What is the risk of heavy scarring from a facelift? I am a 53-year-old female and have heard horror stories of facelifts gone wrong.
The facelift are hidden in the hair or in natural creases around the ears. Unattractive scars are often the result of excess tension on the skin closure. The technique that we use avoids this and, in fact, the support of the deeper tissues also allows us to close the skin incision with very fine sutures with no tension, thus allowing for minimal scarring. Unfavorable scars are extremely uncommon. As a matter of fact, more than 80% of the sutures that we use are very fine and dissolvable. So, again, the likelihood of developing an unfavorable scar is quite remote.