Revision facelift in Charlotte

Revision facelift in Charlotte Overview

Treats: Scarring, skin laxity, under-eye sagging, hollow eyes, and pointed ear lobes

Length: Varies from 2.5 to 7.5 hours

Anesthesia: General or Awake

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Swelling, bruising, and possible numbness around the incision sites

Risks: Common side effects of any surgery include risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, or adverse effects from anesthesia

Recovery: 1-2 weeks

Duration of Results: 10+ years

Revision Facelift Before and After Photos

revision facelift before and after


“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Kulbersh and his staff. Everyone was highly professional, maintained frequent communication and welcomed my questions. Dr. Kulbersh is not just a master facial surgeon; he is an artist. During pre-surgery consultations for a face-lift, he asked about my expectations and desired results. Dr. Kulbersh clearly explained and demonstrated the results.”

-Sheila Joy, RealSelf

Facelift Surgery Charlotte

A revision facelift improves the appearance of visible scars, asymmetries, or other unfavorable cosmetic results left behind from a previous facelift. The most common problems with a facelift gone wrong include:

  • Sagging or banded neck
  • Hollowing under the eyes
  • Flat cheeks
  • Low eyebrows
  • Stretched appearance
  • Distorted earlobes or “pixie ears”

facial plastic surgeon consulting with a patient about surgical facelifts v. liquid facelifts in Charlotte

Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who received training from two esteemed Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Paul Nassif. Dr. Kulbersh’s skill and experience in advanced surgical techniques along with his 100% focus on facial rejuvenation procedures, produces unparalleled facelift results for his patients.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to surgery, Dr. Kulbersh pays attention to your needs and goals during your initial consultation. He evaluates your skin quality, aging signs, bone structure, and muscle tone to customize a treatment plan suitable to your aesthetic goals.

Frequently asked questions

A revision facelift, also called a secondary facelift or corrective facelift, is a revision procedure performed to correct or improve the results of a primary facelift surgery.

Each patient is unique and will have specific concerns and skin issues. Since Dr. Kulbersh customizes procedures for his patients, a revision facelift varies in price. The best way to determine the cost of your second facelift is through a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh.

A revision facelift can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

To begin surgery, Dr. Kulbersh creates incisions, usually at the scarring sites from the primary facelift to avoid additional scarring. From the incisions made beneath the chin, temples, and hairline, he repositions and tightens the deeper tissue muscles or the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). By avoiding skin-only pulling, he creates more natural-looking results. Excess skin is removed, and tissues are secured with sutures.

Dr. Kulbersh uses deep sutures to close incisions with no tension to allow the incisions to heal with almost no visible scarring. The last step of the procedure is covering the face in protective dressing, which will be removed the morning after surgery.

The recovery process is similar to that of your primary facelift.

After surgery, your head will be wrapped with a dressing, and you may feel light pressure. While in the recovery room, you will be given pain medication. Dr. Kulbersh sees all of his patients in the recovery area to ensure everything is going well before they are discharged.

You can choose to recover at Fairview Recovery Retreat, a recovery center for our plastic surgery patients. The center is designed to provide patient safety, care, and privacy in a 5-star luxury setting to allow patients the opportunity to heal comfortably.
For a week, expect to wear a bandage, which can be removed to shower. After one week, you’ll return to our office to have your incisions cleaned. Depending on the progress of your healing, you may be required to continue wearing your head bandage at night to reduce swelling and bruising, which typically take up to two weeks to resolve.

Avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Avoid hair coloring treatments for six weeks. Throughout your recovery process, our staff will be available 24/7 to attend to your questions and concerns.

When performed correctly by a facelift revision specialist, a revision facelift would only produce minimal pain. Most of Dr. Kulbersh’s patients only require Tylenol during their recovery period. Prescription pain medications are available for some patients who may prefer them for the first few days post-surgery.

In general, most of our patients report that the surgery is less painful than they had expected. Patients who meticulously follow Dr. Kulbersh’s post-treatment aftercare instructions tend to have the smoothest recovery and the best results from Dr. Kublersh’s advanced surgical technique.

Since a facelift revision is a cosmetic procedure and not considered medically necessary, it is typically not covered by insurance.

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