Revision Facelift

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Revision facelift, also known as secondary facelift, is a specialized procedure aimed at correcting or enhancing the results of a previous facelift. Dr. Jennifer Levine, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of NYC, is highly regarded for her expertise in this complex field. Combining meticulous precision with a personalized approach, Dr. Levine ensures natural, balanced results that restore both function and appearance.

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What is a Revision Facelift?

A revision facelift addresses complications or dissatisfaction from an initial facelift surgery. These procedures are particularly challenging due to the altered anatomy and scarring from previous surgeries. It is difficult to know how the structures will look until the procedure itself, necessitating an expert in facelift revision. With 25+ years of facial plastic surgery experience, Dr. Levine uses advanced techniques to reconfigure facial structures, ensuring a natural and rejuvenated appearance.

Common Issues Addressed

  • Excessive Tension: Excessive skin tension can lead to widened scars and pixie ear deformity.
  • Vector Deformities: Improper lift direction can result in a windswept appearance.
  • Scarring: Thick, widened scars from previous surgeries.
  • Asymmetry: Uneven results that disrupt facial harmony.
  • Unbalanced Look: Inconsistent results between the face and neck.
  • Short-Lasting Results: Inadequate initial procedures that fail to provide long-term results.

Why Choose Dr. Jennifer Levine?

Dr. Levine’s extensive experience and commitment to patient care make her a top choice for revision facelift surgery. Her practice on the Upper East Side is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing a comfortable and professional environment for patients. Dr. Levine’s comprehensive approach includes a thorough consultation to understand the patient’s goals, detailed surgical planning, and post-operative care to ensure the best possible outcome.

The Revision Facelift Process


The revision facelift process begins with an in-depth consultation. During this session, Dr. Levine assesses the patient’s facial structure, discusses their concerns and goals, and reviews their medical history. She takes the time to understand the specific issues from the previous surgery and explains the potential solutions and outcomes. This thorough evaluation helps in creating a customized surgical plan tailored to the patient’s unique needs.


The revision facelift procedure is performed in a state-of-the-art surgical facility equipped with the latest technology. Dr. Levine may use various techniques to correct structural issues, refine facial contours, and improve both function and aesthetics. The surgery aims to address the complications from the previous facelift while ensuring minimal scarring and natural-looking results.


Recovery from a revision facelift varies depending on the extent of the surgery. Initially, patients may experience swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides over a few weeks. Dr. Levine provides detailed post-operative care instructions to promote healing and achieve the best possible results. Most patients can return to their normal activities within two weeks, although full recovery and the final results may take several months. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure patient satisfaction.

Benefits of Revision Facelift

  • Enhanced Appearance: Corrects previous surgical errors and achieves a natural, rejuvenated look.
  • Improved Facial Symmetry: Balances facial features and restores harmony.
  • Boosted Confidence: Resolves aesthetic concerns and enhances overall appearance.

Ideal Candidates for Revision Facelift

Ideal candidates for revision facelift are individuals who have had a previous facelift but are experiencing issues such as:

  • Tension deformities
  • Vector deformities
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Short-lasting results

Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery.

Complementary Procedures

Complementary procedures can enhance the results of a revision facelift by addressing other facial concerns and achieving a harmonious balance. Some popular complementary procedures include:

Neck Lift

  • Description: Tightens and smooths the skin on the neck to match the rejuvenated appearance of the face.
  • Benefits: Reduces sagging and wrinkles, provides a more youthful neck contour.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

  • Description: Removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
  • Benefits: Refreshes the eye area, reducing puffiness and bags for a more alert and youthful look.

Brow Lift

  • Description: Raises the eyebrows to reduce forehead lines and frown lines.
  • Benefits: Creates a more youthful and open-eyed appearance, complements facelift results.

Buccal Fat Removal

  • Description: Removes fat from the cheeks to create a more contoured and sculpted facial appearance.
  • Benefits: Enhances cheekbone definition and reduces facial fullness for a more refined look.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Transform your appearance with a revision facelift by NYC’s top facial plastic surgeon. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine today to achieve the rejuvenated look you desire. Contact us at (212) 517-9400 or request a consultation here.

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