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Does A Facelift Leave Scars?

Do you want your face to look as young as you feel? Are less permanent procedures not cutting it anymore? Perhaps you’re considering a facelift, but you’re hesitant because of all the horror stories about pain and scars after a facelift you’ve heard from a friend of a friend.

Many people opt for facelifts to get long-lasting results. Many of them had the same hesitation and concerns. These concerns might have been the case ten years ago, but these fears are now dated thanks to modern surgical techniques. With proper planning and the help of a professional, a facelift will enable you to enjoy a more youthful appearance with minimal pain and scarring.

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Where Are The Incisions Made?

There are different types of facelifts with varying degrees of invasiveness, depending on what you want to achieve. Facelift incisions are typically made in places that aren’t noticeable like behind your hairline, in your ear canal, or behind your ear.

Choosing a skilled surgeon to perform your procedure is extremely important. Experienced surgeons, like Dr. Stein, will reduce scarring, recovery time, and discomfort. Dr. Stein has also perfected opening and closing surgical techniques so that the incisions are practically imperceptible unless you look for it.

How Long Will It Take for My Scar to Fade?

Even though the scars will not disappear completely, they do fade to a point where you don’t notice them at all. Most of them will be well-hidden anyway if your procedure is performed by a reputable surgeon. This is why most patients find the scars to be a good trade-off for a well-performed facelift.

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Recovery speed depends on a couple of different factors, like the size of the incisions and closing techniques. Dr. Stein uses advanced surgical techniques to not only create small incisions in the first place but also to seal the incisions so that the scars fade faster.

Our skin naturally loses its elasticity as we age. Because of this, we naturally need more time for our skin to recover from the incisions. However, we can use a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and treatment products to offset the influence of age on the scar. As a general rule of thumb, the better you take care of yourself, the faster the scar fades.

What Steps Can I Take for Scar Management?

In your initial consultation, Dr. Stein will identify all the factors that can contribute to the success or failure of your procedure, such as expectations and minimal scarring. In addition to that, he will work closely with you to answer all your questions and doubts. Dr. Stein will also customize a post-surgical scar management plan for you so that you enjoy the most out of your now-rejuvenated face.

I am thrilled with the results of my total facelift. I am 65 years old and had weight loss surgery a year ago. I loved having a slimmer body, but my face looked really saggy. I did my research and contacted several other Plastic surgeons. I chose Dr Stein after hearing how his patients felt about his work. Dr Stein is a gifted Plastic Surgeon. The facelift looks natural and that was very important to me. I have more confidence and am getting so many compliments. The procedure was easy, the recovery was fast and I am so happy I had this done. Thank you, Dr. Stein and your wonderful staff.

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Ready to learn more about looking years-younger with 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.

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By |2019-10-10T09:45:59-04:00September 12th, 2019|Facelift, Surgical Procedures|0 Comments
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