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Most of us are familiar with a facelift and the techniques used to rejuvenate one’s appearance. But what happens when time keeps moving and the facelift doesn’t hold? Well, a revision facelift is a secondary surgery that is performed when the first procedure isn’t working or doesn’t provide the desired results. Before you freak out, not all facelifts need to be redone, especially when you use an experienced cosmetic surgeon. However, they don’t last forever, so as you age, you may consider a secondary one to keep the results looking fresh.

At Allure Esthetic, our goal is to help you stay informed on plastic surgeries and help you make the best decision for your own life. With a revision facelift, there’s a lot of precision and technical knowledge that goes into it, so choosing a provider with that experience is always the best decision.

Why Get A Revision Facelift?

A revision facelift is a secondary procedure that is performed when the first facelift needs some extra help. But this “extra help” could be needed at any time. It could be a decade or more down the road after age has affected the results, or it could be a year after your first one if the results aren’t what you were looking for.

Now, we aren’t saying that other providers are bad by any means, but sometimes, the results of a facelift can look overdone or fake, which might mean a revision facelift is the best option. Whatever the reason, a facelift revision is performed when you want to enhance the results and keep up with facial rejuvenation.

How Does It Work?

A revision facelift requires more precision than the standard simply because one has already been done. Now, this doesn’t mean the surgery will be a grueling process, but it does mean that more recovery is involved.

A revision facelift works by reworking the underlying muscles and tissues to lift up the face and get rid of any unwanted results from the first facelift. However, the surgeon will need to be skilled and trained in a revision facelift, as they will have to work around scar tissue or overly stretched skin.

That’s why we encourage you to take your time when finding a provider to perform your revision facelift Seattle. Talk to numerous providers, ask any question you have, and choose the provider who makes you feel confident in their skills and comfortable with the upcoming process.

Reasons To Consider A Revision Facelift

Okay, so now that we know a Seattle revision facelift addresses possible problems from the first surgery or a facelift that has lost its luster, let’s dive into some more reasons people undergo this procedure. While it’s not always necessary, a revision facelift can address things such as:

  • A facelift that has lost its touch because it was performed over a decade ago
  • The skin from the first facelift was pulled too tight and looked unnatural
  • The scars from the first facelift were left in visible locations or did not heal correctly
  • Issues like lax skin and jowls still remain
  • The first facelift created dimpling or creasing in the skin
  • The results from the first facelift created asymmetry
  • The first facelift you received used outdated techniques that could be improved

If any of these issues sound like something you’re dealing with, a revision facelift may be something worth considering. You don’t have to live with results you aren’t satisfied with, and it’s perfectly okay to want to improve your prior surgery.

What Are The Risks?

Our goal is to be transparent about the procedure so you can make a decision that works for you. Every surgery has risks, and revision surgery is inherently more complicated than a standard because of the scar tissue and prior methods used. Risks of a revision facelift,, include but aren’t limited to:

  • Additional scarring or deformed areas due to skin tension
  • A hairline that looks uneven or scarred
  • Overly tightened skin
  • Nerve damage or weakness
  • Fluid buildup
  • Infection or skin necrosis
  • Bleeding
  • Reaction to the anesthesia
  • Scarring or poor healing
  • Tissue necrosis(death)

These risks are why finding the right plastic surgeon is extremely important. At Allure Esthetic, we want you to make informed decisions so you get the best results for your needs. By choosing a highly trained provider in revision facelifts, you can reduce the risk of these complications and enjoy the results!

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What To Expect

The first and arguably most important aspect of a revision facelift is choosing a provider to perform the surgery. Please do not Google a few places and then choose the cheapest option you can find. No, we aren’t calling you out; we’re just looking out for you! A revision facelift is a complicated surgery that requires precision and expertise to execute accurately. So, the most cost-effective option may not be your best choice.

Instead, take your time talking with providers and getting a good feel for their practice. Ask questions, stay informed, and choose the provider that understands your goals and creates a plan for your unique surgery.

During The Revision Facelift

A revision facelift, Seattle, is an in-depth surgery that can take three to five hours, depending on the techniques and methods you need. After your surgery, you will need to stay at our outpatient surgery center for post-anesthesia recovery to ensure you’re safe to go home. You will need to have someone drive you home, as you will not be able to do so yourself.


The recovery process for a revision facelift is unique and depends on how your body heals. However, if you follow the instructions closely and take the proper amount of time to rest, your facelift recovery will go smoothly. Some instructions may include:

  • Rest take off of work for at least two weeks or as long as your provider instructs
  • Do not remove the facial wrap until the provider does
  • Rest in an upright position to avoid additional swelling
  • Do not exercise until Dr. Sajan clears you to do so
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Sajan to make sure you are healing correctly

These are just some of the recovery steps included in a revision facelift. Dr. Sajan will provide more instructions that are specific to the techniques and methods required for your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I A Candidate For A Revision Facelift?

If you have had a prior facelift that you are either unsatisfied with or is no longer providing benefits, you may be right for a revision facelift. The best way to figure out if you are a candidate is to talk with an experienced provider and see if you are a good candidate for the surgery.

How Long Does A Revision Facelift Last?

A revision facelift is a secondary surgery intended to help correct or refresh the initial one. It can last many years, depending on your genetics and lifestyle. However, the longevity of a revision facelift is different for everyone, so talk with your provider about how to ensure it lasts a long time.

How Much Does A Revision Facelift Cost In Seattle?

The cost of a revision facelift in Seattle depends on the doctor you use and the types of techniques needed during your surgery. However, at Allure Esthetic, the cost of a revision facelift starts at $12,000.

Your Revision Facelift At Allure Esthetic

When you visit Dr. Sajan for a revision facelift consultation, you can expect in-depth information, personalized care, and a customizable plan to help you achieve your goals. Dr. Sajan is one of the leading facelift revision specialists in Seattle and can create the results you feel confident about.

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