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George A.Skouras, Athanasios G.Skouras, Elena A.Skoura

Background:
Revision facelift is a very challenging operation. The goal of our study was to examine the most common problems that the facelift surgeon has to face in a revision case and to suggest ways of solving them.
 

Methods:
A review of all patients from 2012 to 2017 in whom rhytidectomy was performed by the senior author was conducted.
  

Results:
During the 5-year study period, the author performed 552 face lifts. After the review to confirm revision procedures, a total of 72 revision facelifts were found. On reviewing the most common problems encountered in our facelifts, we found that in addition to the stigmata of the primary facelift, which are thoroughly analyzed in our article, a new type of stigmata has been added nowadays to the revision facelift—that of the various noninvasive interventions that patients undergo after their first facelift, in their effort to postpone or avoid a second operation. In all the abovementioned cases, the surgeon has to modify his basic surgical plan accordingly, to be able to improve or solve all of those problems during the revision surgery.
 

Conclusions:
The modern facelift surgeon often has to face much more than the stigmata of the primary facelift or the natural aging process. Thus, he/she should be appropriately trained to solve any problem we might encounter in a revision case.
 

 


 

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doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002947



 

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