I would have this procedure in a heartbeat if I wasn't so concerned about people noticing the work done. This is probably why women like me continue to spend considerable $ on lasers and fillers. No one can tell and mistakes generally aren't permanent of disfiguring. Also, approximately how long would it be until I can go out and socialize? Thanks for your assistance.
Is It Possible to Have a Neck Lift/lower Facelift with Concealed Scars?
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Is it possible to have a Neck lift/lower Facelift with Concealed Scars?
Will scars be visible after a facelift?
When a facelift is performed correctly, the scars should be imperceptible. This is because they are placed in certain areas that keep them out of sight and the tension is placed in the deeper layers, not on the skin surface.
Neck and Lower Face Lift With Hidden Scars Possible
Thank you for your question. The typical lower facelift and neck lift is done with very well hidden scars. Typically a small incision is placed beneath the chin where it will not be seen and the lower facelift scars can be placed behind the ear and should be well hidden.
Occasionally it is necessary to bring the incision around into the crease beneath your ear lobule. This scar after healing is typically not noticeable.
Although recovery time varies with the individual typically 2 weeks is required for the bruising and swelling to resolve and for you to feel comfortable in public. You will however be able to be up and around go out for walks the first 2 or 3 days after surgery and makeup can cover most of the bruising. However I always advise not to plan an important social function like a wedding or a photography session for 6 weeks after facelift or neck lift surgery.
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Minimizing Scars after a Facelift
Facelift scars can be minimized by creating a slightly irregular contour and placing the incision behind the tragus (on the back of the cartilage of the ear). Your eye is drawn to a straight line so a slightly irregular contour will make the incision less noticeable. Also avoiding tension on the incision will help prevent the scar from widening. In general it takes about 2 weeks to heal to a degree where one feels comfortable going out to social events.
Face and necklift concealment.
Face and necklift concealment can be done as we have for 35 years by placing the incision inside the ear and on the back of the ear so that no scars are seen even with the hair up.
About Facial Rejuvenation with Lite-lift™
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. The LiteLift™ is an innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself which benefits many male patients. The goal of the #LiteLift is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.
The technique requires limited incisions and takes a vertical lifting approach, in contrast to the traditional facelift, which requires extensive incisions and lifts or pulls the face towards the ears horizontally. The modern techniques used allow us to perform most LiteLift® procedures in the office under local anesthesia. Also, removing the risk of general anesthesia opens the door for more people to pursue facial surgery. All too often people do not move forward with undergoing the desires facelift surgery due to their overwhelming fear of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.
Depending on the skills your surgeon has
Yes it is!
What makes the Concept™ Facelift so revolutionary is that you can have the same results as a traditional face life but can have you back to work within days rather than months. If you are looking for a procedure that will flatter and rejuvenate you, without too stark a difference post operatively, then a Concept™ Facelift is for you
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Concealing Scars in Necklift/Lower Facelift
I create a small, hidden incision is created in the natural fold under the chin. Then, instead of using a scalpel, I use a laser, liposuction, and sometimes a chin implant to improve the appearance of a sagging face, jowls, and neck.
I suggest you consult a board certified facial plastic surgeon to receive the highest quality knowledge, treatment, care and skill available.A consultation provides you the opportunity to relay your concerns and desired outcome to the surgeon while the surgeon can assess your health profile and discuss his/her pertinent advice.
SOCIALIZING, SCARRING AFTER LOWER FACELIFT SURGERY
When performing lower facelift surgery, pencil-thin incisions are created in the hair (without altering the hairline or losing hair!) and inside the ear for imperceptible incision lines. By 10-14 days, going out or seeing friends, family, or colleagues is possible with a little makeup.
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