Secondary Facelift

Conveniently located to serve Newport Beach & all areas of Orange County

If signs of aging are beginning to reappear after a primary facelift procedure, Dr. Michael Sundine can perform secondary facelift surgery to restore the results you achieved with your primary facelift.

Primary facelift surgery delivers great aesthetic benefits; however, it will not halt the aging process. After a few years, your face will begin to show additional lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. 

Dr. Sundine routinely performs secondary facelift surgery for his Newport Beach and Orange County facial-rejuvenation patients. His decades of experience and fine-tuned aesthetic judgment allow him to deliver outstanding surgical outcomes. Dr. Sundine has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles regarding secondary facelifts. Because he is known as one of the top Facelift Newport Beach Surgeons, you’ll be in great hands.

Is a Secondary Facelift Surgery Safe?

Secondary facelift surgery is safe, and the risks of the surgery are no greater than with the initial procedure. The safety of this procedure is dependent on your general health and aesthetic goals. 

Many patients who previously have had a facelift procedure develop new medical issues in the interim before the secondary procedure. These issues (such as hypertension) will need to be controlled prior to performing a secondary facelift.

The type of facelift you received previously will have some impact on the technical aspects of the procedure but does not impact the safety of the procedure. Dr. Sundine will carefully and comprehensively examine your face and explain whether a secondary facelift is right for you, as well as what type of results can be expected.

The Secondary Facelift Procedure in

Secondary facelift surgery is usually not significantly different from the initial facelift procedure, but it depends on what type of facelift you underwent the first time. When performing facelift as a secondary procedure, Dr. Sundine uses a high-SMAS-lift technique in the vast majority of cases.

The SMAS procedure focuses on lifting the deep layers of the face over the top of the facial muscles to reposition the facial fat over the contours of the face to restore the youthful softness and fullness of the face. The skin is also addressed, but generally, less skin is removed in a secondary procedure compared to the primary facelift.

During the procedure, Dr. Sundine creates incisions along the scars from the initial surgery, thereby preventing the formation of new scarring. The incision lines may have to be moved if there have been some distortions of the hairline or widened scars as a result of the primary procedure. In general, patients are able to recuperate and return to daily activities essentially the same as after the primary operation.

Secondary facelift surgery with Dr. Sundine is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient surgical center with board-certified anesthesiologists.

Recovering from Secondary Facelift Surgery

As you wake up from secondary facelift surgery, your face will feel tight and sore; as you know from your previous procedure, this is all temporary. You will be provided with medications and specific aftercare instructions that will help with the healing process.

You will go to an aftercare facility on the day of the surgery. You will then return home the next day, where you will continue to recover for the next 7 to 10 days before returning to work and other daily activities. Dr. Sundine will see you on a regular basis to ensure you are healing properly.

The results obtained with a secondary facelift will allow you to maintain your youthful appearance and feel good about your facial beauty.

Cost of a Secondary Facelift in Newport Beach

The cost of the procedure can vary. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will inform you of his recommendations and pricing.

Schedule Your Consultation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Sundine regularly performs secondary facelift procedures and has more than 23 years of experience in plastic surgery. He is proud to treat facial-rejuvenation patients using procedures such as blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty in Newport Beach. In addition, he is a leading provider of brow lifts and neck lifts in Orange County. Dr. Sundine is known by his patients as a top Facelift Newport Beach specialist. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact his practice at 949 706 3100.

Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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