I am a 71-year-old female from Georgetown and I had a facelift about 15 years ago. Once again I have noticed my skin has begun to sag and many wrinkles are returning to my face. Is it advisable to have another facelift? What are the complications associated with a second lift?
A secondary facelift is only mildly more complicated than a primary facelift. The greater concern in a 71-year-old is just that the medical health is such that undergoing elective cosmetic surgery is warranted. Oftentimes, a 71-year-old face has significant volume depletion and in order to prevent an overdone, pulled look from the lift, volume replacement is advised such fat transfer along with the lifting of the sagging tissue.
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