Scarring is an inevitable consequence of any surgical procedure, and a face lift is no exception. Therefore, a better question to ask is, “How noticeable will my scars be after a face lift?” While there are many factors that will impact the extent and visibility of your scarring after a face lift, you can generally expect them to be well hidden when performed by a highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon.
Some factors impacting the level of scarring you may experience after your face lift include:
- Skin elasticity
- Your body’s ability to heal
- Lifestyle choices
There are also certain factors related to the skill level of your surgeon and the type of face lift performed that may impact your level of scarring after a face lift. As with any procedure, the more skilled and experienced your surgeon, the greater the likelihood of minimizing scarring. The type of face lift will also affect the visibility of your scars. A full face lift will generally create larger scars than less extensive procedures such as a mini face lift or a mid face lift.
Davie plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell takes great care to ensure that your incisions are placed in discrete locations such as along the hairline or behind the ears to minimize the visibility of your scars. In addition, Dr. Harrell is highly skilled in using endoscopic techniques which utilize smaller incisions that will further minimize the visibility of your scars.
Please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today to schedule your initial face lift consultation. Dr. Jon Harrell serves patients in Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and Weston, Florida.