Will scar revision help this Macs Lift scar? (photos)
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I think at least the scar would do well to be revised. In order to create the extra skin to do this a limited lift procedure would be necessary. If this is done, then the scar could be almost completely hidden under the lobe and behind the tragus (cartilage lump in front of the ear)The upside is you would get a further improvement on your facial rejuvenation and a neater scar. Alas it would mean, in essence, a whole new facelift. Hope that helpsAdam Goodwin
Scar revision after facelift
Secondly, the scar can be removed or further diminished by redoing your facelift through traditional incisions around the ears, in the hope that you will have enough skin to move back, towards the lines around the ear, thereby further camouflaging the scar.
Revising the MACS lift scar
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Scar revision is the right option
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The pull-back could be an option if there is enough skin laxity.
Redoing stitches in a MACS lift is difficult and any corrective deeper surgery would certainly involve a full re-do and sometime a long incision facelift procedure.
You will need to consider all this and then move things forwards.
Will scar revision help this Macs Lift scar?
MACS facelift scars
Thanks for your question and photos.
It is hard to tell how if you have enough skin but I would definitely recommend a scar revision. It seems that sutures were left too long and you got railroad track scars.I dont think you need to complete redo the operation but just a simple scar revision but ONLY if there was skin excess, if not then you would need to redo the operation. As far as I know, you can re-tighten the sutures from a MACS lift but completely redo them. Some before pictures would definitely help in your assessment. I recommend expressing your concerns to your plastic surgeon again and ask that he help correct your issues. Good Luck.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Revision Of The MACS Lift Scar
In your photo, it appears that the scar would be less noticeable if it was revised and elevated to hide in the
shadows and the depression near the top of the ear and then come forward under the sideburn and hairline.
This may be possible as soon as there is some laxity so the tissues can be mobilized and the scar repositioned.
It is also important that your sutures be removed by 4-6 days so they do not leave any cross hatch marks.
Avoiding tension with the skin closure is also important in obtaining an optimal scar appearance.
I would suggest that you obtain an evaluation with an experienced aesthetic Plastic Surgeon to discuss these concepts.
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