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How can I get rid of scars in front of my ears after a face lift?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Facelift scars

you can never get rid of a scar however, it can be revised.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Facelift scars

you can never get rid of a scar however, it can be revised.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Rian Maercks
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

These scars fade to nearly invisible in most patients if the facelift is a success.
With the advet of mini-skin only facelift more complications are seen with widened scarring. In this case a revision with a true structurally sound facelift is indicated.

In brief: It depends

These scars fade to nearly invisible in most patients if the facelift is a success.
With the advet of mini-skin only facelift more complications are seen with widened scarring. In this case a revision with a true structurally sound facelift is indicated.
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Facelift scar issues

Facelift scars can be improved.
In many cases, time is all that is needed. Beyond 6-12 months, however, some intervention is needed to create further improvement. This can range from medical tattooing to scar revision procedures. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Facelift scar issues

Facelift scars can be improved.
In many cases, time is all that is needed. Beyond 6-12 months, however, some intervention is needed to create further improvement. This can range from medical tattooing to scar revision procedures. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scar in front of ear

Scar placement in front of the ear, especially in women, is often done behind the tragus so it's not visible.
A relatively minor touch up procedure can correct the pre auricular scar.

In brief: Scar in front of ear

Scar placement in front of the ear, especially in women, is often done behind the tragus so it's not visible.
A relatively minor touch up procedure can correct the pre auricular scar.
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acne scar treatments

Multiple options for improving the appearance of "ice pick" acne scars exist.
Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience.

In brief: Acne scar treatments

Multiple options for improving the appearance of "ice pick" acne scars exist.
Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scars are permanent

You can seek plastic surgical opinions on improving the position of the scars, or improving the quality of the closure, but your own genetics of healing cannot be altered.
The best scars are well-placed, meticulously-closed without tension (layers), and kept from ultraviolet exposure so they don't darken. Sometimes scar revision or laser treatments can improve them. Dr. Tholen.

In brief: Scars are permanent

You can seek plastic surgical opinions on improving the position of the scars, or improving the quality of the closure, but your own genetics of healing cannot be altered.
The best scars are well-placed, meticulously-closed without tension (layers), and kept from ultraviolet exposure so they don't darken. Sometimes scar revision or laser treatments can improve them. Dr. Tholen.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: See your surgeon

If they need to be revised surgeons typically wait one year. Your original surgeon probably will revise them at no charge.

In brief: See your surgeon

If they need to be revised surgeons typically wait one year. Your original surgeon probably will revise them at no charge.
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