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院長ブログトップ > Understanding the Risks and Precautions of Facelift Failures and Revision Surgeries

Understanding the Risks and Precautions of Facelift Failures and Revision Surgeries

Facelift Failures: Causes and Examples

Facelift surgeries are highly sought after for facial rejuvenation within the realm of cosmetic procedures. Despite their popularity, not all outcomes are successful, and dissatisfaction is not uncommon among patients. Various factors, such as surgical technique and inadequate postoperative care, can lead to failure. It’s crucial for patients to understand these risks and select a trustworthy surgeon.

●Thinning Skin Complications

A significant cause of facelift failure is the thinning of the skin. Overzealous removal of skin during the lift can lead to a thinner and stretched appearance, often resulting in a taut, unnatural facial expression, particularly around the eyes and mouth. The skill and experience of the surgeon are vital in avoiding such outcomes.

●Unnatural Expressions

Another example of facelift failure is the unnatural look of facial expressions post-surgery. Improper direction during the skin lift can distort facial features, leading to an unnatural smile or look. Proper communication with the surgeon during preoperative counseling and conveying the desired outcome are key to prevention.


Repeat Facelift Considerations

Facelift results are not permanent; as aging continues, some consider undergoing the procedure again. However, caution is advised when repeating facelifts, as one should be mindful of the risks, such as skin thinning and unnatural expressions.

●Importance of Timing and Frequency

When considering multiple facelifts, the timing and frequency play a crucial role. If not enough time has passed since the previous surgery, the skin’s elasticity may not have fully recovered, potentially leading to less satisfactory results. Additionally, repeated surgeries can cause irreversible skin damage.

●Assessing Past Surgeries and Risks

For those who have had facelifts before, sharing a complete surgical history with the doctor is essential. The techniques used and the extent of skin removal in past surgeries can significantly impact the risks associated with revision surgeries. Accurate information allows the surgeon to properly assess risks and plan effectively.


Preventative Measures for Facelift Failures

Preparation and method selection are pivotal in avoiding facelift failures. Patients must understand the risks and have realistic expectations, making informed decisions alongside their surgeon.

●Utilizing the SMAS Technique

Modern facelifts often involve manipulating the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer, which can provide more natural rejuvenation and reduce the risk of failure. Discussing the use of SMAS with your surgeon is a crucial step in achieving a successful outcome.

●The Direction of Lift

The direction of the skin pull during a facelift is critical. Incorrect lifting can upset facial balance, leading to an unnatural look. Detailed consultations with the surgeon to establish the most natural and balanced direction for lifting are essential.



Choosing the Right Surgeon for Facelift Surgery

The skill of the surgeon is a key factor in the success of a facelift, directly affecting patient satisfaction. A facelift is not just about lifting skin; it requires an understanding of facial structure and precise skin removal and design.

●Recognizing the Risks with Inexperienced Surgeons

The risks of undergoing surgery with an inexperienced surgeon include overly tight skin and unnatural expressions, often due to a lack of anatomical knowledge or surgical experience. Such risks necessitate careful selection of a qualified and experienced surgeon.

●Selecting a Qualified Surgeon

When choosing a surgeon, prioritize qualifications and a proven track record. Verify their certification with reputable surgical societies and look into patient reviews and before-and-after photos, while being cautious of potentially altered images or biased reviews. Ultimately, thorough pre-surgical consultations are essential to establish trust and clarify expectations.

By understanding these aspects, patients can make informed decisions to minimize the risks associated with facelift surgeries and revisions.

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院長ブログトップ > All services can be offered in English

All services can be offered in English

Hi, this Kenta Motogami, CEO of Celes Medical Corporation .

Our medical group runs 3 clinics in the metropolitan area in Japan.

They are located in Aoyama (Tokyo, Minato Ward), Funabashi (Chiba Pref.) and Kawaguchi (Saitama Pref.).

We offer medical services of aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Especially, we are good at antiaging treatments, such as Face-lifting operations, Ultherapy, and Hyaluronic-acid and Botox injections.

All services can be offered in English!

Although the regular staffs cannot communicate in English, the doctors including me can speak fluent English.

Also, feel free in asking questions in English from the following mail form.

Ask us any questions freely!


Kenta Motogami,
CEO of Celes Medical Corporation


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