Mini Facelift Surgery: What to Expect
What Happens During a Short Scar Facelift Procedure?
Short scar facelift surgery is a form of cosmetic surgery that can either be performed under local anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation.
At the start of the surgery, some fluid is injected into the face which makes the area go numb and reduces the amount of bleeding and bruising afterwards. The surgeon then makes small incisions just in front of the ears and begins separating the skin from the underlying structures.
When the skin has been separated the surgeon then works on the muscle layer under the skin: this is where the real lifting effect is achieved. The muscle layer is lifted, trimmed, and then sewn back in a more youthful position.
When this has been done, any excess skin is removed and the skin is gently stitched back together.
Through this technique, deeper soft tissues in the face can be elevated and repositioned with minimal scarring. It also allows the surgeon to tighten the skin in a way that accentuates the right facial features in a positive way.
Where Are The Scars?
The scars are hidden in the natural crease in front of the ear and within the ear itself. With a short scar facelift, an incision is also made in the crease behind the ear. If there is a lot of loose skin on the neck that needs to be removed, the incision may be extended into the hair behind the ears.
Over time the scars should be virtually undetectable.
The exact location of the scar in your individual case will always be discussed with your surgeon before you have your procedure.