Secondary Facelifts: Now With Less Complications

>So, you got a facelift and loved your results but now your age is coming through again? As they say, nothing lasts forever. Unfortunately, this goes for the results of your facelift too. Many men and women turn back the clock through facelift surgery, but over time, the natural aging process can start to affect the results of the surgery. For those looking into a secondary procedure, recent reports released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the March issue of their official medical journal, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” have confirmed that patients can achieve the results they’re after with a low complication rate.

The report showed that on average men and women had a second surgery after a decade. Some good news is that much less comprehensive surgical plans were effective. Less surgery, less recovery. Who wouldn’t love that? Better news: complications were reduced by 5%. Less complications equal more satisfaction! The results of these secondary procedures also showed sustained results. Of the few patients that had a third procedure, an average of 7.5 years passed between the second and third procedures.

At the Center for Plastic Surgery, we believe that exceptional results are dependent on the right surgical plan. With any extensive procedure, one should be able to achieve the results they are looking for, and for those results to last. Genetics and lifestyle choices can have a great impact on initial results and on how long they last. We love that with these new positive responses by the professional community of surgeons, our patients can now feel confident in pursuing a secondary procedure with better results and reduced surgical risk. If you are considering your first or a follow up facelift procedure, we welcome you to discuss your goals. We work with patients from all over the country and world, including those around the Washington DC area. You can visit us at either our Annandale, VA, practice or, if more convenient for you, in Chevy Chase, MD.

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