If your face is starting to sag in some areas, a facelift can certainly help you regain a youthful look. However, like most people, you are probably concerned about having scars after surgery. This is not surprising, as facelift patients frequently ask their plastic surgeon – Will I have scars after my facelift.
The main goal of a facelift is to reverse signs of aging and give the face a more youthful appearance.
Will I have scars after my facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, so you will certainly have some scars after surgery. But although facelift surgery will leave scars behind, they don’t have to be obvious.
During a traditional facelift incisions are typically made within the hairline near the temple, and in front of and behind the ears, in order to access the areas that need to be altered. Consequently, facelift scars are within the hairline and behind the ears, and should be well-hidden.
How to make facelift scars less visible
The placement of the incisions, as well as the skill and experience of the plastic surgeon can impact the visibility of scars after a facelift. That’s why patients should take the time to choose a skilled surgeon that knows how to place incisions in the most inconspicuous positions.
Patients should also follow the post-surgical instructions of their surgeon to ensure proper healing of the incisions. Scar treatment such as a scar massage or the use of silicone sheeting may also be helpful in minimizing scars.
Would you like to learn more about scars after facelift surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Bala Cynwyd, PA area, Cosmetic Facial and Oral Surgery Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drfarole.com, or by calling (610) 679-8374.