Why is a revision facelift more difficult?
All surgery causes scar formation. The scarring that results after a facelift appears as a thick, tough layer that can be more difficult to work with than tissue that has not been operated on. Also the original location of landmarks has been altered such that correcting them may prove to be difficult. In general, revision facelifts can take a little longer because of corrections that need to be made as a result of the initial surgery. Fortunately, Dr. Lopez is one of a few surgeons in the country that performs a deep plane facelift. When doing revision facelifts, this allows him to work in a plane of tissue that has normally not been dissected.