If you are thinking about having a facelift, chances are you’re concerned about scarring. That’s understandable. Most people considering facelift surgery are apprehensive about the location of the incisions, and the scars that may result. So plastic surgeons are often asked about this during consultation.
Where are the incisions for a facelift made?
The location of the incisions for a facelift will vary, depending on the type of facelift being done. However, incisions for the traditional facelift are made in front of and behind the ear, and along the hairline.
Does a facelift leave scars?
Since a facelift is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, scars are unavoidable. Although a plastic surgeon can’t avoid leaving scars after a facelift, it is possible to make those scars nearly invisible. Incisions can be hidden within the natural crease of the skin, so that they are virtually undetectable once they fade.
If you are concerned about the quality and visibility of scars after facelift surgery, be sure to choose a qualified and experienced board certified plastic surgeon. A surgeon that has aesthetic sensibilities and utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques, can provide the type of results you desire.
What can be done to minimize scars after a facelift?
Appropriate scar management can make scars less visible after a facelift. Laser treatment can help to speed up healing, and minimize the appearance of scars. Lasers help to stimulate new healthy tissue, and this makes scars less noticeable. Plastic surgeons also recommend the use of topical silicone gel to soften scars, which makes them less visible.
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