Have you been considering facelift surgery, but you’re held back by thoughts of visible scarring on your face?
It’s 100% understandable. After all, you want to get a facelift so you can correct sagging skin and wrinkles – not to feel self-conscious about whether people notice your surgical scarring.
That’s why we’re taking an in-depth look at one of the most popular questions we receive during the facelift consultation:
“Does a facelift leave visible scarring?”
Facelift Scarring: Why Incision Placement Matters
The answer to that question is pretty straightforward: if done correctly, your facelift surgery shouldn’t leave any visible scarring. That’s because the most common incision placement areas include:
Within the scalp line
Behind the ears
Directly underneath the chin (for lower face/neck lifts)
Incisions are made in these areas because they’re a lot easier to hide from plain sight. The only time these scars will be seen is if you point them out to another person; otherwise, no one will even notice!
If you’re worried about surgical scarring, choosing the right plastic surgeon can play a critical role in ensuring that you don’t have a visible scar. A board-certified surgeon will work closely with you to understand your goals and desired results, as well as any concerns you might have about visible facelift scarring.
Here are a few quick signs that you’ve found the right plastic surgeon to perform your facelift surgery:
They have a board certification from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
They have a portfolio with examples of facelift surgeries they’ve performed in the past.
They take the time to explain what your facelift procedure may involve, and don’t shy away from breaking down the cost of your facelift surgery.
They make you feel comfortable and safe throughout the consultation process.
“My first ever facial done at the El Paso Cosmetic Surgey Center (West Location) was amazing. Marrisa was so knowledgeable and sweet! She talked me through the entire HydraFacial process and began with understanding my skin type and what this facial would do for me such as removing dead skin cells, providing antioxidants, and serums. She also told me how to care for my skin post appointment and addressed other concerns I had about my skin. I felt very comfortable the entire time and will definitely be going back for future services at the MedSpa with Marissa. My skin felt hydrated, supple, smooth, and refreshed!” *
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!