I am 51 years old and had a facelift almost a year ago. I am not happy with the results. It looks like I am surprised all the time. It is too early to see the final results of the surgery. Can you repair this type of problem using a corrective surgery procedure?
A facelift that is a year old should be looking perfectly normal by now. I like my facelift patients within three to four weeks to have a natural look to them. If it has been a year and you still have a surprised look, I would say that you definitely have a problem and you are looking at your final results. The facelift will loosen up but it will loosen up over years as happens with natural aging that goes on after a facelift. If you are not happy with how you look, my suggestion is to consult the surgeon to see about corrective surgery. A good many times a bad facelift can be corrected and you can look much more natural and not have to sit biting your nails waiting for it to loosen up on its own.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS