Revision Surgeries in Philadelphia

Serving Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Wayne, PA, New Jersey and the neighboring tri state areas

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Academy of Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology American College of Surgeons (ACS) WillsEye Hospital Philadelphia, PA

What is a Revision Surgery?

A revision surgery is a surgical procedure that replaces or alters a previous procedure. A facial and neck revision surgery can correct or improve on a previous procedure.

Am I Candidate for a Revision Surgery?

Anyone who had prior facial surgery and dissatisfied with their results are great candidates for a revision surgery in Philadelphia and the Main Line. Dr. Morgenstern will listen to your particular needs and provide information about what treatment options are available and what is best suited for you. Patients should have realistic expectations of their results.

What Are the Risks?

Some of the risks involved with a revision surgery can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, bruising, infection, scarring, swelling and the possibility of failing to resolve the original issue.

Here are some of the revision surgeries that can be performed to improve your appearance:

There are many reasons to seek eyelid revision surgery. Many patients underwent eyelid lift surgery and were initially satisfied with their results but noticed, over time, worsening dark circles, saggy wrinkled skin, bags occurring underneath their eyes or the shape of their eyes has changed.

The majority of plastic surgeons perform lower eyelid lifts by removing the fat bags that bothers the patients. The temporary solution can lead to a hollowed out appearance as the aging process continues over time. The goal is to lift and tighten the lower eyelid skin and create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and cheek junction as well as address the eyelid position to preserve or restore the natural shape of your eyes.

A revision facelift helps patients seeking to undergo a second facelift because it has been many years since the original treatment. After a facelift surgery, patients continue to age with results lasting up to 10 years. Patients look for a revision surgery to deal with an unnaturally tight or stretched appearance from a previous superficial skin or “SMAS” based facelifts that did not address the deeper fat and muscular structures that sag over time.

The deeper structures are left unsupported while the skin is pulled tightly over them causing the stretched facial appearance. Some patients complain that there are still jowls and fullness in their necks or that their cheeks were not lifted in the original procedure. A deep plane facelift technique lifts and supports the deeper facial muscles and facial fat pads that can help reverse or undo the unnatural pulled appearance of the original superficial facelift and treat the residual signs of aging that were left in place after the prior surgery.

After an injury from a cut or tear, the body heals by forming scar tissue with some scars having an obvious and disfiguring appearance. Unattractive scars can be wide, sunken or cause distortion of other parts of the face such as the eyes or lips. Surgical techniques for scar revision are designed to make the scar as smooth and invisible as possible whether recreating the incision, moving skin around the scar to make it less visible.

Some scars can be raised and improved with dermabrasion and laser resurfacing which makes the scars less prominent by removing part of the upper layers of skin. Keloid or hypertrophic scars can be treated with injection of medications to reduce size or be removed surgically.

Revision surgery can restore a more natural appearance to someone’s lips. If you’ve had lip implants, silicone injections, or chronic use of temporary fillers, your lips may have become permanently distorted in their length and shape.

Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly sought and complex revision plastic surgery procedures. Patients are often dissatisfied with an “overdone” aesthetic or an anatomical aberrations that were left unaddressed after a previous surgery. That is why a revision rhinoplasty becomes a highly individualized treatment.

During your consultation, you will get an opportunity to discuss in detail your dissatisfaction with a previous surgery and your concerns moving forward with a revision surgery given your past experiences. You will understand more about how your nasal shape can be improved, a process that may be as simple as providing a little additional sculpting and contouring of your nasal bone and cartilage or as complex in nature as requiring cartilage grafting to reconstruct your nose.

Recovery from a revision surgery depends on which procedure is involved. You can expect to feel some discomfort after facial revision surgery. There may be some swelling, bruising and redness. Sutures will be removed within a few days after your surgery.

At home, you’ll need to limit your physical activity while your body heals, including any activity that places stress in the area of your incision. You’ll have to keep your head elevated when lying down and use cold compresses to reduce swelling. It can take a year or more for the scar tissues to fully heal and to get maximum improved appearance. Changing how your scar looks will benefit how you feel about yourself and give you self-confidence.

There are many things that can influence the final cost of your revision surgery in Philadelphia. Visit us today for a consultation and get an estimate on not only the cost but also what the best treatment will be for you and your specific needs.

In certain instances, a revision surgery may be covered by health insurance. It depends on whether the insurance company deems the procedure "medically necessary." The effects of your first surgery may be allowed as necessary. Our staff will help you verify your coverage. We also offer financing plans at Morgenstern Center. You can apply for one of the plans we accept through CareCredit, a healthcare financing affordable program that can be used exclusively for healthcare-related expenses that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.

We'll make sure you have a complete picture of how much a revision surgery will cost, which is influenced by:

  • Surgical fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Health screening tests
  • Cost of prescription medications
  • Cost of post-surgical garments

What Patients Are Saying About the Morgenstern Center

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“I did a lot of research before choosing a surgeon. I like and trust Dr. Morgenstern as he is artistic, he aims for a natural look and gives attention to detail. Dr. Morgenstern is a perfectionist.”

—Wayne, PA

During your consultation for a revision surgery in Philadelphia, you will have a chance to talk with one of our experienced, caring surgeons and find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

You will have time to ask your questions and get all the information you need to make the best decision. An assessment of your current health will be performed to determine how best to proceed with your situation.

At Morgenstern Center, Dr. Ken Morgenstern is personally committed to giving you the best results and get you on the road back to health. Both of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. They have both completed a wealth of prestigious training, and continue to be active in their field. The entire team at Morgenstern Center is dedicated to providing advanced care in a state-of-the-art setting and producing beautiful results.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Exton, Wayne, PA; in the following neighboring tri state areas: Linwood, Flemington, Vineland, NJ; Wilmington, DE, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Ken Morgenstern.

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