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.