I am a mother, 79 years old and had a mini facelift and the scars are weird. Any suggestions?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A  Q. I am a mother, 79 years old and had a mini facelift and the scars are weird. Any suggestions? I just want to know if anyone has ever heard of a mini facelift where the incision went up along the face all the way to temple area and then from the hairline to where the “crows feet” are on the outside of the eyes. A. Thank you for raising your concerns. The artistry of cosmetic surgery is to understand the advantages and limitations in matching the patient with a particular technique for the best result. ​In your case, it sounds that the surgeon found that a “mini” facelift incision left too much skin excess and had to elongate the incision to tuck the darts and pleats .  Using the “crow’s feet” creases of the eye are one option and usually heal well. Most experienced facelift surgeons will tuck the skin excess behind the ear and on to the neck hairline. Older options carried the incision up the temple. Each has its own pro’s and con’s. ​ ​You may wish to consider ZO (Obagi) Skin Health therapy, peels and lasers to mature and improve the scar quality. If your surgeon does not provide these options, consult with a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, ENT Facial Surgeon or Dermatologist who does.  Cover-up cosmetics should work well there too. ​ ​I hope this helps. All the best!
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