Have you ever wondered:  Does a facelift leave scars?

Every incision leaves a scar, but a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon will minimize the appearance of facelift scars. Small, strategically placed incisions, and proper healing, work together to make any scarring as imperceptible as possible. They often cannot be seen at all once fully healed. Dr. Rai performs endoscopic facelifts, which requires very small incisions and has a shorter recovery time than older facelift techniques.

Several factors affect scarring. Those who are prone to keloid scarring are at risk for developing more visible scars. The surgeon’s technique plays a very large role.

Placement of the incision, is obviously the biggest factor. Dr. Rai makes the incisions for facelifts in strategic locations along the hairline and in natural creases where they simply blend in with the landscape of your face.

Tension on an incision as it heals creates a wider scar. Dr. Rai works with the tissues beneath the skin which carries the skin along, rather than pulling the skin overly tight to lift the tissues. This minimizes tension on the incision, for a very thin scar, and it creates natural looking results.

Very often, facelift scars are not visible at all, and when they are, makeup can easily mask them.

If you are considering a facelift and would like to learn more, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai. Dr. Rai provides cosmetic surgery procedures to patients living in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas of Texas.