Facelift after Parotid Surgery - Good Idea??
This is a question that comes up in our practice once every few years.
Yes it is possible to perform a facelift after superficial parotidectomy.
BUT, I do not think it is a good idea. The anatomy of the facial nerve branches is altered. Commonly, the nerve is now encased by scar tissue and is located rather superficially underneath the skin.
A much better approach would be to discuss a possible later facelift with your head & neck surgeon before the parotidectomy. In that...