I'm Planning to Do a Full Facelift. A Woman Can Cover It by Letting Her Long Hair Cover Her Ears. But, What Does a Man Do?
For Men - How to Cover Facelift Scars
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Hiding facelift incisions
The main areas where you'd want to hide the scars would be in front of the ear and behind the ear. Depending on where the pre-auricular incision is placed your side burns can be grown out a little bit to hide this pretty well. The incision behind the ear can also be hidden somewhat with the hair even in men. Tinted makeup can also be used to conceal the redness of the incisions as they heal (wait until your surgeons says it's okay to use makeup).
Male Facelift Incisions
Hi stevegmv -
Generally speaking, the male facelift incision placed in a natural crease between the side burn hair and tragus heals well. The incision line can be camouflaged with a make-up cover stick the first few weeks after surgery to conceal redness. Grow your side burns a little longer prior to surgery as this will also help.
Facelift scars in men
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Male face lift incisions
Male face lift incisions, if properly planned, can heal extremely well and rather quickly, See the link below for an example
In male facelifts, their incisions should be similar to that of females in that you want to hide the scars and make them imperceptible in weeks and not months or years. The key to that is to hide them in the natural skin creases. The only downside is that it sometimes does pull the sideburn back and they need to have laser hair removal in these areas, but this is far better than having any perceptible scar.
A man has to heal well, be disciplined, use sunscreen, and silicone tape if available. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.
Hiding Male Facelift Scars
The vast majority of facelift scars heal without being noticeable, on both men or women. These areas can be additionally covered in men by growing sideburns, longer hair or using makeup cover. Even though most incisions heal well, some patients may not take care of incisions well, get a sunburn on their incisions, smoke, or have other issues.
Scar revision can be performed for an unfavorable incision, and we do quite a bit of this from patients that are not originally from our practice. Best of luck!
Sideburns if incision is planned appropriately by your surgeon
This is a very good question. I would suggest using the sideburn area for your incision sites, which can be very successful is planned appropriately by your surgeon.
Facelift Scars in Men go around sideburn-well concealed avoid changing hairline
Male Facelift scars can be well concealed. Typically the incision is placed around the side burn to avoid displacing the hairline. The scars are close to the hair and well concealed.
Behind the side burn I place the incision inside the ear canal which hides the most visible part of the Facelift scar,
Man concealing scars
Your scars should not be noticable - they are well hidden in the natural creases in your face and shadows of you hair.. If you are concerned, have your plastic surgeon show you some examples of scars - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. In the small chance and worst case senario that you have poor scars - you can have some hair transplants performed to hide them - thought this is usually rare and unnecessary.
Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.
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