Facelift surgery is a popular procedure for lifting and tightening the skin, but the incisions and recovery time can be less than ideal for some. At Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we offer the short scar facelift procedure to help you achieve dynamic results with less visible scarring and downtime.
With locations in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon in Washington, Cosmetic Surgical Arts is led by Dr. Don Wortham. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how a short scar facelift can safely and effectively reverse your visible signs of aging.
What is a Short Scar Facelift?
When it comes to reversing lines, wrinkles and folds as a result of the natural aging process, facelift surgery is one of the most effective ways to lift and tighten the skin to create a rejuvenated look. While the incisions that are involved in facelift surgery are typically hidden in the hairline and natural folds of the skin, a short scar facelift is another, less invasive option.
The short scar facelift procedure varies depending on your aesthetic goals, but this technique can:
- Remove excess skin
- Tighten the underlying tissues of the face by targeting the lower face and jaw muscles
What is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Short Scar Facelift?
During a typical facelift procedure, incisions are made around the ears and up into the hairline to allow full access to the underlying facial structure while minimizing visible scarring. True to its name, a short scar facelift requires a shorter incision – usually around the lower ear. After the skin and/or muscle structures are manipulated, the smaller incision is sealed with less sutures than a typical facelift requires.
Depending on your individual skin condition, a facelift may be more appropriate to achieve your aesthetic goals. During your consultation with Dr. Wortham and our medical team, we will discuss these factors with you and help you decide which procedure is best for you.
What is the Recovery Time?
With less sutures and a less extensive procedure, the recovery time is typically less than with a full facelift, but you will still need to take some time off from work and normal activities for the initial healing process. Our medical team will monitor your progress and help you determine when to return to your normal activities.
Bruising and swelling are common after this procedure but should subside more quickly than with more extensive procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Wortham and our medical team will discuss the possible risks and additional safety information that may apply to you.
Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation and find out how short scar facelift surgery can create dynamic results with less downtime.