Dr. Tavoussi specializes in Newport Beach revision facelifts for patients who have previously received facelifts but either were not pleased with the results or saw the results fade over time. Sometimes, even well-performed facelifts have their effects fade with time because a facelift does not stop the aging process. Instead, the skin’s elastin and the collagen continue to decrease, leading to more wrinkles and sagging of the skin, particularly around the jaw line. In addition, some patients who saw other doctors may find that the results were overdone and that their skin looks too tight or that their ears have been pulled down.
A Newport Beach revision facelift requires different techniques than an original facelift requires. Dr. Tavoussi must make careful incisions and must use great care when reshaping the underlying tissues of the face. Because it is such a delicate procedure, Newport Beach patients will want to ensure that they find a surgeon who practices up-to-the-minute cosmetic surgery techniques.
The surgery may take up to several hours and requires general anesthesia. However, because it is an outpatient procedure, patients will be able to return to their own homes that night but may need someone around for the first couple of days to help them with everyday tasks. Most patients experience some facial swelling and will want to keep their head elevated even at night. Dr. Tavoussi provides prescription pain medications to control incisional pain. Any sutures that are used are removed within a week or two following surgery during a follow-up appointment at the clinic.