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Facelift Revision in Birmingham

Facelift surgery is intended to leave beautiful, long-lasting results. However, natural aging and gravity can make unwanted changes to your face, reversing the results of your initial facelift. If you notice your facelift results are not what they used to be, don’t worry. Dr. Grotting and Dr. Cohn offer facelift revision surgery, also known as a secondary facelift, to improve your facial appearance and restore your original results.


What Can Facelift Revision Do for Me?

Restore Your
Original Results

Many people receive beautiful facelift results that they are satisfied with for many years. However, as time goes by, facelift results are often affected by additional signs of aging, such as skin sagging and wrinkles. Facelift revision surgery tightens and repositions underlying facial muscles to restore your youthful features.

Improve Your Facial Appearance

Many people dread getting older because of the way it can affect your appearance. Aging is hard enough as it is, even without visible changes to your face and body. Facelift revision surgery improves your facial appearance by eliminating sagging skin, jowls, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Correct Unsatisfactory Results

Being unhappy with your plastic surgery results can be frustrating and upsetting and may make you feel more insecure than before. Dr. Grotting and Dr. Cohn can perform facelift revision surgery to improve unnatural or undesirable results from an initial facelift.

What Does Revision Facelift Involve?


What Type of Anesthesia Is Used for Facelift Revision?

Facelift revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.


Where Will My Facelift Revision Incisions Be Located?

Revision incisions are similar to those of your initial facelift. Dr. Grotting and Dr. Cohn will place the incisions in the same spot whenever possible. This will allow for less visible scarring.


How Is a Secondary Facelift Performed?

After your secondary facelift incisions are made, the underlying facial muscles are tightened, excess skin is removed, and the skin is redraped to provide you with a younger-looking appearance.

Closing the Incision

How Are the Incisions Closed?

Once Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn completes the operation, incisions are closed with plastic surgical sutures, and your recovery begins.

What to Expect From Facelift Revision Recovery

Returning Home

Can I Drive Home After My Facelift Revision?

Since your secondary facelift is performed using general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home. Please bring a responsible adult with you to the appointment to drive you home and assist in your recovery. In some instances, staying overnight at the hotel adjacent to our facility will be a comfortable and safe place to spend the first night.


How Should I Sleep After a Secondary Facelift?

You should sleep with your head elevated to ensure proper healing for the first few weeks following your secondary facelift. If you sleep with a partner, consider asking them to help monitor your sleeping position.

Returning to Work

When Can I Return to Work After Facelift Revision Surgery?

Patients can typically return to work and other responsibilities within two weeks after surgery.


How Soon Can I Exercise After a Secondary Facelift?

Exercise should be avoided for at least four weeks. However, all patients recover differently and most are able to walk as much as desired even during the first week. Please speak with your surgeon to determine when it is safe to resume strenuous activity.



The procedure makes me look younger and therefore I like that and I feel younger. I like Doctor Cohn because he was down to earth and told me what to expect and the results were exactly what I expected. I think he did a great job for a woman my age and I would recommend him to anyone. I am extremely happy with the fat transfers he did which makes my face look youthful.

Facelift Revision Before & After

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facelift surgery before facelift surgery after
facelift surgery before facelift surgery after

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates for revision facelift surgery are men and women who are no longer happy with their initial facelift results and wish to redo or enhance the procedure.

Ideal revision facelift candidates are:

  • In generally good health
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit
  • Have realistic expectations of their results

A consultation with Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn can help determine if secondary facelift surgery is right for you.

Secondary facelift results are visible almost immediately after surgery. However, you will need to wait for swelling and bruising to subside before experiencing your results fully. Patients often feel comfortable going out in public two weeks after surgery.

Similar to an initial facelift, facelift revision results are intended to be permanent. However, it cannot halt the aging process. You may experience wrinkles and other aging signs years after your secondary facelift.

For optimal results, many patients undergo neck lift surgery to improve aging signs directly below the jawline.

Facelift revision cost varies among patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the patient’s goals for the procedure. The cost also depends on anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, the specific surgical techniques used, and any adjunctive procedures performed simultaneously.

You will receive a more detailed financial plan at your initial consultation.

Insurance companies often only cover procedures performed for reconstructive reasons. Since facelift revision is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, most insurance companies will not cover it. However, please contact your insurance company to learn more information on your policy.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn, facelift revision surgery is generally safe. However, with any plastic surgery, especially one that uses anesthesia, risks are present.

These risks include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Nerve injury
  • Skin loss

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