When it comes to the fight against the signs of aging, a facelift is unquestionably one of the most effective solutions available. Sure, you can use injectable treatments or dermal fillers to soften wrinkles and erase fine lines. However, dermal fillers can only last temporarily. If you want something permanent, then a facelift is the best choice.
As you consider a facelift, though, you probably wonder if the surgery will leave conspicuous scars in your face. This is a concern that many individuals worry about. Dr. Slupchynskyj, of The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey, understands this issue, so he always evaluates each patient’s case thoroughly to help him create a well-planned treatment course. This will allow him to plan where to place the incisions, so they’re less visible once they heal.
Scars are a natural part of surgery. Their visibility, though, will depend on the facelift technique the surgeon employs. There are several popular techniques, and each of them leaves scars in varying lengths and degree of visibility. Below are the most common ones:
- SMAS Facelift
Many consider this as the most invasive, as this not only affects the superficial layers of the skin but also deep-seated muscles and tissues of the face and neck. In most cases, the incision is longer, which starts at the temple above the hairline and extends downward to the front, edge, or ear lobe behind the ear.
- Traditional Facelift
A popular choice for individuals who want to correct severe facial aging, this requires two incisions. One is around the ears and runs to the hairline, and the other is a small incision below the chin.
A trademarked technique that Dr. Slupchynskyj developed, SLUPlift is one of the most popular procedures in a facelift. The advantages include its effectiveness in curbing the signs of aging before they become a problem, it’s less traumatic, and it leaves minimal scars. The procedure employs an incision just around the earlobe, so the scar is less visible.
As you can see, the degree of scar visibility varies depending on the technique used. If you want to look younger with minimal scars, then a SLUPlift is a good choice. If you want to learn more about SLUPlift and other facelift incisions, talk with Dr. Slupchynskyj. He’ll be more than happy to discuss the procedure with you and recommend a treatment course that is suitable for your unique needs.