to your revision facelift procedure’s unique aspects. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and in most cases only mild discomfort, but Dr. Langsdon will prescribe medication to help with any short-term discomfort.
You will need to rest and relax around home the first week after surgery and avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks. To promote healing and minimize swelling, you will need to keep your head elevated for the first two weeks of your recovery. You can sleep on an adjustable mattress, in a reclining chair, or propped up by several pillows.
After two weeks of recovery, most patients can resume social activities. At this point, most patients can cover any residual bruising and visible scarring with makeup.
Most patients can go back to office work or school two weeks after their revision facelift. If your job tends to be strenuous, you may need a little more time to ensure that healing is well underway. Full healing from any type of surgery can take at least 12 months.
Schedule Your Memphis Facelift Consultation Today
Contact The Langsdon Clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langsdon. For more than 25 years, Dr. Langsdon has operated the only practice in the mid-South that is limited and specialized in facial cosmetic surgery. Patients travel from throughout the region, across the U.S. and abroad to visit Dr. Langsdon due to his widely recognized reputation as one of America’s best facelift and rhinoplasty surgeons.
For more information on your facial plastic surgery around the Memphis, TN, area or abroad, please contact us by calling 888-816-FACE (3223) or 901-755-6465, or by sending us a message on our website. Dr. Langsdon and his team look forward to helping you discover the excellent results possible through facial rejuvenation!
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