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.
Male Facelift and Scars
This is a good question. The incisions for a male facelift are completely different than in a woman's facelift. This is due to the different anatomy of the two. The male face is lager usually. It is also larger, and there are less places to hide the incisions. It is extremely important to achieve a string sharp law line and clean neck. Due to the shift in the skin behind the ears, planning this aspect of the incision is extremely important. This aspect of the surgery is most important to get that strong jawline afterwards. There are also some surgical maneuvers in the neck that achieve a tight neck. Men usually have fuller necks and more excess skin and this is the challenge. Surgeons must know how to plan on removing this and achieving a great tight neck and jawline. As for as the incisions by the ear, these must be place within the ear and also within the hairline. The excess skin must also be removed and the placement of these incisions are extremely important. A natural look is easily possible and I enjoy operating on men. Good luck with your search.
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For men - how to cover facelift scars?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself. For men, meticulous placement of incisions along with no tension on the incision would allow the best healing for men.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Facelift scars in men
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.
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