While contemplating plastic surgery, this patient from the Pasadena, California area chose Dr. Sadati based on his 3,500+ facelifts and neck lifts as well as his 600+ five-star reviews. Now that she was in her 50s, she said looked like she was being “pulled down” and wanted to refresh her appearance in a natural way. Dr. Sadati patiently discussed what each procedure would entail and what she could expect. Together, they decided on a combination of a lower facelift, a neck lift, and eyelid surgery.
Dr. Sadati expertly removed the excess fat from below her jaw as well as above her eyes through small incisions, so scarring would not be visible. When completing her facelift, he was able to eliminate the vertical lines in her lower checks, which restored her sculpted jawline and even made one of her dimples more pronounced (which she loved). When she returned for her eight-week post-operative appointment, she was pleased that no additional fat grafting was required. “My face has youthful volume again,” she said. “Thank you for seeing what I needed and giving me my youthful appearance back.”
Patients who undergo a secondary or revision facelift usually experience pleasing results with a standard 7-10 day physical recovery time if they have received the appropriate medical clearance and are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Secondary procedures can be complex or straightforward, but every patient is different, so there is no absolute timeline for recovery. In general, Dr. Sadati recommends that you limit your activities for approximately two weeks while recovering to minimize complications and to give yourself adequate time to heal before resuming social activities or tasks that include lifting, bending, or straining in any way. As a rule, the more procedures you have done at once, the more potential swelling and bruising you will have.