Question : I’m three months post-op from a bad neck lift and I know I’m going to need a revision, even my surgeon agrees. The problem is I don’t want to go back to him. I’m in Toronto. I’d like to know if you have experience in revising bad neck lift results.
Answer : Occasionally, after surgery, a result may occur that is not acceptable to both the surgeon and the patient. If you’ve decided you need to see another surgeon, patient like this come to my office on a regular basis. The first step is to evaluate the result objectively and to see whether or not this is truly a result that needs revision. If it is a result that needs revision, the patient may go back to the original surgeon and have the surgeon perform this. However, sometimes the patient feels that they would be more comfortable having a surgery performed elsewhere, and then in that case I’ll perform the surgery to improve the results. It is also important to mention that sometimes in immediate post-op you cannot gauge the final result so you may need to follow the patient and the healing a little bit more.