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What Will My Facelift Incisions Look Like?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


A facelift can bring about a more vibrant appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissue. While this procedure can produce dramatic results, it's important to understand what to expect in terms of facelift recovery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can provide detailed information about incision placement during a consultation in Las Vegas, NV.

Though facelift incisions vary based on your needs and desired outcomes, our team works hard so that any visible scarring is kept to a minimum. Call VIP Plastic Surgery and learn why we are a trusted resource for all kinds of facial rejuvenation.

Choosing your facelift procedure

A consultation is the best time to discuss your goals and learn which facelift approach can help meet your needs. During this meeting, Dr. Khorsandi will assess your features, listen to your concerns, and explain what techniques are used during surgery. Our detailed explanations enable you to make an informed decision about your care.

Where are incisions placed during a facelift?

Facelift incisions are strategically placed in areas where scarring is easily hidden – usually in front of or inside the hairline and around the ears. Placement depends on your facial anatomy, skin laxity, hairline, and other factors.

Our personalized plans are tailored to each patient to ensure natural-looking results. Inform our team if you are prone to scarring or other issues that may affect your recovery. We take all possible precautions to minimize your risk of complications.

When do scars fade after facelift surgery?

Facelift incisions take roughly 12 – 18 months to fully heal and fade into scars. Most patients find that their scars are barely visible once they heal, but results depend on how well you follow our aftercare instructions. Dr. Khorsandi can walk you through the details of facelift recovery, including how to care for the incision sites and when you can expect results from facial rejuvenation surgery.

How to reduce facelift scarring at home

There's no one-size-fits-all solution for reducing the appearance of facelift scars in Las Vegas, NV. Here's how to make recovery as seamless as possible:

  • Keep the treatment areas clean and dry: Cleanse the area gently with warm water and mild soap. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Avoid sun exposure: UV rays can cause scarring to become more noticeable, so limit direct sun exposure as much as possible during healing.
  • Avoid pulling on the skin: Be gentle when washing and drying your skin. Don't pick, pull, or scratch the area to avoid damage.

When to call our clinic

Some minor swelling, bruising, and itchiness are normal during the first few weeks of facelift recovery. If you experience signs of infection, such as fever, redness, or discharge from the incision sites, it's important to call our clinic right away so we can assess the situation. Dr. Khorsandi can examine the area and offer treatment if necessary.

Get a facial rejuvenation procedure

Facelift incisions are placed with great care to minimize visible scarring. For more information about facelift recovery in Las Vegas, NV, contact VIP Plastic Surgery and schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. We understand the importance of safety, professionalism, and superior results – call now to book your appointment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.