Question: How common are revision facelift? What can these improve?
Answer: A second facelift later in life is fairly common. Facelifts are often said to rejuvenate a person’s appearance by about 10-15 years. One could imagine that a patient may desire another facelift 10-15 years after his or her initial procedure because the aging process continues throughout life. This would again address the recurrent jowling (sagging skin along the jawline and neck) that the patient developed since the first facelift. It is important to understand that other areas of the face, such as the eyelids, will continue to age as well and may not look harmonious with a very youthful lower face. As long as the patient continues to be in a good state of health, a second (or third) facelift is reasonable.