Today’s advanced surgical techniques have elevated the facelift to fine art, including how visible the scars are once they heal. Double board-certified physician Dr. Adam Stein is a facial plastic surgery specialist who is conscious of how scarring can affect a patient’s confidence. He’s developed precision techniques to not only camouflage scars in discreet locations but aid in their healing, so they’re barely there.

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How Does A Facelift Work?

Every facelift Dr. Stein performs is as individual as the patients themselves. When skin becomes lax, the support of your facial structures is diminished. The muscles and connective tissues of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS, layer and fat pads that cushion the face and give it its unique contours begin to shift downward. Hollows form, wrinkles deepen, and jowls and loose skin around the jawline develop. A facelift repositions these tissues and removes excess skin for a rounder, more youthful facial contour and tighter, smoother skin.

A full facelift is a combination of techniques that take each region of the face and shape it for maximum rejuvenation. A full facelift may include a brow lift or upper and lower eyelid lifts in conjunction with shaping the muscles and fat of the mid-face before moving on to a lower facelift. A lower facelift repositions the muscles, fat, and skin around the jawline and mouth and may also include a neck lift, which lifts and contours the platysma muscles in the neck and removes excess skin. 

Dr. Stein can customize any of these procedures into one cohesive plan for your facial rejuvenation, and his expertise and artistry have provided thousands of patients with successful results.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

While facelifts are most commonly performed on men and women in their 50s and 60s, it can be a successful procedure for patients as early as their 40s or as mature as their 80s. If you’re concerned about downward shifting facial features, hollows, or deep wrinkles and skin laxity, Dr. Stein can help you look your best at every age. Schedule a consultation to learn more.

How Noticeable Are the Scars from a Facelift?

Dr. Stein has performed over 1,000 facelift procedures in his career and has refined his techniques to minimize tissue trauma for an easier, less painful recovery and better healing. This includes attention to how and where the incisions are made and how to reduce scarring. For corrections to the upper facial structures, incisions are hidden in the hairline or, for eyelid lifts, in the creases around the eye. For mid-face or lower facelifts, incisions are made in the hairline wherever possible and around the front of the ears to be concealed in ear folds for maximum camouflage. If a neck lift is part of your facelift, a small incision on the chin’s underside is made to access the platysma muscle and underlying tissues.

The placement of each incision allows for thorough concealment. Dr. Stein is also highly practiced in fine suturing to minimize scars, and he’ll provide aftercare instructions designed to diminish scars’ visibility, including skincare techniques and products.

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What Results Can I Expect?

Your facelift results will gradually become visible around 2-3 weeks, with smoother, tighter skin, more rounded, youthful features, and a more streamlined jaw and profile. If you’ve combined your facelift with eyelid lifts, you’ll appear more alert and well-rested. As for scars, they will fade to pink in the first few months, eventually paling to a whitish hue by 12 months. In fact, Dr. Stein’s techniques are so precise, many of his patients have trouble identifying their scars once they’re fully healed!

“I was referred to Dr Stine by an anesthetist and I’m so happy with the process and results. Dr. Stine was so responsive and supportive post op answering if this or that was normal. I feel the results are natural and becoming.” *

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about a facelift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.

*Individual results may vary.