If you are considering facelift surgery, one of the most important topics to discuss with your plastic surgeon is the placement of the incisions. The location of the incisions will determine where the scars will be, that’s why it’s essential to ask your surgeon – where are the incisions made for a facelift.
What is a facelift?
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a procedure that is done to reduce visible signs of aging. It typically focuses on tightening sagging skin on the face, restoring youthful contours to the cheeks and jawline, and minimizing deep lines and creases around the mouth.
Where are Incisions Made for a Facelift?
Modern facelift techniques generally begin with an incision at the temple along the hairline. This incision is made very close to the hairline, so the resulting scars are very discreet. From there the surgeon will transition the incision around the earlobe following the natural creases, and then extend it behind the ear and into the scalp area.
The length of the incisions made for a facelift may vary, depending on the amount of skin that has to be excised.
The incisions made using modern facelift techniques are placed within the natural contours of the face, so they provide more natural looking results.
Are you a good candidate for a facelift?
If you have sagging cheeks and jowls and moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth, you would probably be a good candidate for a facelift.
Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?
If you are in the Palm Coast or Daytona Beach, FL areas, contact facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Curtis Schalit for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Schalit at www.drschalit.com, or by calling (386) 968-1063 for the Palm Coast office or (386) 204-0644 for Daytona Beach.