Would you like to look as young as you feel? A facelift may be just what you need. However, since facelift surgery is an invasive procedure there are incisions involved, so patients are typically worried about where the scars will be.
What is a facelift?
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a procedure that is done to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and neck. It tightens sagging facial skin, reduces the appearance of lines and folds around the mouth, and minimizes jowls.
Where are the scars for a facelift?
The location of the scars for a facelift depends on the placement of the incisions. The incisions for a traditional facelift are typically made behind the ear, in front of the ear, and along the hairline. However, the surgeon may modify the incision pattern, based on the patient’s desired facial improvement.
Ideally, facelift incisions should follow the natural anatomy of the ear, so that the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible. When facelift surgery is done properly it’s almost impossible to see the scars.
Factors that can affect the final outcome of the scar after a facelift include the patient’s skin type, the length of the incisions, and the skill of the surgeon.
If you are considering facelift surgery it’s important to discuss the location of the incisions early on, so that you know the type of scars to expect. It is also essential to consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that understands the nuances of facelift incisions.
Are you interested in getting a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Wall Township, NJ area, contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Karolak for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Karolak at www.drkarolak.com, or by calling (732) 627-4822.