Factors That Could Affect Scarring After Your Face Lift

Any procedure that involves opening the skin will result to scarring. The same is true for surgical cosmetic procedures which often requires cutting through layers of skin. However, here at our Hazleton face lift practice, we consider any type of plastic surgery as a work of art and we aim to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible.

In addition, a thorough understanding of the factors that could increase the likelihood of noticeable scarring following a face lift will help you make the decision to either choose a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure or facial non-rejuvenation options.

By and large, the following factors could influence the way your skin heals and your degree of scarring: 

  • Age – the older you are, the greater chances of scarring. This has to do with the status of your collagen as well as exposure to other elements such as UV rays, smoking, and environmental pollution.
  • Genetics and race – Fair-skinned individuals may find out that their scars are more noticeable while those with darker skin tones are more likely to form keloid scars.
  • Size and depth of the incision
  • Elasticity of your skin before the surgery
  • Lifestyle factors such as smoking, nutrition, sleeping habits, and alcohol intake
  • Sun exposure following surgery
  • Wound care habits

Deciding on Your Hazleton Face Lift

One of the key factors that could significantly affect the success of your face lift is the experience of your surgeon in face lift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures. As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your face lift goals for cosmetic enhancement and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.

Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570) 622-2900. We look forward to your visit!

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