Are you thinking about undergoing a facelift?
Maybe you’ve tried anti-aging injections, but think you might need something a bit more drastic to minimize your wrinkles. Perhaps you have sagging skin around your cheeks and jawline, and it can only be addressed with a facelift procedure.
Regardless of why you want to undergo a facelift, you might have a question that plenty of other patients have had during their initial consultation: “Where is the incision made during a facelift?”
There’s a good reason for this question. Many prospective patients are worried that the incision will leave a noticeable scar. After all, you want people to notice your smooth, firm, and younger-looking facial skin – not a telltale surgical scar!
We have good news here: Facelift incisions are typically made behind the ear and/or just along the hairline, meaning it’s incredibly easy to hide the surgical scars. In fact, the scars are so tough to notice that you’d have to purposefully look for the scar; it’s not noticeable in most social interactions.
The reason for this incision placement is simple: It provides the most access to sagging facial muscles and skin while allowing for maximum coverage. For example, an incision behind the ear allows your plastic surgeon to carefully lift sagging muscles and skin along the neck and mid-facial region; incisions made along the hairline provide for maximum lifting in the upper-facial region.
If you’re concerned about surgical scarring, your plastic surgeon can discuss a range of treatment options that will fade the appearance of surgical scars. Additionally, your plastic surgeon will work with you to place the incision in as inconspicuous an area as possible.
At Awaken Aesthetics, we work with our patients to ensure their best facelift results without the worry over surgical scarring placement. To learn more about us or to discuss your potential procedure, schedule a consultation at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA to learn more. (310) 791-2233