Many of my Houston facelift patients inquire about where the scars will be after a facelift. This truly depends on the extent of the facelift or neck lift and on the closure by the facelift surgeon. A neck lift requires about a 1-1.5 inch incision in the crease under the chin. This scar heals relatively well in a hidden location. Incisions will need to be made in front and behind the ears that may extend into the hairline depending on the type of facelift performed. These incisions will be closed meticulously and should hide well inside creases and in a fashion where hair follicles will grow through the scar.
Dr. Funk is a facelift surgeon in Houston Texas.