Revision Plastic Surgery at Leif Rogers, MD: Ensuring Optimal Outcomes Post-Procedure

It's essential to trust your surgeon's expertise, especially when that surgeon is revising someone else’s work. Dr. Leif Rogers and his team are experts in revision plastic surgery, focusing on addressing any concerns you may have after a prior surgery. We prioritize safety, precision, and achieving the best aesthetic results. With Dr. Rogers, you can expect your revision plastic surgery to be handled with the highest level of professionalism and care for your well-being.

What is Revision Plastic Surgery?

Revision plastic surgery involves procedures aimed at correcting or enhancing the outcomes of an initial surgery. The aim is to achieve results that meet your expectations, often improving both function and aesthetics. Here are some reasons why you might consider revision plastic surgery:

  • Correcting Unsatisfactory Results: Revision surgery can address aesthetic concerns not adequately dealt with in the initial procedure, such as asymmetry, irregular contours, or visible scarring.
  • Improving Functionality: Sometimes, revision plastic surgery is needed to fix functional issues that may have arisen from a previous procedure, such as breathing difficulties after rhinoplasty or discomfort from breast implants.
  • Addressing Complications: Complications like implant malposition, capsular contracture, implant rupture, or tissue damage may require revision surgery to resolve and restore optimal health and appearance.
  • Changes Over Time: Natural changes in the body, such as weight fluctuations, aging effects, or skin elasticity, may require adjustments to maintain desired results.
  • Enhancing Self-Esteem: Revision plastic surgery can help boost self-esteem, improve body image, and enhance overall well-being for individuals unhappy with their previous surgical outcomes.
  • Accommodating Lifestyle Changes: Life events such as pregnancy, weight loss or gain, or changes in personal preferences may lead individuals to seek revision surgery to align their appearance with their current lifestyle and aesthetic goals.
  • Advancements in Techniques: With advancements in surgical techniques and technologies, revision surgery offers access to improved methods that may deliver better results and outcomes than the original procedure.
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Facelift Revision

Facelift revision, also known as secondary facelift, can refine or improve the results of a previous facelift surgery. This specialized form of surgery achieves several goals:

  • Tightening and rejuvenating the skin to address any remaining or new skin laxity
  • Improving the appearance of scars from the initial facelift
  • Correcting facial asymmetry that may persist after a facelift to create a more balanced appearance
  • Adjusting any overcorrection or under-correction from the initial facelift to achieve the desired level of rejuvenation
  • Extending the longevity of facelift results by addressing changes that have occurred since the initial procedure, such as natural aging or lifestyle factors

Who is a Candidate for Facelift Revision Surgery?

  • You are in good health without chronic severe illnesses
  • You have realistic expectations and specific goals for improvement
  • You have previously had a facelift, but the results were not as expected or have since altered due to aging

Facelift Revision Procedure

The procedure typically involves adjustments made to correct or enhance the initial facelift. Dr. Rogers will assess the specific areas that require revisions and tailor the approach accordingly. This might include:

  • Redraping loose skin
  • Addressing asymmetry or irregularities
  • Revising scar locations
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Recovery and Results

Recovery may vary based on the extent of revision surgery but generally includes:

  • Swelling and bruising, which will subside in 2-3 weeks
  • Directions to rest and avoid strenuous activities
  • Follow-up appointments for monitoring progress

Provided you follow post-procedure care, you can expect the following:

  • A refreshed and more natural-looking outcome
  • Improved facial contours with a reduction in visible signs of aging
  • Increased self-confidence in your appearance
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Rhinoplasty Revision

Rhinoplasty revision is typically more complex than primary rhinoplasty because it must address the changes made during the initial surgery and work with the modified nose anatomy.


  • Individuals who are not satisfied with the aesthetics or functionality of their nose following the first surgery
  • Those experiencing difficulty breathing, asymmetry, or unhappiness with how your nose looks
  • It is essential that your nose has appropriately healed from the initial surgery, generally waiting at least one year before considering a revision

Rhinoplasty Revision Procedure

Depending on your specific needs, the procedure can be done using an open or closed approach. Dr. Rogers will carefully assess your nasal structure and previous surgical outcomes to formulate a custom plan to rectify the issues.

Recovery and Results

The recovery process for rhinoplasty revision is similar to the primary surgery:

  • You will likely experience swelling and bruising, and there may be a need for a nasal splint
  • Following your surgeon's care instructions is crucial for optimal healing
  • Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to their normal activities within a couple of weeks

Post-revision, patients typically enjoy a refined nasal shape that better complements their facial features or restored functionality.

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Blepharoplasty Revision

If you have had blepharoplasty before and are experiencing issues such as asymmetry, scarring, or functional problems, a revision might be necessary.


  • Typically over 18
  • Generally healthy, non-smokers
  • Unsatisfactory or problematic outcomes from initial blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty Revision Procedure

Dr. Rogers will consider your anatomy and previous results to tailor his surgical approach to your specific needs. This includes tissue adjustment or removal, redistributing fat, or scar revision.

Recovery and Results

  • Approximately one to two weeks of downtime
  • Aftercare includes use of cold compresses, medication for discomfort, and avoidance of strenuous activity
  • You’ll attend regular check-ins with Dr. Rogers to monitor your healing progress
  • Aesthetic results include improved symmetry, reduced scarring, and a more natural eyelid appearance
  • Other results include restoration of eyelid functionality
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Tummy Tuck Revision

A tummy tuck revision can correct or improve concerns such as excess skin or irregular contours.


  • Individuals unhappy with the aesthetic outcome of their initial tummy tuck
  • Those experiencing excess or loose skin that persists or has developed after the first surgery
  • Patients with noticeable or problematic scarring from the initial procedure
  • Individuals who have experienced significant weight fluctuations affecting the results of the original surgery
  • Patients with persistent or new muscle laxity in the abdominal area

Tummy Tuck Revision Procedure

Dr. Rogers may remove additional excess skin and tighten underlying abdominal muscles to refine the overall contour of the abdomen. He may also improve or minimize the appearance of existing scars and correct any asymmetry or irregularities. The procedure is customized to each patient's needs, enhancing the aesthetic results and restoring a more toned and smooth abdominal profile.

Tummy Tuck Revision Recovery 

During recovery:

  • You may experience swelling and discomfort.
  • Significant swelling starts to subside after one to two weeks
  • Expect a gradual return to light daily routines
  • After six months, most normal activities can be resumed
  • Between three to six months, final results start to stabilize as swelling completely subsides

Patients can enjoy the following results:

  • An enhanced abdominal profile
  • A smoother, flatter abdomen
  • Improved symmetry and natural-looking contours
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Mommy Makeover Revision

A Mommy Makeover typically combines  a tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction. If the initial results were not as expected or your body has undergone changes post-operation due to weight fluctuations or aging, this revision surgery is tailored to your needs.

Who Is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover Revision?

  • You are dissatisfied with the results of your original Mommy Makeover
  • You should be in good health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations
  • You are not planning future pregnancies, as this could alter the results


The surgical plan is customized based on the areas that require revision
Techniques may involve scar revision, re-contouring with liposuction, or further tightening of the abdominal muscles
Dr. Rogers will detail the procedures that are most appropriate for your situation

Recovery and Results

The recovery period varies based on the extent of the revision surgery
You will likely experience bruising and swelling, which will diminish over time
Full results, such as a refined figure, may take several months to become apparent as your body heals
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the effects of revision surgery

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Breast Augmentation Revision

Breast augmentation revision may be necessary for various reasons, including, but not limited to, dissatisfaction with size or shape, implant malfunction, or natural changes in breast tissue over time. Best candidates are those:

  • You are experiencing discomfort or dissatisfaction from your initial augmentation
  • You have encountered complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture
  • You wish to  alter the size or type of your implants
  • Changes in your body due to weight fluctuations or aging have affected the appearance of your breasts

Breast Augmentation Revision Procedure

Revision may include:

  • Replacing old implants with new ones, possibly of a different size or material
  • Addressing issues such as symmetry or capsular contracture

The surgery is typically outpatient, using general anesthesia.

Recovery and Results

  • Downtime may range from one to two weeks
  • Swelling and discomfort will gradually subside
  • Full recovery and final results can be expected within a few months
  • Results include enhanced symmetry and shape of breasts, improved safety and comfort, and a personalized breast appearance aligning with your aesthetic goals

Breast Lift Revision

If you have experienced changes in your breast shape over time or are not satisfied with the results from an initial surgery, you might consider a revision.

A breast lift revision adjusts your breasts' shape, position, and firmness. This surgery can address issues such as:

  • Changes due to aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy
  • Asymmetry from the first surgery
  • Loss of elasticity or sagging that has developed over time
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Candidates for Breast Lift Revision

Ideal candidates for breast lift revision include those who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have experienced changes in breast shape after a primary breast lift
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Breast Lift Revision Procedure

The procedure often involves:

  • Removing or repositioning of the breast tissue
  • Tightening the surrounding skin
  • Adjusting the nipple and areola if needed

Results and Recovery


  • You will notice immediate changes in your breast shape, which will continue to improve as swelling decreases
  • For the first week, you’ll rest and wear a support garment
  • During weeks two to six, expect a gradual return to daily activities
  • Final results become apparent between two and six months
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Neck Lift Revision

neck lift revision involves modifying the muscles, removing excess skin, or correcting the contour of the neck area. This could include readjusting the platysma muscle, which often contributes to banding on the neck or addressing lumps, bulges, or other aesthetic concerns.

Candidates for Neck Lift Revision

Ideal candidates for a neck lift revision are individuals who:

  • Have healed entirely from their first neck lift
  • Possess realistic expectations about the outcome of the revision
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit, as smoking can impede healing

Neck Lift Revision Procedure

Incisions are made to reduce additional scarring, often in the exact locations of the original surgery. Corrections are performed, which may include liposuction, muscle tightening, or skin removal. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.

Recovery and Results

Recovery from a neck lift revision generally mirrors the original neck lift healing process:

  • Expect to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling
  • Take any prescribed medications as directed
  • Keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities for the recommended period

Improvements from neck lift revision can include:

  • A smoother neck contour
  • Reduced sagging
  • A more youthful appearance
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BBL Revision

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) revision is a secondary procedure intended to adjust or improve the results of an initial BBL surgery. This type of surgery may be sought for various reasons, including dissatisfaction with the previous outcome or complications that may have arisen post-operatively.

Candidates for a BBL Revision

Individuals who have previously undergone a BBL and are experiencing issues such as:

  • Asymmetry
  • Inadequate volume
  • Excess fat in specific areas
  • Overall shape dissatisfaction
  • Complications such as fat embolism or infection


The procedure for BBL revision varies based on the specific concerns and desired results. It may involve:

  • Liposuction to remove or redistribute fat
  • Additional fat grafting for volume
  • Corrective measures to address contour irregularities

Recovery and Results

Recovery for a BBL revision is similar to that of the initial procedure:

  • Expect several weeks to allow for healing
  • Avoid direct sitting on the buttocks for prolonged periods
  • Full physical activities can usually be resumed after six to eight weeks

Expected results from a BBL revision include a more balanced and symmetrical buttock contour, with improvements in volume and shape that meet your aesthetic goals. As with the initial surgery, results will continue to develop over several months as swelling subsides and the transplanted fat stabilizes.

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Breast Reduction Revision

Breast reduction revision surgery is intended for individuals who have previously undergone a breast reduction and are seeking improvements or corrections to the initial results.


You may consider revision if you experience:

  • Insufficient reduction from the original surgery
  • Regrowth of breast tissue
  • Asymmetry or shape issues
  • Scarring that has not healed as expected

Breast Reduction Revision Procedure

During breast reduction revision surgery, Dr. Rogers removes additional tissue, adjusts the position of the breasts and nipples, and refines the shape to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing outcome. This surgery is tailored to each patient’s needs to ensure the best possible results and improved comfort.

Recovery and Results

Here’s what you can expect from the recovery process:

  • Swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days
  • Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activities, and exercise for at least 4-6 weeks
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up visits to monitor healing and address any concerns
  • Gradually resume normal activities as advised by Dr. Rogers, typically after a few weeks

Results include the following:

  • Corrected symmetry and shape of the breasts
  • Reduced size if the previous reduction was inadequate
  • Improved appearance of scars
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Why Choose Dr. Leif Rogers for Revision Plastic Surgery?

Choosing Dr. Leif Rogers for your revision plastic surgery assures you of quality and skill. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rogers brings extensive experience in corrective procedures, ensuring quality and skill. His meticulous attention to detail and precise surgical techniques aim to address any complications or unsatisfactory outcomes from previous surgeries.

Dr. Rogers has a proven track record of successful revision surgeries. He offers diverse solutions to help patients overcome distress and discomfort from prior suboptimal results. You can trust his expertise to guide you through a smoother recovery and toward the desired results.

If you're considering revision plastic surgery and want a dedicated professional to help you achieve your desired results, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers is an essential step. Take action towards your revised aesthetic goals and book a consultation today.

Plastic Surgery Revisions FAQs: 

How long should I wait before considering revision surgery?

Are there risks or complications associated with revision plastic surgery?

How does the cost of revision plastic surgery compare to initial procedures?

Can revision surgery be performed by the same surgeon who did the initial procedure?

What should I discuss with my surgeon before undergoing revision plastic surgery?

How long should I wait before considering revision surgery?

It's generally recommended to wait until the initial surgery has fully healed and the tissues have settled before considering revision surgery. This waiting period allows for accurate assessment of the results and reduces the risk of complications.

Are there risks or complications associated with revision plastic surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, revision plastic surgery carries risks and potential complications such as infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, scarring, and dissatisfaction with results. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon and following post-operative care guidelines.

How does the cost of revision plastic surgery compare to initial procedures?

The cost of revision plastic surgery can vary widely depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon's expertise, the facility's fees, and other factors. In many cases, revision surgery may be more expensive than the initial procedure due to the additional challenges.

Can revision surgery be performed by the same surgeon who did the initial procedure?

Revision surgery can often be performed by the same surgeon who did the initial procedure, especially if they are experienced in revision techniques. However, in some cases, patients may seek a second opinion or choose a different surgeon for their revision surgery.

What should I discuss with my surgeon before undergoing revision plastic surgery?

Before undergoing revision plastic surgery, it's essential to have a thorough consultation with your surgeon. Discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, medical history, any complications from previous surgeries, realistic expectations, and the potential risks and benefits of the revision procedure.

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