If you’ve been interesting in getting facelift surgery but haven’t yet made the leap, it may be because one question is holding you back:

“Will a facelift leave a visible scar?”

We understand the trepidation. After all, no one wants visible scarring on their face if it can be avoided. And the last thing you want to do is to spend money getting a facelift done if the only thing people will notice afterwards is your scarring.

That’s why we’re here to explore the issue around facelift scarring, and whether or not people will be able to see yours. Let’s get started!

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*Individual Results May Vary.

Will People Be Able to See Your Facelift Scars?

Facelift scars are camouflaged by clever placement, making them very difficult to see once they heal. Specifically, facelift incisions are placed:

  • Behind the ears
  • Along or within the hairline
  • Underneath the chin (in a natural crease)

The placement of your facelift incision will largely depend on the type of facelift surgery you opt for. For example, a mini facelift may only require an incision around the ears, while a full facelift may include incisions along the hairline and behind the ears.

If you’re concerned about facelift scarring, it’s a good idea to talk to your plastic surgeon about your questions. During the consultation period, your plastic surgeon can walk you through what to expect from facelift scarring, so you can feel 100% confident about your surgery.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

You’re a good candidate for facelift surgery if you have noticed a significant decline in your skin laxity, or you have moderate-to-severe facial folds, wrinkles, and more.

Facelift surgery can also improve the look of aging around the eyes, including if you have baggy eyelids or undereye bags.

Finally, you may see great benefits from facelift surgery if you have jowls or fat around the jawline. A mini facelift (or lower facelift) can do a lot to help address jawline issues!

“Doctor M is incredible! He is well versed in all procedures and takes time to listen to his patients to achieve the best results! The office is beautiful and the rest of the staff is professional and helpful! Highly recommend this office for any procedures!” *


Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about what kind of surgical scarring you can expect from a procedure like a facelift? Schedule your consultation, or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

*Individual results may vary.