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. View More Patient Results
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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.