Will My Facelift Scars Be Obvious?
If you are considering turning back the clock with facelift, you have likely thought about the possibility of scarring. Some scarring after any cosmetic surgical procedure is inevitable. But as long as you work with a qualified surgeon and take proper care after your procedure, your scars should heal and become nearly invisible.
Here, Dr. DeMars explains the factors that affect scarring after facelift.
The Skill and Experience of the Surgeon
The results from facelift, including the visibility of scars, are highly dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon who performs the procedure. A well-trained facelift surgeon like Dr. DeMars takes several steps to ensure that post-op scarring is not an issue. For instance, he creates incisions in the natural creases of the skin, behind the ears and within the hairline, ensuring that scarring is concealed and not obvious.
In addition, Dr. DeMars is careful to avoid excessive pulling or tightening of the skin during facelift, which can increase the tension placed on the incisions and adversely affect the scars’ ability to heal properly. Dr. DeMars’ superior technique and expertise lead to remarkable facelift results with very little visible scarring.
“Patients are very pleasantly surprised when they find their scars from face and eyelid rejuvenation surgeries are nearly invisible after only a few months,” Dr. DeMars says.
Your Post-Op Recovery
Your recovery plays a decisive factor on how well your scars heal after facelift. Rushing your recovery or not listening to all of your surgeon’s post-op instructions are surefire ways to sabotage your results. Resuming physical activities before your surgeon clears you to do so can strain the healing tissues and lead to noticeable scarring. Even stepping out in public too soon can affect the appearance of your scars as unprotected sun exposure can cause the scars to darken and thicken. Other factors, like smoking, can also lead to unsightly scarring.
Contact Dr. DeMars Today
To learn more about facelift, including how to care for your healing scars after surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. DeMars. Contact his Portland practice to speak to a member of his team today.