What type of facelift incisions are there?
Regardless of the type of facelift you undergo, you will have incisions that involve the skin around your ear. The incision line usually runs along the hairline within the natural contours in front and behind the ears as pictured here. Your surgeon will then pull the skin back and close the incision.
IMAGE IMAGE CAPTION: A facelift incision usually runs along the hairline within your natural facial contours and behind the ears. The length of the incision will depend on the type of facelift you get.
Will I have any scars after my facelift?
A board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon will place the incisions in hidden areas and areas where the scars look like natural wrinkles, making facelift scars virtually invisible.
Your incision healing will depend on the surgical technique, the steps you take to prevent infection (nutrition, not smoking, hydrating) and any underlying medical conditions or genetic tendencies.
There is a risk of 'hypertrophic scars' and 'keloids' anytime the skin is cut. This risk is greater in darker-skinned patients. Your surgeon may inject corticosteroid medication or conduct other treatments to improve scar appearance.