A facelift is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your appearance and ‘turn back the clock.’ But one of the greatest concerns patients have about the procedure is post-surgical scarring, so plastic surgeons are frequently asked – Will I have scars after a facelift. This is a very valid concern, so surgeons should carefully explain the procedure, in order to dispel any fears patients have about facelift scars.
What exactly does a facelift do?
A facelift gives the face a more youthful appearance by removing excess skin, tightening the muscles of the face and neck, and redraping the skin. It corrects signs of aging such as creases around the nose and mouth, droopy cheeks, and sagging around the jawline and neck (click here to learn more).
Will I Have Scars After a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, so scars are inevitable, so perhaps the more pertinent question should be how noticeable are the scars likely to be.
The visibility of the scars will depend on several factors including the placement of the incisions, and the skill of the surgeon.
The placement of the incisions is based on the specific technique used to perform surgery. The incisions for a facelift are typically made in front of the ear, around the earlobe, as well as behind the ear, so the scars are usually well-hidden from view.
Surgeons that are well-trained, and specialize in facial cosmetic surgery, generally know how to minimize the appearance of scars.
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If you are in Philadelphia or Plymouth Meeting, PA, The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
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