Northwest Face & Body

Are Facelift Scars Visible?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

When considering any form of facial plastic surgery, patients may become worried about scarring. Since the face is a highly visible area, visible scarring of any type is not ideal. When performing these surgeries, cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Ludwig Allegra, place incisions precisely and make them as thin as possible. So, are facelift scars visible?

Facelift scars are placed near the ear. The exact placement can vary. Sometimes they are hidden completely behind the ear and other times they will be placed where the ear and face meet in front of the ear. These placements generally heal well and can be covered with hair or makeup after the initial healing period. Patients prone to scarring will need to work closely with their surgeon to ensure perfect placement to keep any future scars concealed and promote the best possible results.

Most facelift patients will not have visible scarring after one to two years. Additionally, Dr. Allegra’s facelift techniques and specialty in facelifts allow him to optimally minimize the size of the scar.

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Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.