What type of scarring can you expect with a facelift?

Jamil Asaria, MD

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Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

Any incision will leave a scar. When performed correctly, however, the scars associated with either a facelift of a mini-lift should be negligible.

The majority of the scar is hidden in the temple hair and in the creases in front and behind the ear. A good facelift surgeon will pay great attention to the natural creases on your face, the pattern of your hair, and your skin-type in order to give you the best possible results.

These scars generally heal as very fine lines that should only be visible to your surgeon. The traditional facelift incision includes a scar that goes into the hairline behind the ear which is used when more loose skin needs to be tightened and generally this additional scar cannot be seen because it is covered by your hair.