Does a Facelift Leave Scars?

Does a Facelift Leave Scars?

Intrigued by the idea of undergoing facelift surgery – but not-so-intrigued by any scarring that might be left behind?

If you’ve ever been concerned about surgical scarring, take a look at our exploration of facelift scarring, including how to tell if you’re a good candidate for this popular procedure.

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What to Expect from Facelift Scarring

The answer is yes, you should expect scarring from your facelift procedure – but they’re not as visible as you might think. 

In fact, most facelift scarring is placed behind the ears and within the scalp’s hairline, thus ensuring that patients won’t have to worry about their scars being visible to the naked eye. 

The reason why these incisions are placed behind the ears and within the hairline is because they allow your plastic surgeon to access key facial muscles that cause obvious drooping. During the facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will adjust these facial muscles by repositioning them into a more youthful position, followed by trimming off any excess skin that may remain.

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

You’re a good candidate for a facelift if you have moderate to severe skin laxity issues, as well as significant facial wrinkles and folds. For example, if you have jowls and drooping skin around your mouth and eyes, you may see a lot of improvement from a facelift.

All candidates for a facelift should be healthy nonsmokers who are committed to following their plastic surgeon’s recovery plan.

If you’re still nervous about undergoing a facelift procedure, you may want to try non-surgical treatments to get a feel for how you’ll look. Dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and other facial rejuvenation procedures can help minimize signs of aging, as well as help you work up to facelift surgery, if necessary.

Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for a facelift procedure? Schedule a consultation at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA to learn more. (310) 791-2233

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